Tyler is a really big boy with a wonderful, playful and very attentive disposition who needs a loving home and lots of exercise. He seems alert and very interested in his surroundings. Tyler plays well with other dogs, loves to play ball and is also easily motivated by food, which should make training a snap. He is a very strong dog and will need some guidance with his leash manners but with consistency, rules and boundaries Tyler will thrive.

Tyler and 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 29, 2015.