Our pet of of the week is an adorable, German Shepherd male puppy. He is approximately 4 months old and would love a home with a family or a single person. You can see him at our local animal shelter in Texarkana.

This sweet puppy was brought into the shelter as a stray, loaded with fleas and ticks. He appears to be timid, possibly was chased off by people as he was trying to seek shelter or food. He is very loving and sweet. He enjoys laying in your lap and being loved on. He also gets along well with other dogs and likes to play.

Dogs and cats are euthanized every week in our local shelter. It is up to the community to prevent it. Spay and neuter your pets. Volunteer to help educate citizens about the need to fix their animals. Share this post on your Facebook page and Tweet about it, too.

The shelter's adoption fees range from $40 to $144, depending on the gender and size of the animal or whether they have been spayed or neutered yet. You can also have your pet microchipped for only $20 at the shelter. That way if your pet is ever lost, he or she can be returned to you quickly.

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.