DPA’s Pawesome Person: August Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: August Foster Spotlight

Amy is a huge advocate of the families that usually get overlooked. The shelter is always full of moms and puppies, but we can count on the Fisher family to open up their home to a mom and her 7,8, or 9 puppies! In her house they are safe to grow, play and recover. Amy specifically has a heart for the large breed dogs that are harder to place in foster/adoptive homes. Through weaning, potty training and vaccine timelines, Amy loves these babies like her own and we are so thankful for the time and love she puts into each and every one of them! – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive! This is why Amy Fisher is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People! How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? I got in a skiing accident with my youngest son and had to have my ACL repaired over the following summer. With a summer of surgery and physical therapy, I decided we needed a project to do at home to utilize the time. I applied with two other groups and DPA was the only fostering group that called me back! I was so excited to get that call! Tell us about a few of your fosters. They each have piece of our heart. We had our Beatles babies as our 1st litter. We wanted to keep them all (8 + mom) but that is not practical so we learned we had to let them go to fully love them. That was a tough lesson! Rocky, one of our Beatles pups, got a new...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: July Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: July Volunteer Spotlight

Meghan has become the heart and soul of our events area. She has volunteered at 3-4 events every month since she joined DPA, and knows the process inside and out. She trains new event volunteers and helps with every aspect of events including supervising dogs, talking to the public about DPA and opportunities to support us, merchandise sales, and logistics of the event sites. She has also taken over coordinating foster pet attendance at events and in addition to keeping the details immaculately organized, finds time to inject a little humor into her communications which is a breath of fresh air. I do not know what we would do without her, but it would take several people to fill her shoes. – Emily Johnston, Vice President of Administration for Dallas Pets Alive! What is your current role? I am the Adoption Events Coordinator, a regular volunteer, and have been sarcastically dubbed “Worst Volunteer Ever”, which I kind of like and am pushing to one day get a nametag that reads that. How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA? I started volunteering with Dallas Pets Alive! because of my dog, Sally. She is my heart and I wanted to help others find their “hearts”. That whole “who saved whom” thing is absolutely true. I found DPA online, submitted a volunteer app and started signing up for events left and right. When I am enthusiastic about something, I go in whole-hog. What are you most passionate about at DPA? I think I’m most passionate about responsible pet ownership, especially spaying/neutering. What are some words of wisdom to new DPA...
As Seen on TV: Gus, Elliot, Charlie, Rusty, Zephyr, & Lady Guadalupe

As Seen on TV: Gus, Elliot, Charlie, Rusty, Zephyr, & Lady Guadalupe

If you’ve tuned in to watch the Ruff Life segments on The CW33 on Wednesday evenings, you might see a few familiar faces here. That’s because these six magnificent dogs were each featured for their own 15 minutes of fame and are somehow STILL adoptable with Dallas Pets Alive! But in case you missed them the first time around, check out the Ruff Life compilation segment that aired on June 28. This is your opportunity to see what might have missed and their chances to find furever homes. Already in love? Apply to adopt Gus, Elliot, Charlie, Rusty, Zephyr, or Lady G...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: June Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: June Foster Spotlight

Suleika has dedicated so much time and resources to DPA over the last few years. She has saved countless of lives by fostering dogs that were at risk of euthanasia and has given them the chance to start the rest of their lives. Each foster that she has had gets a unique name (i.e. Benoit Bensimone, Chiquita Bonita, Ambrosius) and the most adorable outfits to match their personalities. These pups become part of the family and will often participate in dinner parties, pub crawls, movie nights, and some even become Instagram famous (@thepocketpup & @bowtie_colin)! Suleika and her husband, John, are in it for the long haul. They don’t pick the easy ones, and have cared for countless dogs through heartworm treatment and invasive surgeries. Suleika finds creative ways to get all of her fosters marketed and adopted quickly so that she in turn can save more lives. Two defining characteristics that make Suleika stand out are her welcoming personality matched with her huge heart. She has formed relationships with many of her fosters FURever families and will even puppy sit when they head out of town! Suleika does it all and has even played multiple volunteer roles behind the scenes of DPA. She is such an important and valuable asset to our team and are so glad to have her on board for the long run! – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive! This is why Suleika Bloom is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People! How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? My husband and I had fostered many dogs in North Carolina...
Ruff Life: Al Green’s Greatest Hits

Ruff Life: Al Green’s Greatest Hits

Al Green was in pretty bad shape when Dallas Pets Alive! found him. He was underweight, tatted with battle scars and heartworm positive. With the help of his amazing foster family, his foster sister Betty, and his adoptive dad’s huge heart, he landed a spot at the top. Al was recently adopted into the same family as Betty so they can spend furever together! Watch Al’s full Ruff Life segment that aired on the CW33 on June 21. Want to change a shelter pet’s life? Check out our list of adoptable dogs and cats apply to adopt...