Bud is an Anatolian shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix and a really big boy. At  just over 3 years old, he weighs in at 104 pounds, so he will need a home with plenty of room to play and to relax. He will do best being an only dog, and in a home with no children under 12. But he is a smart guy and has a heart as big as his body. So make room in your life for Bud and he’ll be your friend forever.

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 July 1, 2016.