DPA’s Pawesome Person: June Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: June Volunteer Spotlight

“Michele never ceases to amaze me. She is a dedicated volunteer on our Medical team responsible for ensuring all our little ones have registered microchips for their safety should they ever get lost. As our sole feline alumni counselor she is responsible for our cats well being post adoption. She assists in making sure our fabulous felines are set up for success in their new homes by offering support to our adopters through decompression tips, consulting with adopters, volunteers, and vets on medical issues that arise, and training as needed. This role is so essential to our animals remaining happy and healthy. Having volunteers like Michele allows us to be able to give our adopters the opportunity to have a support system, which is a part of what makes DPA stand out against others and really make a difference for both our animals and the families we help complete. Michele is always willing to step up to the plate when needed whether it be to help raise donations, educate people on DPA and our mission, go pick up a truckload of donated crates, or bring in puppies needing a foster home. Her positive attitude is simply inspiring, no matter what our animals need she’s ready with a big smile on her face. She is one of the most genuinely caring people I know and always offers to help because it truly makes her happy to. Michele and JB recently had their 3 year DPA anniversary and I couldn’t be happier to have them as part of our lifesaving family!”  – Jessica Weinstein, Vice President of Animal Operations for Dallas...
Ruff Life: Float on, Lady Guadalupe

Ruff Life: Float on, Lady Guadalupe

Heartworm positive and homeless, Lady Guadalupe landed a wonderful foster family just in time for the holidays. But before Dallas Pets Alive! took her in and got her the medical treatment she needed to get healthy, she had a pretty tough time and ended up in the shelter. Watch this pint-sized, snaggletooth’s full Ruff Life Segment that aired on June 14 on CW33. Lady Guadalupe is seriously a total, tiny package. She sits on command, is affectionate and loves to play with toys. Think she’d be the perfect fit for your family? Apply to adopt her...
ZilkerBarking in Big D: Austin-based pet photog donates proceeds from shoot to DPA!

ZilkerBarking in Big D: Austin-based pet photog donates proceeds from shoot to DPA!

If you’ve ever been to Austin you know that a lot of greatness comes out of Zilker Park. It’s home to the botanical gardens, Barton Springs Pool, and Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL) to name a few, as well as Alex Hopes, aka Zilker Bark, pet photographer extraordinaire. On June 3, 2017, Hopes and his crew hosted a pet portrait fundraising event at Haymaker off Lowest Greenville. For a $30 donation, dogs received a special one-on-one photo session with Hopes, and their owners got a downloadable pet portrait image file to take home.   “I wanted to do this event for Dallas Pets Alive! because I support what they are doing and what they’re about.  Being a no-kill rescue has more than a few challenges, and if I can help raise funds to lighten to load, I’m all for it.  Looking forward to working with them again!” says Hopes. In less than three hours, Zilker Bark raised nearly $3,000, and 100% of the proceeds were donated to our rescue efforts. And we can’t thank him enough!  Take a look below at some of the great shots captured. Three are current adoptable Dallas Pets Alive! Fosters (Rusty, Zephyr, and Suzy) and a few are DPA alumni. It’s always great to see familiar faces. Hopes and the Zilker Bark team are traveling across the country this summer to host similar events for other non-kill rescues. If you’d like to support him and his life-saving efforts, consider donating directly to Zilker Bark here. To see the rest of the amazing photos from the Dallas event, check out their Facebook album.   All featured photos...
Recap: DPA’s 5th Annual Pup Crawl in Deep Ellum

Recap: DPA’s 5th Annual Pup Crawl in Deep Ellum

275 people and dogs walk into a bar, five bars to be exact. The punchline? No joke here. The rest is record-breaking Dallas Pets Alive! Pup Crawl history. On May 28, 2017, DPA hosted its 5th annual Pup Crawl in Deep Ellum. Volunteers, adopters, fosters, and hundreds of other awesome people from around the community got together to do what we do best, drink beer and play with puppies! Here’s a quick recap, along with photos, from the AMAZING day spent crawling around Dallas to benefit so many local pets in need. Stats at a glance: Approximately 275 people and dogs attended the Pup Crawl. The event sold out two days in advance; several people showed up to buy day-of tickets on site. Dallas Pets Alive! raised approximately $7,500 in donations (tickets + merch) that will directly support the medical and other needs of our all-volunteer foster and rescue program. Three dogs received adoption applications from people who met them at the crawl: Panda, Breezy and Cricket. We lost count of how many beers were consumed, but a great (and safe!) time was had by all. Event photos: Want to see more? Check out our Facebook page and our 2017 Pup Crawl Album! Cheers to everyone who came out and made this special event a success! We’ll see you next...
Ruff Life: Now NOLA can let the good times roll!

Ruff Life: Now NOLA can let the good times roll!

NOLA is a special pup and, much like her namesake city New Orleans, has overcome obstacles and made her stronger in the end. After being hit by a car and being taken to our partners at Vet Ranch for surgery, NOLA became an honorary member of the Dallas Pets Alive! tripod club. A few days later she went home to her foster family who quickly fell in love and adopted her. Watch her full Ruff Life segment that aired on CW33 on May 31 and hear the whole story. Think you could help a dog in need like NOLA? Apply to be a Dallas Pets Alive! foster today. Saving a life will change...