Age Is Just a Number to Ester.

It's been a few months, but the SPCA of Texas Spotlight is back! Meaning? Well, for starters, we all get to look at cute pictures of pups again! Then, with any luck, maybe we can help get a few of these charmers into some forever homes. This time around, however, we are going to doing things a little but differently. The most important difference is that we're now going focusing on the “VIP” pets under the SPCA of Texas' watch. What's it mean when a pet earns the “VIP” designation? Sadly, it means that they've been available for adoption for over 30 days. Let's do what we can to keep their wait from stretching out any longer, OK?

This week, we hung out with Ester, whose owners sadly gave her up after a rough divorce.

At 14 years old, her old-lady name really suits her — at least as looks go. But don't be fooled by appearances. Ester still scampers around with the best of them, oftentimes acting like a much-younger pup. Really: Ester still has a lot of life in her; she can handle walks outside, even in this scorching heat. And that's saying something considering that I can barely do that and Ester's, like, 76 years older than I am, at least in dog years.

Another plus to this little lovable pal? She's is incredibly low-maintenance. Toys? She doesn't need them. She's over it.

Better yet? She's remarkably patient. When the SPCA staff members have doggie foster hours in their offices, Ester happily makes herself at home, making for good but quiet company. She politely waits to be taken outside, then looks up with the most hopeful, excited eyes.

It's also worth noting that she's completely healthy. And she deserves to spend the rest of her life with a family that will care for her — although she'll probably do best, SPCA staffers tell us, in a family without other dogs.

Seriously, though, just look at these pictures. I dare you not to fall in love with this cutie.

If you're interested in giving her a forever home, arrange your own meet-and-greet with Ester (or any of the other unbelievably cute animals looking for a home) by calling 214-742-7722 and visiting the SPCA of Texas headquarters at 2400 Lone Star Drive.


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