If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
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The SPCA of Texas continues suspension of general intake and on-site adoptions at most locations due to the recent documentation of at least fifteen dogs infected with the canine distemper virus (CDV) in its care. The suspension is expected to continue for at least the next three weeks. Foster homes are also needed for distemper positive dogs. Recently, many shelters in north Texas have been facing similar outbreaks. Out of an abundance of caution, all dogs are being monitored and tested for infection.
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Have you taken a meow-tain of pet pictures this past year? Now’s your chance to show off your best bud in the paws-itively awesome 2023 Pet Photo Calendar Contest! All you need to do is pick your favorite photos of your furry BFF and enter the contest for $25. Then, get your friends and family to vote for your pet! Plus, all entries are guaranteed to have their image included in the calendar or on the collage pages. Celebrate your pet while helping the SPCA of Texas care for animals that are waiting for loving homes of their own!
The SPCA of Texas’ 17th annual, Strut Your Mutt, the Race to End Animal Cruelty, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and Hill’s Pet Nutrition was a tailwaggin’ success! Thank you to all that joined us on Saturday, April 30th at Fair Park in Dallas! Don’t forget, you can still donate today!
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ABOUT ME: How 'bout dem WRINKLES?! If you like a smooshy face and pouty lip, I'm your gal! Bella is the name and I'm a bundle of fun. I love toys and treats, playing in water, and running zoomies around the yard. My dislikes are big loud trucks and gardening equipment. The shelter has been a really tough environment for me, but staff has given me a lot of attention and love to help me learn how to be my best self. I spend lots of office time with staff and am a pretty good girl who knows how to entertain myself and relax. I even know Sit. I greet my friends with full body wiggles - I can hardly contain my joy!HOME NEEDS: I require a house with a private, securely fenced yard. A quiet home with fewer visitors would be best.KIDS: Adults Only, please. Bring everyone in the household to meet me!DOGS/CATS: No thanks, I'd like to be the only pet in the home. SPECIAL NOTE: Potential adopters get to foster-to-adopt to make sure we're a good match! The SPCA of Texas will provide behavioral and medical support during the trial period to help ensure a smoother transition from shelter to home. APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled. Fill out an online application to meet me!
ABOUT APOLLO: And the award for "Best in Ears" goes to...Apollo! Apollo came to SPCA of Texas as part of a cruelty case in February 2019. He had a long journey to recovery, but with patience, love, and an awesome foster dad, Apollo has flourished into the goofy, loyal pup you see today!PERSONALITY: Apollo is a very charismatic guy and never forgets his friends. Once he's your bud, he loves you and is even willing to share his snacks or toys with you. LIKES: Apollo loves treats (even vegetables!), sunbathing, belly rubs, chasing squirrels, entertaining himself with toys, watching sports on TV, sleeping in all kinds of silly positions, and cuddling for nap time! SKILLS: Looking for a dog with great house manners? Apollo is house trained, does well when left alone, is non-destructive, knows how to entertain himself, and is a generally quiet and chill dude! IDEAL HOME: Apollo is looking for a home where he can be the only pet in the home - he wants his family all to himself! Apollo's home should have a private, securely fenced backyard. KIDS: I'd like my home to be 13+ and I need to meet kids 13-16 before going home.NOTE: I'm available for foster-to-adopt.Please copy/paste this link to your browser to see more photos/videos of Apollo: https://bit.ly/3AbwJYoAPPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled. Please complete an online application if you'd like to meet me!
ABOUT ME: I'm a pretty sweet guy once I get comfortable! My favorite thing is to play with other dogs, maybe a little too much, and nuzzle you for pets. Once I get to know you I become a completely different dog and show how confident I can truly be!FOSTER TESTIMONIAL: "He is so loving. He may need to learn some trust at first, but he has it in him to be a great boy. His tails wags faster than I've ever seen another dog wag. If he is feeling the love, he comes up to you with his turbo-tail and it is adorable because you know he is so excited."DREAM HOME: I will need a house with a securely fenced-in yard where I can keep working on my leash confidence. I also want to meet everyone in the household before coming home. DOGS: Yes please! I will require another friendly dog in the home to serve as my companion and role model. KIDS: The little kids may be too much for me. 12+ please!COPY/PASTE to view more pictures of me: https://bit.ly/3vZGectSPECIAL NOTE: You get to take me on a test drive through a trial adoption!APPOINTMENT NOTICE: I am in a foster home so please complete an online application if you'd like to meet me!
ABOUT ME: I was rescued by the SPCA of Texas when my buddies and I were found abandoned out in the woods. I had little to no human contact prior to being rescued, so it has taken the behavior team a long time to show me that life with humans is okay. I've been showing interest in new people even though I am scared and I'm constantly improving on my leashwalking. I love snacks and I hope my foster is ready to bribe me with lots of tasty treats!MY HOME: A calm, quiet household with humans 12 and up. My home should have a securely fenced yard with at least 6-foot privacy fencing. I'll need to meet everyone in the home before I leave!DOGS: Bring them to meet me!NOTE: I'm available for foster-to-adopt.APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled- please fill out an online application to meet me!
