Diesel is a sable colored Shar-Pei mix. At less than one year old he is approximately 45 pounds. Once he fills out he should be around 55-60 pounds. Diesel is lovable, sweet and has a calm-nature. He is a dog that loves to cuddle.

Diesel is already neutered and up to date on vaccinations so his adoption fee will be only $40. He is a great guard. He has spent a little time in the house with no accidents. Gets along well with little dogs, not so much with the big ones though.

Diesel walks good on a leash. He likes to play with water too. He likes to play fetch--he is still learning to bring it back to you so it can be thrown again. He was picked up as a stray in the Pleasant Grove area. No one claimed Diesel so the people that found him took care of getting him fixed and vaccinated. He is now at the shelter waiting for someone to fall in love and adopt him.

From DogBreedInfo.com: "The Chinese Shar-Pei is a large dog with wrinkled skin. It has a square profile with a broad, flat head. The muzzle is wide, padded and full, with a moderate stop. Like the Chow Chow, these dogs have a blue-black tongue. The Shar-Pei is very loyal to its handler. Intelligent playful, active, dominant, and brave, It bonds with its family, but is not unfriendly toward strangers.The Chinese Shar-Pei is easy-going, calm, independent and devoted. It makes a delightful companion and a good watchdog. The Shar-Pei needs a confident handler. If you are uncertain, inconsistent, too soft or mild in the dog's eyes, it will take over as the boss. The Shar-Pei needs a firm, but gentle, extremely consistent authority figure. The Shar-Pei is sensitive to warm weather, partly due to the wrinkles on its head holding in the heat."

When you adopt one of our featured pets, you will receive a FREE wellness package from Pleasant Grove Animal Hospital (PGAH) valued at $80.

Adoption fees vary from $40 to $144, depending on the size, gender, animal and whether or not they were spay or neutered when they came into the shelter. Micro-chipping your pet is only $20 through the shelter.

The Animal Care and Adoption Center located at 203 Harrison, Texarkana, Arkansas. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pleasant Grove Animal Hospital sponsors our Pet of the Week. To contact PGAH call 903-838-6565 or visit them online. Your free wellness package will give you the opportunity to discuss the best ways to keep your new pet on the right track. Dr. Stacey Hendershott will answer your questions and address any concerns regarding your new pet that you may have too. PGAH has a friendly atmosphere and the entire staff has the same goal, to keep your pet healthy and happy.