Meet Fredrick, 5 ½-year-old mixed breed dog rescued from a hoarding situation in February 2020. He’s made a lot of progress in his time at the SPCA of Texas. He was very nervous when he first came to the shelter and just humans to just leave him alone. Now he can’t stop grinning and barks when his human friends leave him. Fredrick bonds faster with women, so ideally there will be at least one woman in the home with him. He’s a little clumsy and a lot socially awkward; he doesn’t always know how to interact with humans, but he tries his best. Fredrick gets along well with calm, laid-back dogs and wouldn’t mind a doggie sibling. But he does just fine on his own. Fredrick will need a fenced-in yard, as he can walk well on the leash but sometimes just needs a quiet space to do his business. Fredrick will need an adults-only home where he can feel safe and comfortable. He is available for a trial adoption, so you can take him home for a few weeks to see if he’s a good fit for your home before making things official. If you’d like to meet Fredrick, please request an appointment at Don’t forget, all dogs and cats 6 months and older are just $25 to adopt at the SPCA of Texas’ Dallas and Ellis locations. Fredrick is waiting to meet you at SPCA of Texas Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center.

Regular adoption fees are $150 for puppies and kittens aged 0-6 months and $75 for adult dogs and cats aged 6 months or older. Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of PetHealth Insurance provided by PetHealth, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a rabies tag and a free leash. The Jan-Rees Jones Animal Care Center is open for adoptions every day noon-6 p.m. Animals are available by walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointments are also available for select animals. Please browse available animals at and visit to inquire about a dog or to inquire about a cat.