ABOUT ME: My rescue mates and I were found living out in the middle of nowhere living in the woods. I love treats and I even recently learned that pets aren't so bad either. I'm such a beautiful lady with a quirky personality- I get excited to see my friends and can't contain my excitement! DREAM HOME: I will require a home with a securely fenced-in yard where I can confidently do my business or a low traffic apartment.DOGS: Yes please! Having another dog in the home is required to help with my confidence. KIDS: I'd do best with older teens 15 + or adults only please.APPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled- complete an online application to meet me.
ABOUT ME: Yes, I'm fancy... just like my name! You'll clearly notice my gorgeous blue eyes first - maybe I'm a "designer" dog after all! I came to the SPCA in October of 2019 from a hoarding case along with 42 other animals and I was the largest dog in the bunch! I was pretty shut down when I arrived, but now I've spent over a year in my foster home and have come a long way!PERSONALITY: I am really relaxed, and I love laying on my bed A LOT. I am a bit shy, but being in a foster home has definitely helped me learn how to "dog". My foster parent says that I'm pretty low maintenance and absolutely the sweetest dog - I don't really bark and have fun just laying and chewing on a toy. Whenever I see my favorite humans, I just can't stop wagging my tail in excitement! Although I don't walk on a leash, I go outside to do my business and am completely house trained in my foster home.KIDS: They're adorable, but I require a home with kids over the age of 12. Please bring kids ages 12-17 to meet me!DOGS: Sure, please bring them to meet me! I live with two other dogs in my foster home and appreciate that they give me space and let me do my own thing. A smaller dog or another chill dog like me would be fine or I could be happy soaking up all your attention for myself!CATS: I do well with the kitty in my foster home!HOME NEEDS: I am looking for a calm, quiet household. Also, I'm still working on my leash walking skills, so I'll need a house with a securely fenced-in back yard. I love to sun bathe!SPECIAL NOTE: Potential adopters get to take me out for a trial adoption to make sure we're a perfect fit! The SPCA of Texas will provide all medical and behavioral support to ensure a smooth transition.COPY/PASTE this link into your browser for more pictures of me: https://bit.ly/3jCI7pV
About Me: Hi there, my name is Cona and I came to the SPCA of Texas in October of 2019 with 42 of my Chihuahua-type friends and some chickens! I struggled with skin issues for a long time and that's finally settled, although I may look naked for a long time... maybe always? The next hurdle is losing some of this weight! I've spent time in a foster home and I occasionally ask them for pets or snuggles - it's always on my terms. Otherwise, I'm a really low maintenance and easy dog. I never bark, do fine when left alone, and go to the bathroom outside or will use pee pads if available. I love to sunbathe even though that means my foster parents have to spray doggy sunscreen on me first - yuck!HOME NEEDS: I need a calm, quiet home with a securely fenced yard. I'm still working on getting comfortable on leash and loud sounds make me nervous.DOGS: While I'm not a dog that actively tries to engage other dogs, I can peacefully coexist with calm doggos.KIDS: Adults Only, please.NOTE: I'm available for foster-to-adopt,so that the SPCA of Texas can provide medical and behavior support while I settle into a new home!COPY/PASTE for more cute pictures/videos of me: https://bit.ly/3wC66KlAPPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled. Please fill out an application to meet me!
ABOUT DAPHNE: Hi, I'm Daphne. If I could have any career, it would probably be as a doggy model. Everyone oohs and ahhs over my gorgeous red coat, beautiful amber eyes, adorable pink nose, and stoic expression. I was rescued from a cruelty case in October of 2019 and was SO SHY at first, but have made great strides and make progress in little ways every day. FOSTER TESTIMONIAL: "Daphne is so low maintenance and she is gentle and sweet. We haven't had any issues with accidents inside and she gets along great with my dogs!" She also reported that I do well when left alone. LIKES: My favorite treats are canned chicken and hot dogs! I enjoy looking out the window and watching the world go by, but my favorite thing to do is play with other dogs.IDEAL HOME: I need a calm and quiet environment and require a home with a securely fenced yard. Walking on leash in the neighborhood still makes me nervous. Please bring everyone in the household to meet me. DOGS: Absolutely yes! Having another friendly dog in the home is a requirement. I get along with calm, independent dogs, but I really love playing with puppies. KIDS: No, thank you. Adults Only for me, please.COPY/PASTE this link into your browser to see more cute photos/videos of Daphne: https://bit.ly/2UDlOrfAPPOINTMENT TYPE: Scheduled. I'm in a foster home, so please fill out an application to meet me!
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