petBruiser was surrendered by his momma because she was unable financially to take care of him and his sister, Bella Blue. They were first adopted from Operation Kindness three years ago and are actual siblings. They’ve never been apart a day of their life. We would really like to keep these two together. They both are super friendly and have outgoing personalities. They are a great pair and very good house pets. They also do great with kids and other dogs.

Bruiser 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 9, 2012.