Valentine’s Day Adoption Special February 10-14, 2018

Valentine’s Day Adoption Special February 10-14, 2018

February is the month of love, and this month we’re offering an adoption promo for 28 of our very special fosters. That’s 14 dogs and 14 cats – adopt them now through Valentine’s Day for just $14. Learn more about each dog and cat via their profiles (links below). All applications are subject to standard Dallas Pets Alive vetting and must be received by 11:59 PM CT on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. DOGS: Jillian  Otis Princess Peach Molly Felix Freckles Jordan Dear Jesse Koko Hank Louise Honey Basie Shiner Paloma CATS: Rosie Annie Herbert Bertha Indy Alice Sharky Dru Hill Whiskey Jules Lester Simba Rafiki Cleopatra & Nefertiti ...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Volunteer Spotlight

“Christine has been a dedicated member of the DPA family for roughly 3 years. While Christine has proven her support and love for DPA is various ways, such as fostering medically needy animals and being able to quarantine successfully when needed, take on tripods, and more, as a Foster Rep hard at work assisting foster families, she truly shines as our Lead Adoption Counselor. Christine was promoted to this role and took off with it making it her own, learning from her experiences, and helping use that to mold our team of Adoption Counselors into a well-oiled machine. Christine puts in countless hours working on revising processes, training new volunteers, and then assisting counsel them for roughly 6 weeks to ensure they truly understand and are confident in their new role. She offers a helping hand to her team to guide them to success which allows success for our animals and our adopters. As an Adoption Counselor Christine also takes on more animals than any other counselor and works tirelessly around her personal life to ensure the best possible fit for the animals she oversees. She is a vital part of the Adoption Team and DPA as a whole and because of that, we could not be more proud or honored to work alongside her.” — Jessica Weinstein, Vice President of Animal Operations for Dallas Pets Alive! This is why Christine Sablone is a DPA Pawesome Person! What is your current role? I am the Adoption Counselor Lead, a Foster mom, and a Foster Rep How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA? Three years ago, I began looking for...
Leadership Spotlight: Stefanie, DPA Foster Director

Leadership Spotlight: Stefanie, DPA Foster Director

A lot goes on behind the scenes of Dallas Pets Alive! While pets are always top of mind, we have a large, highly organized infrastructure that is run by a dedicated team of volunteers. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do for our four-legged friends without the commitment, support and dedication of the two-legged members of the DPA Family. 2018 may be the Year of the Dog, we’re be highlighting members of our Leadership Team, in addition to our monthly Pawesome Volunteers and Fosters, this year to give you a closer look  the people who make our mission possible. Meet Stefanie, DPA’s Foster Director! What does your role within Dallas Pets Alive! involve? What do you oversee within the organization? As the Foster Director, I am responsible for all things foster related. I oversee a team of 2 assistant directors, 30 foster representatives, 6 foster application vetters, a team of administrators and bio writers, and all active fosters of the 1200 individuals that are approved. I work closely with all teams to make sure the foster process runs smoothly from working with the rescue team to pull an animal from the shelter, to making sure an animal is behaviorally and medically cleared for adoption with both the adopt and medical teams. Additionally, my team does everything in between such as approving new fosters, providing behavioral advice, uploading marketing material to our website and checking in with medical updates. We are the support team for our amazing foster families.   What is your professional background? I recently moved from Dallas to Denver for a great opportunity with a...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Foster Spotlight

“Camden has been an absolute rockstar of a foster during her time with DPA. She volunteers her time and resources in many aspects – as a foster representative, rescue coordinator and photographer – but what stands out above all else is her passion and compassion for animals. As a foster with DPA, Camden has fostered dogs of all sizes, ages, breeds and even a few litters in there! She doesn’t shy away from the dogs with medical issues or a long path to recovery and instead welcomes them with open arms. Dallas Pets Alive has been able to save many more lives because of Camden and we are so lucky to have her as a part of our team!” – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive!   This is why Camden Rendon is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People!   How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? I moved to Dallas from Raleigh, NC in early June. My first order of business was to find a rescue I could get involved in down here. I interviewed with quite a few rescues for their foster programs but none of them were as welcoming or versatile as DPA. I love that we don’t discriminate from young, old, sock, healthy, big, small dogs. We literally have a dog for everyone! The volunteers that I “met” along the way sealed the deal for my interest. Everyone was so involved and their passion just shines through in their efforts. I enjoy being around like minded people so I felt like DPA was the perfect rescue to call home. Tell us about a few of...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: January Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: January Foster Spotlight

Kristi & Jim have gone above and beyond as a foster family throughout their short time with DPA. Starting as a temp foster for an urgent dog and now a full time foster for our most at need, they do not shy away from dogs with medical issues or behavioral needs. They have an open mind to training advice and setting each foster dog that comes through her house up for success. Additionally, Kristi & Jim are some of the first to consistently offer urgent transport help for dogs that have mere hours left. They have a willingness to do whatever it takes to save these animals without batting an eye. We are extremely grateful for Kristi & Jim’s passion to help animals and are confident that we will be able to save more lives because of their help.  – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive! This is why Kristi & Jim Picard are two of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People! How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? It has only been about 5 months. I needed a hobby/something to do with my spare time. We started during hurricane Harvey when there was a rush to empty DPA to make room for the Harvey dogs. Lisa Castillo recruited us. My mom used to foster dogs when we grew up. Tell us about a few of your fosters. We started by pulling and temping Colby for 10 days. He had to be kept separate from our pup because he had a URI, and he had horrible separation anxiety. And then there was Dixie II. She was a GSD mix, out of time at...