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Adopt Spanky

Male Cairn Terrier


Hi everyone! My name is Spanky! My foster mom picked out my name because my tail is constantly wagging or “spanking”! I always know where my foster mom is because I follow her everywhere. She and the vet think I am a 2 year old Cairn terrier mix. I’m 15 pounds with wiry blond hair, brown ears, and freckles on my nose. Nobody knows my history because I was found as a stray and brought to Dallas Animal Services.

A little about me – I know that dogs go potty outside. My foster mom lets me out a lot, but if she forgets, I’ll cry a little to remind her or scratch at the door. I’m so easy to walk! No pulling at all – I like to stay right next to my person. I live with two girl dogs – a big one and a little one. The little one is the boss, and I’m ok with that – I don’t need to be the leader! There’s also a cat here… He scares me so I stay away from him. I really like my foster dad – I sleep on his chest while we watch sports together. I’m not afraid of men at all. My very favorite person is the little girl who lives here. I love kids so much. I follow them everywhere hoping they will pet me or drop food! I stay in her room after school while she does something called “homework”.

My foster mom calls me the “perfect family dog”. I’m learning to like my crate, but I prefer to sleep on a towel on the sofa and since I’m potty trained and don’t chew things – that’s where I’ve been spending the night.

Do you want to meet me? I’ll love you the second I see you, I promise. I’ll wag my tail and roll over and let you rub my belly. Apply to adopt me, Spanky, today!

Spanky is available for pre-adoption only at this time, as he is heartworm positive. Heartworm disease is a non-contagious and treatable condition in dogs, but is fatal if left untreated. For more information about the spread, treatment, and prevention of heartworms visit:

All Dallas Pets Alive adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines upon adoption. The standard minimum donation for dogs over six months to seven years is $200, puppies under six months is $250, dogs eight years and over are $100 unless specified otherwise. You can view all the adoptable pets and fill out an adoption application online on our website at . For more information, you can email .

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If you have questions about Spanky please contact Dallas Pets Alive


Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
White - With Brown Or Chocolate
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person

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