Copper was originally found as a stray puppy by a senior couple who soon realized that he was too much for them to handle. He was brought to Operation Kindness to find a home where his energy level would be appreciated. He is friendly and playful and will make a great family pet. Please come to the shelter to meet Copper. And bring the kids, because he will make everyone smile.

Cooper 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 31, 2012.