StellaMeet  Stella! She is a precious 2-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever who was brought to Operation Kindness from a city shelter. Stella is a fun-loving puppy who enjoys playing fetch with tennis balls and cuddling up in your lap. She has big brown eyes that will melt your heart. She has a lot of energy and is looking for a family that will spend time with her as she is still a puppy. Stella will do best with an active family that has a backyard for her to run and play in throughout the day. Please come and meet Stella at Operation Kindness. She is very special and will make a wonderful family pet!

Stella 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 October 18, 2013.