As her name implies, Gemma is a real gem. This beautiful white-and-cream-colored Labrador retriever mix is about 1 year old and weighs 54 pounds. Gemma is as friendly and outgoing as she looks. She’s a typical Lab, with lots of energy, always ready to play and personality plus.


Gemma and  many other great dogs, cats, puppies and kittens are available for adoption from the Dallas Animal Services Adoption Center, located at 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30 on the northeast corner. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. The cost to adopt is $85 for dogs and $55 for cats and includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and more. All dogs are negative for heartworms, and cats have been tested for FeLV and FIV.  For more information, visit or call 214-671-0249.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 29, 2010