Monday, December 26, 2011

Time for a New Year's resolution

Are you making any New Year's resolutions? Lady has just one: To make you happy. To be honest, this black lab mix doesn't have much to improve on. She's happy, intelligent, friendly and beautiful. All she needs for 2012 is a loving home to call her own. So make your own resolution today: Adopt Lady! She's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of December 26, 2010.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A long thank you

We hope you'll indulge us in a long Christmas thank you. First of all, thanks to all of you who've adopted a Rockwall shelter pet. We wouldn't be here without you. Thank you to Dr. Keith Webb and everyone at Pet Doctor. They believe in our mission and have saved the lives of so many pets this year.

Thank you to our adoption and transfer partners, like the Animal Hospital of Fate, Pappy's Pet Lodge/Red Wolf Resort, the Rockwall Petco, the Firewheel Petco in Garland, the Town East Petco in Mesquite, Gina King and everyone at Ponderosa Pet Resort, Ridge Road Animal Hospital and Stonebridge Veterinary Hospital. We fully understand our shelter is often difficult to work with, so we ask your patience in sticking with us.

Thank you to the incredible fosters and volunteers who've saved a record number of lives this year. Once again, we know it's hard to deal with the shelter sometimes, but we thank you, love you and send you our deepest appreciation.

For Mayor David Sweet and the Rockwall City Council, we have nothing but respect and gratitude. You remain one of only two city councils in Texas to vote for saving lives. Thank you to everyone who has donated so generously to save the lives of ill and injured pets. Thank you to Juan Hernandez for being a friend to volunteers, customers and pets alike, and for all you've done to make No Kill Rockwall a reality.

And thank you to the Rockwall shelter pets. We know we're not perfect, but all of us are working so hard to find you the loving home you so richly deserve. Merry Christmas to all of you.

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for making this the happiest holiday season ever for your Rockwall shelter pets!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hamilton has been a good boy this year, Santa

Since it's Christmas week, we're spotlighting our special pets who need extra-special homes for the holidays. Hamilton is an incredibly patient and gentle mastiff mix who's about five or six years old. Even though he's completely blind, he lives life to the fullest. He's fully house- and crate-trained, gentle and loving. He'd even be a perfect companion for those long walks around the neighborhood. As part of our Free for the Holidays campaign, Hamilton's adoption fee has been waived. He's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for Christmas Week 2011.

Friday, December 16, 2011

They're free for the holidays!

Every pet deserves a home for the holidays. That's why any pet who's been in the Rockwall shelter for two months or longer can be adopted for free through Christmas Eve. Just use your Red Collar Sale coupon, and Rockwall Pets pays the rest of your adoption fee. You still get all the goodies too: free training DVD, Petco coupon book and Iams Welcome Home Kit. Happy Holidays from all of us at Rockwall Pets! Find out more at

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chip In to help some great dogs!

Kimmy has her sad face on. She's one of a dozen heartworm positive dogs currently in the Rockwall shelter. Chip In to help us give these wonderful dogs their Health for the Holidays.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Are you listening Santa?

Christmas is just around the corner, so Santa is making his final evaluations. Mitzah doesn't have anything to worry about, because she's been a very good girl this year. This terrier mix is about two years old, intelligent, mellow and very cute. She's a friendly dog who's destined to be the perfect family companion. All she wants for Christmas is to be with you and your family for the holidays. Are you listening Santa? Mitzah is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of December 12, 2011.

Top Ten Holiday Hints

How can you give your Rockwall shelter pets the happiest of holidays? Here are ten helpful hints:

10. Adopt a Rockwall shelter cat at the Rockwall Petco and contribute to the Tree of Hope.
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9. Buy a Rockwall Pets sweatshirt.
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8. Donate in honor of friends or family (we make them personalized Christmas cards).
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7. Thank the Rockwall City Council for their No Kill vote. Send them a Christmas card!
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6. Rehabilitate a sick or injured dog by contributing to Rosie's Fund.

5. Foster a Rockwall shelter pet during the holidays.
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4. Buy a Chevy from Lakeside Chevrolet.
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3. Stuff the stockings with gift certificates for a Rockwall shelter pet (the gift certificates are good for an entire year).
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2. Chip In to help us give heartworm positive dogs their Health for the Holidays.
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1. Adopt a Rockwall shelter pet!

