Spanky's a Stud.

Welcome to our weekly SPCA of Texas Spotlight post, in which we take a look at some of the “VIP” pets under the SPCA of Texas' watch. What does it mean when a pet earns the “VIP” designation? Unfortunately, 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?

When you sit down and start penning a checklist for the traits you want the next man in your life to have, what attributes do you write down?

Handsome? Muscular? Athletic? Sweet? Loyal? Happy? A rough exterior but a soft heart?

Well, we found him your man: Spanky, a two-year-old pit bull mix with an adorable bullseye surrounding his right eye.


He's a super good-looking dude. But he's also the kind of guy you can take home to meet your parents or kids. Or anyone, really.

This macho mutt was transferred to the SPCA in early May without a back-story as to why he ended up living the shelter life. Why has he been sitting in the shelter for so long? Turns out poor, sweet Spanky is heartworm-positive.



As we've explained before, though, this affliction sounds worse than it is. It's really not that big of a deal. All you need is a little patience. Then, in three months Spanky will be completely healthy, good as new and ready to run. The SPCA, through their partnership with a local veterinarian, even offers free heartworm treatment. So if expenses are your concern, don't sweat it.


Something else to consider: Pit bulls and Miley Cyrus have something important in common. They're just completely misunderstood. Contrary to what some people think about this breed with a bad reputation, Spanky is great — around both kids and other dogs. When we went to visit this sweetie pie, he was so happy to have friends to play around with. It was incredibly adorable.


He's also a pretty good size, checking in at 55 pounds. Because of that, he may need a bit of leash training. But that's nothing that a few disciplined runs with Spanky by your side couldn't fix.

And while Spanky's indeed happiest when showing off his athletic side, he also loves to just lounge around and spend some lazy time with his peeps. He's house trained, chipped and neutered.


What a stud, right?

If you're interested in giving Spanky (or any of the other unbelievably cute animals in need) a forever home, visit spcafindapet.com or call 214-742-7722. The SPCA of Texas headquarters is located at 2400 Lone Star Drive.


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