This week we are really hoping to help Ashley find a new home. She is a one and a half year old Black Lab/Retriever that is possibly the sweetest lab at the shelter. She is a happy-go-lucky Lab with a fun-loving disposition and a fun water-splashing dog! She will make a great family pet or companion for a single person. 

Ashley is so sweet and fun, its hard to believe she is still at the shelter. Ashley has been at the animal shelter since January. Her time at the shelter is limited as it is with all of the dogs at the shelter. It would be a terrible shame for Ashley not to get a home after patiently waiting for so long. She is a wonderful dog. I can't imagine her being taken downstairs for euthanizing rather than getting adopted and walking out the front door.

When you take Ashley out to the exercise area she really comes alive. She runs and enjoys stretching her legs after being in a kennel for so long. She even appears to smile!

You can also sponsor a dog to save a life by paying for the dogs vetting. The cost varies depending on the size. Call the shelter to get the price range at 870-773-6388.

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 micro-chipped for only $20 right at the shelter! That way if your pet is ever lost, he 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 Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.