Your Rockwall shelter pets wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! By making Rockwall a No Kill Community, you've already given the pets the gift of life.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Adopt your own TV star

Yes, he's handsome. Winston's intelligent too. He's such a great dog that he was recently featured on The CW33 News. But he's the first to admit that he's not Mr. Perfect. He hates cats. He's picky about which dogs he gets along with. And he's very strong-willed. But if you're the type who's a good pack leader, you won't find a better exercise partner - or good looking companion - than Winston. He's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of December 5, 2011.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A beautiful hybrid

This young lady is a true hybrid. Lisa has some lab genes in her makeup, but what else? Boxer? Basset hound? It really doesn't matter what she's made of, because all the parts fit together beautifully to make a playful and intelligent dog. With a little obedience training, Lisa is going to grow up to be the perfect exercise companion. She's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of November 28, 2011.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank you!

Your Rockwall shelter pets are thankful for you. Thank you for keeping them in your heart.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday!

The Rockwall Animal Adoption Center may be closed on Friday, but that doesn't deter your Rockwall shelter pets. They'll be hitting the streets with their very own Black Friday specials. Look for them in the mobile adoption unit outside the Rockwall Petco on Friday from 9am-3pm.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Health for the Holidays

There are at least six heartworm-positive dogs at the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center. Our goal is to get them healthy by Christmas, and then adopt them into loving homes.

Please help us give these dogs a holiday season to remember by giving them their health for the holidays.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gage is a feast for the eyes

Forget about those Thanksgiving leftovers. Gage is the whole enchilada! This eight-month-old is smart, friendly and playful. And just feast your eyes on his handsomeness. If you're looking for a faithful companion to spend the holidays with, you won't find a better dog than Gage. He's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of November 21, 2011.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Get ready for Thanksgiving

Make your Thanksgiving even more special by adopting a Rockwall shelter pet. There's nothing better than sharing family memories with a warm and fuzzy companion. The shelter is open until 5pm today, plus we'll be at the Rockwall Petco from noon-3pm.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ready for a taste of sweetness?

Cookie likes to spend her time doing a lot of exploring. But when she's done, she's ready to snuggle up for lots of loving. It's all in a day's work for this busy little dog. She finds something to keep her occupied, so she can relax with you after she's tired herself out. Cookie, along with Cinnamon and Oreo, is part of our Dessert Collection. She's also your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of November 14, 2011.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Dez rocks!

Everything you could possibly want in a small dog is right here in one adorable package. Dez is cute. He's cuddly. He's very friendly. And he likes to play. Not too shabby for a seven-year-old. If you're looking for a loving companion, you can't miss with this wonderful little dog. Dez is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of November 7, 2011.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pick your price!

Get ready for the biggest pet adoption event in Rockwall history! Take your pick and pick your price this weekend! That's right: Take your pick of any of our wonderful pets one year and older and then tell us what you're willing to pay! The offer is good at the shelter, at any of our adoption partners and at our off-site adoption events, including Helping Hands Home for the Holidays at the Harbor. Now is the time to adopt!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nola won't be any trouble

Nola is beautiful, but her best years are admittedly behind her. Someone let her out to wander off to die. But she wants to live. She sleeps a lot, and she's dirty and riddled with arthritis, but that doesn't stop her from being happy. She's very loving and wants someone to love her in return. Nola needs a quiet place to lay her head, and she needs to feel a warm, caring touch. She won't be any trouble. Do you have space in your heart to let her live the rest of her days with love and dignity? Nola is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of October 31, 2011.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Wear your costume and bring your trick or treat bag, because we'll be celebrating Halloween at all our weekend events! We'll be at the Firewheel Petco in Garland this evening from 4-7pm. We'll be at Ponderosa Pet Resort with Dog Star Pit Bull Rescue tomorrow from 9am-1pm. We'll also be at the Rockwall Petco tomorrow from noon-3pm. And, of course, we'll be having our weekly Tail-Gate Party at the shelter on Sunday from noon-4pm. Join us for some spooky fun!

Monday, October 24, 2011

That face!

It really doesn't matter if Aspen is a little timid around humans. Because who can resist that adorable face? This Shar Pei mix has obviously never experienced a loving touch, so she tends to be scared around people she doesn't know. But she's quickly growing addicted to receiving all the attention she deserves. Aspen is an intelligent, sweet and very beautiful young lady. She's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of October 24, 2011.

