Zeus is a nine month old Shepherd mix that is already neutered, house trained, great on a leash, great with kids, loves other dogs and gets along with cats too! He is gorgeous with light brown, long hair and a black outline around his sweet eyes.

Zeus was originally adopted from the shelter in April of this year to be a companion for another dog. The other dog was an escape artist and when he was given up to the shelter because he kept getting out, Zeus was also given up.

Zeus is up to date on vaccinations and also has a Home Again microchip. He is a cuddle bug. He likes to play with toys. Zeus could fit into any home, he is an easy keeper. He doesn't do a lot of barking either.

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 now. 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.

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 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 11 AM and 5 PM, and Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM.