Ariel is a darling 3-month-old American Staffordshire Terrier found in a parking lot, covered with fleas and dirt. A lady took her in, cleaned her up and tried to find the owner, with no success. Ariel came to Operation Kindness and received vaccinations, a micro chip and surgery to spay her. She is strong and muscular with a cute patch over one eye. Ariel will be about 35-40 pounds. She’s a happy puppy, ready for a great home with plenty of room to run and play.


Ariel 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 June 8, 2012.