Tyler is a big — we mean really big — boy. He has a playful and very attentive disposition. He seems alert and very interested in his surroundings. He is a beautiful dog who needs plenty of exercise. He plays well with other dogs, loves to play ball and is 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.

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 June 19, 2015.