Monkey, a Brussels Griffon terrier, almost 6 years old and weighing about 12 pounds, is a feisty fellow who loves being held but also has energy to burn. He does not like being crated, and isn’t so found of children, and will need a stern owner to remind him who is in charge. Monkey’s adoption includes a scholarship pairing the new owners with a certified trainer to make his transition to his new home successful.

Other pets are available for adoption from Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton. The no-kill shelter is open six days: Monday, 3-8 p.m.; closed Tuesday; Wednesday, 3-8 p.m.; Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; Friday, noon- 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. The cost is $110 for cats, $135 for kittens, $150 for dogs over 1 year, and $175 for puppies. The cost includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs, leukemia and FIV test for cats, and more. Those who adopt two pets at the same time receive a $20 discount.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 6, 2016.