Happy Craft for Your Local Shelter Day! The shelter is often a stressful place for pets, so providing enrichment toys helps ease that stress. A dog that doesn’t look as stressed in the shelter will show better to the public, which makes them easier to adopt out! In the spirit of this holiday, I decided to make some super easy, quick and eco-friendly tug toys for the dogs awaiting their furrever homes in local shelters.
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.
Mystique. Not to be confused with the superhuman X-men character, she is a very special cat! Maybe she got her name because she has a fascinating aura of mystery about her or maybe she’s chock-full of charisma. We don’t know, but we know this much, she’s a wonderful little kitty. Mystique is a female Domestic Short Hair/Tortoiseshell mix who came to Dallas Pets Alive! with a litter of six kittens. She’s been living with her foster mom since that time and is looking for a forever home.
Meet Gus, a Black Mouth Cur/Mixed with a steady disposition and a love for just about anyone he meets! He’s an amiable pup who gets along easily with the other foster dogs living with him and quickly bonds to the people around him. It’s been said that he has never met a person he hasn’t liked!
Kitten season is in full swing, and stray and feral cats are birthing litters frequently in our community. Do you know what you should do if you find a stray kitten while out and about? Sometimes, even when we have the best intentions at heart, we don’t always know the right thing to do. The Dallas Pets Alive! Trap, Neuter, Spay, Release (TNR) Team has compiled a list of what to do, not to do, and how you can help.
Dallas Pets Alive! is partnering with Best Friend’s Animal Society on their “Adopt to Save Them All” Summer Adoption Promotion. During July 1 and July 4, ALL of our pets over six months old will be eligible for an adoption fee of only $17.76, in honor of the birth of our great nation. This is an extremely rare discount. Our cats and dogs will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations.
All applications must be submitted between July 1 at 12 a.m. and July 4 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. This four day event will be gone before you know it!
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!
What do you do when an amazing veterinarian asks to let her treat extremely medically needy dogs at no expense to Dallas Pets Alive! You say YES and save hundreds of lives together! This is just one reason why Dr. KARRI is our first ever recipient of the DPA PAWsitively PURRfect Partner Award.
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. This is why Suleika Bloom is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People!
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.
$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