Get lucky and find your furever friend at the SPCA of Texas! $25 adoptions for all dogs 40lbs+, March 1st-31st at the SPCA of Texas’ Dallas Animal Care Center, the Ellis County Animal Care Center, and in foster.
THE Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
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Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
Tom is a truly special guy and we want everyone to know about him! He’s been a volunteer for the SPCA of Texas since 10/5/2011 – we all know and adore him. And we’re willing to bet that you will too. We recently asked Tom some questions about why he volunteers for the SPCA of Texas and here’s what he had to say.
Roxy was the first dog I met after our shelter reopened. She gave me a VIP welcome with her sweet face and wagging tail before we went on a walk.
Roxy is a senior girl (9 yo) that likes everyone. She is a staff favorite and spends part of her week outside her kennel helping in their SPCA offices. She loves treats but shouldn’t have too many in order to slim down her figure. She’s not a fan of other pups so needs to be the only pet to get attention from her new adopters. Adopters get to take her for a trial adoption to make sure it is a perfect fit. (You can find Roxy’s adoption profile here https://spcafindapet.com/detail.php?aid=45993229&cid=10…)
The feeling you have after an adoption is such a rewarding experience. The adopter is so excited, happy and euphoric. The animal being adopted is excited too, but has no idea how much love they are about to receive in their furever home. Both of their appreciation while leaving is priceless!
I lived in Asia for seven years then returned to Dallas where I initially rented a house with a no-pet policy. I started volunteering with the SPCA of Texas to satisfy my pet-fix. Two years later I bought my home. Before closing on my home, I had already selected my first adoptee. I remained volunteering because I liked the opportunity to find the activities where I can help the most. An added benefit is making friends with the staff and other volunteers. All such great and caring people!
The SPCA of Texas allows you many opportunities to select a volunteer service that really interests you. I love adoption counseling. Others may prefer closer interaction with the animals via walking, social interaction with animals and assisting the behavior department. Some volunteers even help with our rescues and clinics. You just need to express your desires and most likely the staff will find a way for you to help. There are also special events to assist as a volunteers like mobile adoptions and fundraiser programs. I am on the Strut Your Mutt Committee. I look forward to participating in this event every year as it is a major fund raiser and also one of the most fun events anywhere in Dallas.
I have had several friends come to our facility and adopt their pets. I get to visit them regularly and see the family and pet enjoying life together. So rewarding to be a part of that result.
To learn more about our volunteer program and how to become a volunteer please visit spca.org/volunteer.
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