Monday, October 17, 2011

What a classy lady!

We know it's not polite to talk about a lady's age, but Marilyn doesn't mind. She may be advanced in years, but she's also very advanced in cuteness. She's tiny: just the perfect size to be held and cuddled for hours. She's calm, friendly and lovable. You can put Marilyn's experience to work for you by letting her fill your home with love. She's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of October 17, 2011.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!

Fall is in the air. Ghosts and goblins are about to haunt our doorsteps. That means it's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month! We're celebrating this special month throughout October with a big sale. You can adopt any of our great dogs - as long as they're six months old and older - for only $60. We're not scrimping on the quality either: You get the whole package. Spay/neuter, rabies shot, first round of shots, deworming, microchip, city registration, heartworm test and a lifetime of love and companionship.

This is no trick. This treat is for you and your family. Sink your teeth into this special offer during October only. Don't be scared! Take a peek at all the wonderful dogs we have for adoption.

Sam is a lover

What a find! Sam is an incredibly sweet and intelligent dog. He may be a little timid at first, but his tail starts wagging immediately once he feels your loving touch. If you live a more relaxed lifestyle, Sam will be right there with you. But he wouldn't turn down a trip to the Rockwall Dog Park either!

He's a loving and handsome young dog. Sam is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of October 10, 2011.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Is Jackson "Less Than Adoptable?"

Jackson is asking, "Why am I here?" Petfinder has declared this "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week." But there's really nothing wrong with Jackson that would make him less adoptable. Sure, he's a strong, energetic dog that needs some obedience training. And he might not get along well with certain dogs. Otherwise, he's handsome, intelligent and very friendly. Jackson is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of September 19, 2011.

Friday, September 9, 2011

What an adopt-a-bull event!

We're joining forces with Dog Star Pit Bull Rescue tomorrow for an adoption extravaganza at Ponderosa Pet Resort. Join us from 9am-2pm to meet a conglomeration of some of the greatest dogs you'll ever see! Find out more at

Monday, September 5, 2011

A very special pair

Bo and Luke have had an eventful summer. They were found in Royse City in July. It looks like Bo had been run over, and Luke had been shot through one of his rear legs with a .22 caliber bullet. Both of them are now fully healed and ready to go home with you. They're both friendly, intelligent and already trained to sit. This very special pair are your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pets for the week of September 5, 2011.

Bo and Luke will also be part of our Adopt-A-Bull adoption event with Dog Star Pit Bull Rescue. The event is this Saturday, September 10, from 9am-2pm at Ponderosa Pet Resort in Royse City.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New shelter hours begin this weekend

Your friendly volunteers here at Rockwall Pets are expanding the hours at the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center beginning this weekend. The new extended hours will be fully staffed by our volunteers, which means better customer service at no cost to the taxpayers of Rockwall. Read more about it at Pegasus News.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Looking for an angel

This little girl is counting on all of us to be angels. Along with two additional dogs at the shelter, Angel is heartworm positive. We're trying to raise $750 in a week - by Saturday September 3 - so we can return all of them to health. Once this adorable chihuahua-mix is rid of those nasty heartworms, she'll obviously find a loving home right away. Please donate to help Angel and her two shelter mates. That's what a No Kill Rockwall is all about. Angel is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the Week of August 29, 2011.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A happy-go-lucky, street-smart dog

This big guy is a gentle giant. Toby is about five years old, very mellow and exceedingly friendly. If you're a yellow lab fan, you know what to expect: a happy-go-lucky attitude combined with street-smarts. Toby is part of the "Summer of Love: 60s Power!" promotion sponsored by Rockwall Pets. That means his adoption fee has been reduced to only $25. Toby is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of August 22, 2011.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rockwall City Council votes to saves lives

The Rockwall City Council voted unanimously Monday night to make Rockwall a No Kill community. It’s the culmination of a volunteer-driven campaign by Rockwall Pets, an independent nonprofit, to stop the killing of healthy and adoptable animals at the city shelter. Pegasus News has the story.
(Pictured: Maverick was killed earlier this year for minor - and very correctable - behavioral issues. The Rockwall City Council has mandated that dogs like Maverick no longer pay the ultimate price.)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Let Amy cheer you up!

