Aussie is a beautiful boy with a happy-go-lucky personality and loving temperament. He’s a little energetic, so he will need to go to an active household with adults who enjoy running or plenty of park time or he would be great in a home with kids who can run and play with him. This is a great family pet.  Please consider giving Aussie a home for the holidays!

Aussie 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 December 21, 2012.