Meet Barney, a handsome, 5-year-old, black-and-white Rottweiler mix weighing 75 pounds. He’s a big guy with an even bigger personality! He came to the SPCA of Texas on April 4 when he was rescued by an Animal Cruelty Investigator. He loves going on walks, playing outside and staying active. And he enjoys hanging out with people and getting lots of attention. He’d be happiest with a family who will have plenty of time to spend with him. He’s a little choosier when it comes to his canine companions, so bring any other dogs you have for a meet-and- greet to see if they get along. Barney has been neutered, microchipped and has received all age-appropriate vaccinations. He is heartworm positive, but thanks to generous donors, his treatments will be FREE at any Metroplex-area VCA Animal Hospital. #153897

Barney is waiting for you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, near I-30 and Hampton Road. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Sun-Wed, and noon-7 p.m. Thurs-Sat. Regular adoption fees are $250 for puppies, $125 for adult dogs 6 months or older and kittens 0-6 months, $75 for adult cats 6 months or older and $50 for senior dogs or cats 7 years or older and VIP dogs and cats (available for adoption for 30 days or more.) Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of PetHealth Insurance provided by PetPlan, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a free year-long subscription to Activ4Pets, a rabies tag and a free leash. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit today.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition August 25, 2017.