Tired of reading depressing national and world news? Amy is the perfect antidote. She's calm, sweet and very loving. She may be seven or eight years old, but she's as purr-happy as any kitten. When Amy cuddles next to you on the sofa, your troubles will melt away. Meet this loving kitty at our adoption partner Ridge Road Animal Hospital. Amy is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of August 15, 2011.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A hybrid that saves you green

This young girl has it all! Laila is a true hybrid since she's part lab, part basenji and part everything else. She's cute, friendly and fun, plus she's slightly sassy, which makes her a true Texan. She also has 60s Power! That means her adoption fee has been reduced to $25. Laila is ready to charm her way into your heart. She's your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of August 8, 2011.

Monday, August 1, 2011

We've got a groovy thing going!

We've got a groovy thing going during the month of August! It's the "Summer of Love: 60s Power!" at the Rockwall Animal Adoption Center.
All dogs and cats who have been at the Rockwall shelter for 60 days or longer have had their adoption fees reduced by $60. That means dogs are $25 and cats are free! Far out!
Just look for the peace sign on the kennel - or let your karma lead the way - to find which pets have 60s Power! And some of the pets will be at various off-site adoption events throughout the month.
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The best things come in twos

These sisters are living proof that the best things come in twos. Star and Sky are small hybrids - they're lab mixed with chihuahua and pug and whatever else - and they're well-behaved, docile and loving for their size and age. They're only about a year old, but these two little girls have already learned how to turn on the charm. Double your fun by meeting these two delightful sisters today! They're your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pets for the week of August 1, 2011.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Martin is our first Mesquite adoption!

Martin was adopted at the Town East Petco in Mesquite this afternoon by Lindsey Williams and her family. Thanks to Kelly, Everett and everyone in Mesquite for the warm welcome!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A great day!

It was a two-fer at Find-a-Friend at the Rockwall Petco! The Hietbrink family adopted both Jasper the min pin and Buffy the nine-year-old beagle. Thanks for another busy day, Rockwall!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hello Dolly!

We're making huge progress toward becoming a No Kill Community thanks to our adoption partners and foster families. Cats and dogs who would have been killed for space reasons in years past are now safely in the hands of volunteers. Dolly is one of those. She weighs only five pounds, but she's a heavyweight in the beauty department. She's very soft, but she's also very shy. A little patience will bring her out of her shell. She's available for adoption at one of our great adoption partners: Ridge Road Animal Hospital.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

How can you resist that smiling face? Chelsi is a three-year-old pomeranian mix. If you ask us, she has just the right amount of mix. She has a very sunny disposition, and she's as friendly and as sweet as can be. This little girl is waiting to brighten your life. Chelsi is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of July 25, 2011.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

More locations! More convenience!

Your Rockwall shelter pets - like Mr. Briggs (pictured here) - are here for you! More locations! More convenience! In addition to Find-a-Friend every Saturday at the Rockwall Petco, the shelter pets will be at the Rockwall Farmers Market twice each month beginning this Saturday. And they'll be at the Mesquite Petco (next to Town East Mall) on Sunday afternoons beginning July 31. Even more locations coming soon!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Isaac's been transferred!

Did you know that many of your Rockwall shelter pets are available for adoption at our adoption partners? That's right! You can adopt great pets at Animal Hospital of FateRidge Road Animal HospitalStonebridge Veterinary HospitalPonderosa Pet ResortRed Wolf Resort, the Rockwall Petco and others.

For instance, handsome Isaac is currently available for adoption at the Ponderosa Pet Resort. He's very friendly, very intelligent and very muscular. If you're the athletic type, you simply won't find a better workout partner. Isaac is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of July 18, 2011.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We can do it!

We need donations to rehabilitate more sick and injured pets. We want to make Rockwall a No Kill Texas community by 2012! We're Rockwall proud! 

Monday, July 11, 2011


Can you keep a secret? Spot thinks he's a handsome, rugged outdoorsy type. But in reality, he's really cute. Let him think you're taking him out for a walk so he can strut down the street. You'll be holding the leash and admiring his cute face. Keep this quiet, because a great dog like Spot deserves to hang onto his ego. Spot is your Rockwall Adoptable Shelter Pet for the week of July 11, 2011.