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The Benefits of Adopting a Large Dog


Often small dogs hog a potential adopter’s attention so Operation Kindness is giving large dogs (50+ pounds) their time in the spotlight with the $50 for 50 promotion. Humans adopting dogs weighing in at 50 pounds or more will receive their choice of either $50 off the $185 adoption fee or a “take me home” kit valued at $50. The kit includes a premium dog bed, 3-lbs bag of Muenster dog food, shampoo, and a 25% discount coupon to Pet Supplies Plus.



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Operation Kindness Announces Phase 1 of Capital Campaign


14,628-Square-foot Medical Facility to Help Provide a Second Chance to Homeless Pets.

CARROLLTON, TX (April 6, 2018) - Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas is pleased to announce phase one of the "Build. Save. Love: Creating Hope for Homeless Pets" capital campaign. Phase one of the three-phase $12 million campaign includes the construction of a 14,628-square-foot medical hospital addition to the shelter's current campus located at 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006. Construction on the new medical wing is expected to begin in April 2018 and when finished will increase the shelter's daily capacity by 24 percent and adoptions by 35 percent.



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Operation Kindness is Hosting an "Underdogs & Cats Too Special Adoption Party


“We’re staying open late to end their wait” – Usually closed to the public Tuesdays, Operation Kindness will open its doors for a very special opportunity for experienced pet owners to meet a select group of adoptable cats and dogs. These are pets that have been at the shelter longer than usual because of a behavioral or medical issue. Potential adopters will have plenty of one-on-one time with these prospective pet, including dog walks along the wooded trails and gardens at Operation Kindness, or play with the cats in the indoor/outdoor “catio.” Operation Kindness staff will be on hand to provide information about each pet and answer any questions.

When: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.Tuesday, March 20



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Get the Whole Kitten Kaboodle on Su-PURR Sunday


CARROLTON, Texas (Jan. 31, 2018) – Operation Kindness – the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas – is once again teaming up with North Shore Animal League and more than 100 shelter partners across the country to celebrate Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl V game airing Su-PURR Bowl Sunday at 11 a.m.
In preparation for the big game, Operation Kindness, located at 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006, wants to help find FUR-ever homes for cats and kittens by offering Cat Care Starter Kits to be given away with every feline adoption made Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sunday, Feb. 4. The Cat Care Starter Kits will offer special treats, including cat toys made by Dallas-based nonprofit Mosaic. Mosaic specializes in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by offering them a variety of resources through residential programs, employment/vocational services and partnering with people to empower them to be their best.



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Operation Kindness Breaks Adoption Record in 2017


No-Kill Shelter Sees 7 Percent Increase in Adoptions for Sixth Consecutive Year CARROLLTON, Texas (Jan. 16, 2018) – Operation Kindness – North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – had a banner year in 2017, breaking adoption records for the sixth consecutive year and resulting in the adoption of 4,889 homeless animals. Since its inception in 1976, Operation Kindness has helped more than 100,000 animals find forever homes. “It is our goal to help as many homeless pets as possible find forever homes,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “Each year we continue to find new ways to unify potential adopters with our animals. The dedicated support of our generous donors, community partners, volunteers, foster families and staff help us grow each year.


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‘Tis The Season to Support Homeless Animals Operation Kindness Celebrates the Season with Holiday Pet Adoptions, Photos with Santa, Gift Wrapping and Gifts from The Kindness Catalog


CARROLLTON, Texas (Nov.29, 2017) – Operation Kindness — North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – is spreading holiday cheer with holiday happenings throughout November and December to celebrate the season, including: holiday pet adoptions at Galleria Dallas, Pet Photos with Santa, Gift Wrapping for Kindness and holiday gifts available for purchase from Operation Kindness’ Kindness Catalog.  


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Operation Kindness Celebrates Dogs and the People Who Love Them


Dog Day Afternoon was created as a way to celebrate the bond between dogs and their owners, and to provide a free, fun event for the community to get to know us,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “We are able to introduce some of our animals and get the word out about animal adoption, so that when people are ready to adopt, they’ll think of us.


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Operation Kindness Offers Senior Special


Operation Kindness hopes North Texans will consider adopting a furry friend this summer with a special adoption discount: senior citizens ages 65 and up or animals 7 and up will receive a $65 discount off adoption fees.


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Operation Kindness is Putting Pets on the Move


CARROLLTON, Texas (July X, 2017)—Adopting a pet is now easier than ever through Operation Kindness. North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal care and adoption center received a new mobile adoption trailer from Pet Supplies Plus. The adoption trailer will make it possible for Operation Kindness to transport furry friends to adoption events across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


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Operation Kindness Hosts 9th Annual Hope Gala on April 30


CARROLLTON, Texas (August X, 2017) —Operation Kindness is helping keep bellies and houses full starting this month. North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal care and adoption center is feeding pets across the metroplex with the launch of the Operation Kindness Pet Food Pantry. The pantry is designed to lower the number of pets surrendered to shelters by providing temporary free cat and dog food to qualified low-income families.

