There is so much that goes into rescuing animals, especially within Dallas Pets Alive! While pets are always top of mind we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the commitment, support and dedication of the two-legged members of the DPA Family. While 2018 may be the Year of the Dog, we’ll be highlighting members of our Leadership Team, in addition to our monthly Pawesome Volunteers and Fosters, to give you a behind the scenes look at the people who make our mission possible.
K9 Honey, according to their brochure, is “the first raw, unfiltered honey designated by nature for your dog’s overall wellness and vitality.”. Since I happen to have a dog that suffers from severe year-round allergies, I thought I’d give it a shot, at this point I was open to anything to help him! Just as some humans use honey, K9 Honey boasts the ability to aid in what’s called immunotherapy. The idea is that over time regularly consuming small amounts of allergens, like pollen, your body will build up immunity to the allergen.
When we first met Tiffany in March 2017 we thought that she was simply an adorable little senior, but we also thought she was a male. Upon further inspection by our volunteers we determined he was a she, and that’s when we also discovered her mammary tumor.
You can call him Cubby, but he also answers to Bubby or Bubs. Whatever you call him, he’s one cool cat with a big fan club, including his current foster family. Cubby is a young male Domestic Short Hair/Mixed. He’s a cute young cat with bright green eyes and sleek panther-like black fur. Cubby is from a rescued litter, looking for a much-deserved fur-ever home 🙂
Say hello to the charming Stella, a female Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Mixed with soft light brown and cream coloring and a winsome smile! This unique girl is a study in contrasts — she is both cuddly and independent, prefers not to bark but loves to talk, and is an affectionate cuddle bug but likes to choose who, where and when.
As you know, there was an incident at one of our adoption events earlier this month where a rescue dog bit a child. After taking the time to perform a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, we have come to the conclusion that Rusty (the rescue dog), who has no history of aggressive behavior or biting, most likely bit the child out of fear.
Holidays are tons of fun, for humans. We spend time indulging in treats, cherishing family and friends, and celebrating. Whether you plan to commit to a New Year’s resolution or not, you’ve already made the wise decision to commit to your furry family members. We’ve compiled some safety tips to ensure your New Year doesn’t mean new pets, unless you’re just adding on. And, if that’s the case, we may know someone that can help with that too! *wink, wink*
Although Julie is new to the foster team, she has made such an impact in her short amount of time with DPA. We know that if a dog is in need of immediate transport to the vet or a temporary place to stay in order to leave the shelter, Julie will step up to the plate. She always has our dogs and cats in mind and will do whatever is needed to save their lives. She radiates generosity and compassion for not only the animals but the other fosters in our organization. It is people like Julie that make our community so strong and impact so great. I am excited to watch her grow in this organization and help save more lives. – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive!
“Jey performs several roles for DPA that we are lucky enough to have her in, she is a Foster Rep, a Rescue Coordinator, a New Partner Coordinator, and a Foster Application Vetter, and a Foster herself, but I think the role that she makes one of the biggest impacts for both our fosters and our […]
We are aware of the incident that happened over the weekend and have been working closely with authorities (a police report was filed and we are awaiting a copy of the report at this time) and the family involved so we can gain a full understanding of what took place. Our first priority always is the safety of potential adopters and children who attend our events.
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