Very friendly! Loves to play! Cherry looks to be Bull Terrier mix, you know, like the Target dog. Cherry has some independence which is great because she can entertain herself with dog toys for hours but when you call her, she will quickly trot to your side. 

Cherry has been at the shelter for since May. She is so laid back, that she just doesn't get noticed when people walk by. As a matter of fact, she was sleeping when I arrived at her kennel even though all of the dogs in the shelter were barking. She is young, probably about 11 months old.

You can adopt Cherry by going to the animal shelter located at 203 Harrison in Texarkana, Ark. 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.

More info on the Bull Terrier breed from Wikipedia: "The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. There is also a miniature version of this breed which is officially known as the Miniature Bull Terrier."

The Animal Care and Adoption Center in Texarkana, Ark., is our only animal shelter in town. They have a few hundred dogs and cats that need to be reclaimed or adopted. Room is always an issue at a city animal shelter. We feature an animal each week to help get the word out about many of these great pets.

T-shirts are available at the animal shelter. They are only $18 and will help support the animals at the shelter. Thanks for supporting our shelter animals.

Please visit the shelter's new Facebook page to see if there is an animal there that you would be interested in adopting, fostering or sponsoring.

NEW shelter Facebook page

It is so unfortunate that there are thousands of dogs that are euthanized every year in our local shelter when there are so many dogs that would make fabulous pets. Please help us make a difference by spreading the word. Share this post on your Facebook page and Tweet about it, too.

You can also have your pet microchipped for only $20 right at the shelter. That way if your pet is ever lost, he or she can be returned to you quickly.

If you would like to foster a dog contact the shelter to get information about dog rescues in our area that can help.

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 on Saturday from 11AM to 2PM.