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Name: Tess
ID: 41441225
Breed: Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Gender: Spayed Female
Age: 4 years 5 months
Size: Large
Location: McKinney
Hi there, I'm Tess! I am a sweet girl who loves belly rubs and sunshine. Back in 2017, I came to the SPCA of Texas from the ASPCA. Not much is known about my past, but something not very nice happened to me and so I have some fear and anxiety that will always stay with me. My human friends at the SPCA of Texas think a male human did something bad to me and that's why I'm very scared of men. I was able to make friends with some of the staff and volunteer men but it took me a long time to understand they were nice and loving people. One volunteer even took me home for a while and I loved her a lot, but her male relatives were just too scary for me even though they were nice too.

So, why am I telling you all of this? I would much prefer to be in a female-only home, or a home where the men in the house won't be offended if I avoid them. Either way I need at least one lady person to be my favorite human! Ideally that person will be home most of the time, maybe working from home or part-time, because I get very anxious when I am alone. I'll need lots of patience and love from my adopter, but I promise I'm worth it. I have so much love to give and I can't wait to find the right home for me! With lots of chew toys and belly rubs, I'll be happy as a clam in no time.

Learn more about our adoption process.

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Contact Us
Call: 214-742-SPCA (7722)
Dog Appointment:
Cat Appointment:
Our locations are closed to the public until further notice. Adoptions will be offered by appointment at the following locations:

Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center
2400 Lone Star Dr.
Dallas, TX 75212

Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center
8411 Stacy Road/FM 720
McKinney, TX 75070
Adoption Center Hours
Adoption appointments will be available every Thursday and Saturday.

Adoption Fees
Adoption fees vary based on the age of the animal. We offer special promotions and discounts throughout the year.

Adult dogs: $75
ages 6 months and older

Puppies: $150
younger than 6 months

Adult cats: $75
ages 6 months and older

Kittens: $150
younger than 6 months