Darby is a Jack Russell mix that every person or dog he meets and would probably even do well with cats. He is an active dog that sleeps in his crate at night as long as he can see you. He is a great travel companion. Darby is a very people-oriented dog and doesn’t like to be alone, but this can be improved with training and consistency. Darby is completely deaf, but is very trainable and treat motivated. He will need more obedience training to teach more commands using signals and sign language.

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 October 16, 2015.