You will find many great dogs and cats at the adoption event at PetSmart on Saturday and if you are ready, one of them could be your new best buddy. There are tons of kittens and puppies that need new homes, too.

Kitten and puppy season is in full swing. So many are born and dumped at the animal shelter. Our local rescues pull these animals out and get them healthy and vetted before they put them up for adoption. Many of those kittens, puppies, adult dogs and cats will be available for adoption at this event. There are always plenty of pets to adopt from local rescues and our local shelter so please spay and neuter your pets.

When you adopt a new pet, you receive free samples of dog food and cat food as well as coupons to save on collars, leashes, food bowls and more.

Chihuahuas to German Shepherds will be available for adoption. The Texarkana Animal League along with several other rescues will be at this event with their foster dogs that are ready to be adopted into new homes.The process starts with an application to adopt. Adoption fees vary for each rescue.

There will be a variety of dogs looking for homes. You will be able to ask the rescues about the personalities of the dogs and find one that fits your family. Some of the rescues will let you try the dogs out in your home for a short period of time to make sure the transition goes smoothly. There are also volunteers in the cat room who can tell you about the cats' personalities and there is an area where you can sit and visit with the cats.

All of these animals are current on their vaccines and have been spayed or neutered; many are even microchipped. Occasionally, puppies have been vaccinated, but not yet spayed or neutered. In these cases, a sterilization agreement is required as part of the adoption contract.

Texarkana Animal League (TAL) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit run by a group of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in our community.

Event info:

  • PetSmart, 117 Richmond Road Ranch, Texarkana, Texas
  • Saturday, June 11
  • 10AM to 3PM

For information about dogs that are available through local rescues, visit these Facebook pages or find them on Petfinder: Little Paws RescuePassion for Pooches, Texarkana Animal League, Muttley Crew German Shepherd RescueArkLaTex Cocker Spaniel Rescue and Boxer Rescue of Texarkana.

Please consider adoption before buying a puppy or kitten. Adoption fees and donations will help the rescues in the care of their rescued animals as well as Texarkana Animal League's community outreach programs such as a low-income spay/neuter assistance program, rescue assistance program and foster care program.

TAL's belief that all animals are deserving of life, respect and care. TAL provides the shelter's animals with all of the necessary vaccinations and medications from funds raised throughout the year. Their low Income spay/neuter assistance program has spayed and neutered more than 1,000 animals in the community in addition to hundreds of animals that found homes through TAL's foster care program. To learn more about TAL visit its website or call 1-877-525-4825.