As part of a partnership between Dallas Pets Alive and our friends at Market Street, several of our fosters and alumni got to sample a new grain-free pet food brand called Open Nature. We got to sample both wet and dry dog and cat food, with flavors ranging from Chicken and Brown Rice dry dog food to chicken and whitefish wet cat food.
If you were waiting for a sign to adopt a dog, this is your sign for the next year. Starting February 16th, 2018 we will be in the Year of the Dog according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. In the Chinese calendar every year is represented by one of twelve zodiac animals in a twelve month cycle. Each twelve year cycle is designated with an element rotating between metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. This year, 2018, is represented by an Earth Dog. The last occurrence of a Dog was in 2006, and the last Earth Dog was in 1958! This means that anyone born during this year will inherit the Earth Dog characteristics of being communicative, serious, and responsible – much like famous celebrities, Madonna and Michael Jackson, who were both born as Earth Dogs!
Dating can be rough. You first have to find a person that has shared interests with you. Then, you have to choose which interest to explore on a date, i.e., food, movies, museums, workouts, etc. Once you’ve selected one thing to move forward with for approximately 2-3 hours, then you have to think about discussion topics! What if you don’t agree with most of what the other person is saying? At that point it would be nice to leave and “go fetch” the safe, warm comforts of your home. Why do we put ourselves through all of this when you already have a readily available date waiting for you when you walk through your door? This individual loves what you love, is always up for a spontaneous adventure, and is excited to be with you all of the time, no matter what you are wearing. This ideal match is known as – your dog!
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.
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.
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.
Meet Stefanie, DPA’s Foster Director. Stefanie and her team . When a dog or cat hears from Elina, they know they are safe with us.
Molly’s story should have a happy, tail-wagging ending. Our dream is to see her in a forever home with some fun kids to play with, taking long walks with her family and cuddling up on the sofa in the evenings with her favorite people.
“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!”
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.
Marie is the eyes, ears and voice for DPA as our Facebook Social Media Coordinator. She is invaluable at contributing creative content ideas, providing quick and informative responses for people with questions, and having a positive attitude and team-oriented spirit. In her social media role, paired with her rescue role, Marie works closely with our Rescue Director Elina to help craft posts and plea for fosters for the most urgent pets at Dallas Animal Services. Together they help us save more homeless pets in Dallas!
Help us care for our adoptable pets by providing funds for their care. Below are suggested donation amounts corresponding to specific needs.
$10 – Microchip
$25 – Heartworm test
$50 – Puppy vaccinations
$75 – Spay/neuter one pet
$100 – One day of parvovirus treatment
$300 – Heartworm treatment
$500 – One month of behavioral training