Dallas Pets Alive! has seen an unprecedented increase in our rescue numbers each month so far in 2017. For example, our total intake for March was 136 animals, which is 143% up year over year. Currently, we have the most animals in foster care than we have ever had before – 254 pets are in foster homes right now! With our ability to save more lives, we have seen a major increase in our major medical care costs. In March alone, we spent over $20,000 on canine non-basic medical care. Many of our dogs have required hospitalization and blood transfusions and are battling parvo and mange on top of that. When it rains, it pours, but these are steps we must take in order to continue to save lives. DPA doesn’t shy away from the hard cases, which is why we need your support.
Taylor is such an asset to our foster team! She and her husband Tommy have fostered multiple dogs, but they are also some of our coveted kitten bottle feeders! Taylor is a bottle feeding machine, taking in motherless kittens so young, they can require feedings every few hours. She is always willing to sacrifice sleep (and as she says, sometimes her sanity) to save these tiny, vulnerable lives! The shelter does not have anyone to care for high-risk kittens overnight, so when they wind up at the shelter, we need someone to take them immediately; Taylor never turns down an opportunity to help! We can’t thank her enough for her commitment to getting our kittens healthy and ready for their forever homes!
Gus has had a rocky start in life but has done well in his foster home and needs someone who will provide him with unconditional love and lots of pets and cuddles. Maybe you are the person who will open your heart and your home to this charming gentleman dog. If you are, we know you will not be disappointed. Gus will politely give back a lot more than he takes.
Gus’ adoption fee is only $100 through the entire month of April! Apply to adopt Gus TODAY!
Louie was the littlest fighter there ever was, and our most recent fospice (hospice foster) to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Our April Cat of the Month is a delightful little calico cat named Pru. According to ancient Japanese folklore, calico cats were believed to guide fishermen safely through storms. Pru has never been a good luck charm on a Japanese fishing boat, but we do know that she’s a wonderful feline companion and that her […]
Megan is the definition of a multitasker. Outside of her role on Rescue Team as an Evaluator and being both a canine and feline foster parent, Megan has stepped up to the plate wherever needed. Megan was a key part in making DPA’s first ever international transport to Toronto Humane Society possible. She assisted with all the various logistics involved virtually and volunteered to meet at the transport to assist in the send off at 5:00am. Megan is also responsible for helping us save more lives through her efforts on our grant writing team, the more financial assistance she helps us receive, the more lives in Dallas we can save.
Meet two silky black cats named Batman and Sirius Black, both domestic medium-haired mixes. Everyone agrees that they are cute individually and even cuter as a pair. And yes, they really are a couple of characters! This dynamic duo is seeking fun and adventure, but also to snuggle up and soak in some human affection when it’s time to chill out.
Who is this sun-bathing, cheese and chicken-eating, car-riding dog with enough kisses for everyone she meets? Meet Alexi, a friendly pup whose sunny personality is lighting up the world. This sweet girl is looking for her forever home, and you could help her find it! Alexi is brown and white, has soulful gold eyes and is about 5-to-7 years old. Don’t let her age fool you, she’s got plenty of personality with a lot of life ahead of her.
“Lauren and Austin are absolutely incredible people and fosters! They have been to hundreds of vet appointments, events, and meet & greets, dealt with more puppy poo than I can even begin to imagine, and oh, did I mention they have saved EIGHTY lives with Dallas Pets Alive?! Lauren and Austin are known as our “puppy gurus” and consistently pull puppies at risk of euthanasia from the shelter. Whether it’s taking on a single pup in need or a litter of 15, they don’t hesitate to do whatever it takes to save them all. Lauren also serves as our Assistant Foster/Medical Director; this real life Wonder Woman not only takes care of her crazy crew of puppies at home, but she spends countless hours supporting other fosters to help get their pups adopted as quickly as possible! We are endlessly grateful for all that she does for DPA, and are so excited to honor her as one of our favorite PAWsome people!,” says Allison Brandon, Foster/Medical Director of Dallas Pets Alive!
“Robert Beard is a perfect match for the financial reporting team at DPA with his background in accounting. He has been a critical part of the behind the scenes work at DPA making sure that our financial data is recorded correctly and reports available for our leadership team and others who need this data. He has been in this role for two years and is efficient and detail-oriented, two qualities that are SO important in finance. Robert is my right hand and I do not know what I would do without him to keep all the finances in order and information ready for our strategic decision making.”, says Emily Johnston, Vice President of Administration.
$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