petMarmalade is a cute little boy who was rescued from a puppy mill and brought to Operation Kindness to find his forever home. He was terrified when he arrived and it took him several weeks before he started trusting people. Now he is on the road to finding that home he has never experienced. If you have time and patience to give this little boy the TLC that he needs to become a social butterfly, come meet Marmalade.  You will make a little boy very happy.

Marmalade 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 November 23, 2012.