Our featured pet this week is a senior Australian Shepherd male.

The paper work shows that he was brought in by a citizen as a stray. The Aussie was well fed where ever he was and he appears to be house trained because he waited until we were outside to do his business. He has a limp. His back right leg looks to be something that was injured quite some time ago. It doesn't slow him down though and he doesn't appear to be in any pain.

His Animal ID# 77067 and Form #225178 are the references you'll need to find out more information from the shelter.

If you have recently lost a dog you can see the latest photos posted on the Animal Care and Adoption Center's Facebook page.

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The animal shelter has three basic areas for dogs: The intake area where the kennels for the dogs are listed as "HP" which stands for Hold Pending. When dogs first arrive at the shelter, this is where they go first. The next area is the lower building that is attached to the adoption floor by a long hallway. The lower building is usually called the Stray building and the kennels are listed with a "S" in front of the numbered cage. In that building there are 15 stray kennels, with another five kennels set aside behind a gate often used for bite cases. Those kennels are marked as "OB." This area is often used for overflow when there aren't any bite cases. The area that most people see is the Adoption Floor. The kennels on the adoption floor are marked with a "D" in front of the cage number. That stands for Dog.

The Animal Care and Adoption Center is located at 203 Harrison St., Texarkana, Ark., 71854 and is open Monday through Friday from 11AM and 5PM and Saturdays from 11AM to 2PM. Our shelter takes in animals from many surrounding communities. Please remember to check with the shelter if you have lost a pet or if you are interested in adopting a new pet.