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Sandy is our #8 pet adoptee looking for a new home!

Stop by and visit her TODAY! 

Founded in 2008, this program has successfully placed over 80 dogs in Austin, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass, and we are excited to continue this program in Big Spring! Adopting a dog from a shelter can be a challenge for three reasons. First, while living in a shelter, it is difficult to fully understand the traits and unique characteristics of each dog’s personality. Second, because of the stress and boredom of being in a kennel, behavior problems can develop. Lastly, dogs in shelters are more prone to infectious diseases.

Recognizing these challenges, we have developed a series of medical and behavioral examinations for each Wags to Riches Adoptee. After candidates have passed a thorough examination, they are available for adoption. The $150 adoption fee includes all services listed below.

  • Medical Examination

  • Blood parasite test

  • Heartworm test

  • Spayed or neutered

  •  Dental exam and cleaning

  • Administer to any special needs

  • Behavioral Assessment

  • One-week in-home observation

  • Interaction with other dogs

  • Dog/child interaction

  • Food aggressive evaluation

  • Separation anxiety


If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a special pet, ask to see our current Wags to Riches adoptee.

"We are so excited to be able to continue the Wags to Riches program in Big Spring. It holds such a special place in our hearts and is central to the culture of the Veterinary Diagnostic Hospitals of Texas."


—  Leslee Hurwitz, Wags to Riches founder

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