Hi, my name is Little Ann despite my lovely full figure. Perhaps it’s due to my loving nature or my eagerness to please, but I am so happy to have your attention. I am capable of learning all that is required to blend seamlessly into your lifestyle. I hope that it will include play dates at the park, hearty runs and lots of play. I’m a studious girl, too, so structured teaching of commands would be great fun! Won’t you come spend some time with me? Our forever could be just a visit away!

Little Ann 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 August 28, 2015.