November is Adopt a Senior Animal Month. There are many good reasons to consider taking in an older animal:
They are less frisky, less likely to chew up your shoes or claw the couch.
They are usually housebroken.
They have established personalities, making finding the perfect match much easier.
They are a shorter term commitment, with less years left to require your care.
They usually do not demand as much time or attention as a puppy or kitten
Here are some of the wonderful animals available this month in McKinney:
Gracie is a gorgeous Australian Shepherd and Cattle Dog mix who has a soft, black, coat with beautiful white and brown markings on her chest and paws. She has floppy ears, and stunning, amber eyes. She just turned three years old, and she is a nice medium sized girl weighing about 45 pounds. Gracie is very intelligent, active and playful. She loves toys and would be best with a family who would enjoy taking her on walks and jogs. Because Australian Shepherds tend to be herding dogs, Gracie would probably do best in a home with older children. She is very affectionate, and loves attention so she will be an excellent family dog. Come see Gracie today! #05220779
Maddy is an incredibly affectionate female Domestic Medium Hair kitty. She is five years old and was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on March 3 because her owners were having a new baby. She is a very a happy, sweet and loving lady who gets along well with other cats and older children. She's a trim 14 pounds and has the brightest green eyes you’ve ever seen. She loves to have her silky, soft, jet black coat brushed and petted! She's a great indoor cat and would love to meet her new family soon! She has been waiting very patiently. Maddy is also a V.I.P. (Very Important Pet) because she has been waiting for her new, loving home since March 3, and she has a special adoption price of $50! #9823762
Do you need a good exercise partner? Well, he's not great at the high-impact stuff, but boy does he love to stretch. Sometimes they say he looks like a rubber band, 'cause he can stretch so long. But he just likes to make sure he is warmed up in case he needs to use his muscles to rub against you. Frankie is a 2-year-old, Domestic Shorthair kitty. His fur is mostly black, but he has some white markings that make him look very distinguished. he also wants you to know he is more than just a handsome face. He has a pretty laid back personality, and has gotten along with other animals and kids before. Unfortunately, his last family had to move away so he's been waiting at the SPCA of Texas since July 17, and is ready for his new family! Come visit him at the SPCA of Texas in McKinney, and he'll let you stretch with him! Frankie is a V.I.P. (Very Important Pet) because he has been waiting for his new home since July 17, and he has a special adoption price of $50! #9566651
This handsome boy is Buddy, a 7- year-old, Border Collie mix in need of a good home. He's sweet as can be, but he was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on October 19 because his parents got a divorce. He is a wonderful family dog and is used to being inside and spending quality time with his human friends. He likes kids and is obedience trained so he knows “sit,” “shake,” and “go to bed.” He also appears to be housebroken which is a huge benefit when adopting an older companion. He's very calm and well-mannered, and he is anxious to find a loving home where he can be part of a family again. #11710628
This handsome fellow is Coconut, an adorable Bichon Frise and Maltese mix. As soon as his hair grows back, he will be a white, fluffy, curly bundle of joy. Coconut is ten years old, and he is already housebroken, crate trained, leash trained and he gets along with other dogs and children. He sounds like the perfect pooch to me, don’t you think? He was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on October 21 because his owners didn’t have time to care for him anymore. Come see Coconut today at the SPCA of Texas in McKinney. This charmer won’t be here long! #11726889
Hello friends, this hunk of pretty kitty is Irwyn, a 9-year-old, Domestic Shorthair mix. Irwyn has a beautiful, blue fur coat that is silky smooth, and sensitive eyes that are hard to resist. This love bug weighs about 16 pounds, so he’s a big kitty with a big heart. He was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on September 29 because his family was moving, and they couldn’t take Irwyn along. He is a quite kitty who is reserved, but very affectionate. He likes attention, and is happy just to be by your side watching a movie on the couch. Come visit Irwyn today!
Gracie, Maddy, Frankie, Buddy, Coconut and Irwyn are waiting for you at the SPCA of Texas's Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney, 8411 Stacy Road/FM 720. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Regular adoption fees are $185-$285 for puppies 0-6 months, $95-$195 for adult dogs 6 months or older, $75 for senior dogs 7 years or older, $50 for VIP dogs, $95 for cats, $125 for kittens, $75 for senior cats 7 years and older and $50 for VIP cats.? Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, a feline leukemia test for cats four months and older, a microchip, a rabies tag and a free leash or cat carrier. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit www.spca.org.
Give thanks for animals! And this Thanksgiving, save a senior animal, and adopt your new family member from the SPCA of Texas. You will both be thankful you did!
Learn more about the SPCA of Texas online at www.spca.org or call 214-742-SPCA (7722).
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas. The non-profit organization operates two shelters and two spay/neuter clinics located in Dallas and McKinney, and maintains a team of five animal cruelty investigators to respond to thousands of calls in eight North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each others’ lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home.