This Catahoula leopard dog-pointer mix is 2 or 3 years old and is affectionate, submissive and playful. She is attentive to children. She also enjoys baths, walks and playing with a ball. Carolina sleeps in a crate and responds to the commands “sit,” “down” and “shake.” According to rescue volunteers, she talks back — if a person howls at her, she follows suit. Since arriving at Animal Rescue of Tracy, she has been spayed, given an identification microchip, dewormed and treated for fleas, and she will continue to need periodic topical flea treatment. Carolina was fit best in a home with other large dogs or as the only pet. Animal Rescue of Tracy is a nonprofit, all-volunteer rescue group that has pet adoption fairs for dogs and cats from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at the West Valley Mall. Members will also make arrangements to show animals in rescue during the week. For information: 642-4324 or www.animalrescuetracy.org.