“Economic reasons account for 25 percent of the pets surrendered per year, and our goal is to lower that,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “Our vision is a world where all cats and dogs have loving, responsible, forever homes and this pantry is going to help keep pets out of shelters and in their homes.”


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Operation Kindness Celebrates Dogs and the People Who Love Them


Dog Day Afternoon was created as a way to celebrate the bond between dogs and their owners, and to provide a free, fun event for the community to get to know us,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “We are able to introduce some of our animals and get the word out about animal adoption, so that when people are ready to adopt, they’ll think of us.


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Operation Kindness Welcomes Medical Director


On behalf of the Operation Kindness board and staff, we welcome Dr. Tobaben to our team as our medical director,” said Jim Hanophy, CEO of Operation Kindness. “Through her vast experience serving nonprofits, Dr. Tobaben has a proven track record of success providing superb care to four-legged friends. Her knowledge of animal health and wellness will help us to continue to provide the best care possible to dogs and cats until they are adopted into loving homes.


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Operation Kindness Celebrates Take Your Dog to Work Day® with a Work Paws Playdate


As a part of the Work Paws Playdate program, Operation Kindness will bring socialized puppies, dogs and sometimes kittens to any local workplace. This unique program treats humans to a “Cuteness Break,” featuring playtime with adoptable pets and “fur therapy” of dog kisses and cat purrs


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Operation Kindness Hosts 9th Annual Hope Gala on April 30


Dance the Night Away While Raising Funds for Homeless Dogs and Cats

The 9th Annual Hope Gala benefiting Operation Kindness, a nonprofit organization that cares for more than 5,000 homeless dogs and cats annually, providing them with food, shelter and medical attention until they find a forever home.


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Operation Kindness Breaks Adoption Record in 2016


More Than 4,500 Homeless Animals Adopted for 5th Consecutive YearCARROLLTON, Texas (Jan. 10, 2017) – Operation Kindness – the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas – celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 and the accomplishment of breaking adoption records for the fifth consecutive year, resulting in 4,566 homeless animals finding forever homes.


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Operation Kindness Gives Gift of Life to German Shepherd Mom and Pups


No-Kill Shelter to Host Day of Giving on April 6 to Save Homeless Animals

DALLAS (March 28, 2017) – Operation Kindness – North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – partnered with a Waco animal shelter to help save the life of Amelia, who suered a broken leg and other injuries after being hit by a car.


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“Treat Yourself” at Operation Kindness for National Dog Biscuit Day


No-Kill Shelter Partners with Muenster Pet Foods to Offer Free Treats with Adoption

CARROLLTON, Texas (Feb. 21, 2017) – Muenster Pet Foods, a family-owned business that prides itself on highquality pet foods with natural ingredients, has teamed up with Operation Kindness – North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – to celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day on Feb. 23. For each dog adoption at Operation Kindness Thursday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 26, or while supplies last, Muenster will donate a bag of all-natural freezedried dog treats.


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Operation Kindness Teams Up with North Shore Animal League


Kick Off Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl with Cat Care Starter Kit

CARROLLTON, Texas (Jan.31, 2017) – Operation Kindness – the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas – is teaming up with North Shore Animal League America and more than 100 shelter partners across the country to celebrate Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl IV game airing on SuperPURR Bowl Sunday at 11 a.m. Central on Hallmark Channel.


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Operation Kindness to Host Health Clinic on April 29


Vaccinations, Microchipping and City Licenses Will Be Available at No Cost to Low-income Pet Owners

Founded in 1976, Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill shelter in North Texas. Annually the shelter assists more than 5,000 dogs and cats, caring for an average of 300 animals daily with another 100-150 animals in foster homes.


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Operation Kindness Shares Ultimate Guide to Pet Adoption


Find a New Furry Friend to Celebrate National Adopt a Pet MonthDALLAS (April 17, 2017) – Operation Kindness – North Texas’ original and largest no-kill animal shelter – is on a mission to inform North Texans of the best tips and tricks of pet adoption to encourage potential adopters to bring home a furry friend in honor of National Adopt a Pet Month in April.


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As Flood Waters Recede More Homeless Pets Seek a New Home


CARROLLTON, Texas - September 8, 2017- Operation Kindness continues to work with partners across Texas including the Human Society of the USA, SPCA of Texas, Shutt’er Down Ranch and others to rescue and transport homeless pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Operation Kindness is also providing pet food to rescue groups transporting animals and to evacuees in Dallas who have their pet staying with them.


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Operation Kindness Provides Support to the SPCA of Texas and Humane Society to Offer Relief


CARROLLTON, Texas (August 30, 2017)—Hundreds of pets have been displaced following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 26, as a Category 4 hurricane. To help as many animals as possible, Operation Kindness is offering their support in conjunction with the SPCA of Texas and The Humane Society of the United States. The main goal is to prevent overcrowding in affected shelters, as well as collecting food for the Operation Kindness Pet Food Pantry at their main location at 3201 Earhart Lane, Carrollton.


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