“Debbie has saved many lives by fostering dogs over the last few years with DPA! She is always willing to step up and foster dogs at risk of euthanasia… the dogs who literally have hours left to live, and no matter if the timing is right or wrong, Debbie always says yes and finds a way to make it work. She has fostered a few heartworm positive dogs too, which is a bit of a longer commitment because treatment lasts at least a few months. Debbie has such a big heart for bully breeds, which have a harder time getting adopted due to misconceptions and unfair reputations. She has worked with dogs with various behavioral and medical needs, and has always committed to fostering a dog until it is adopted, no matter how long it takes. In fact, she is currently fostering our Dog of the Month, Zephyr, who has been searching for her forever home for a full year, and Suzy, who has been on the hunt for a family for 7 months! These two dogs are fabulous, dog friendly, happy girls, but for some reason they just haven’t found their perfect match. Debbie has never complained about the length of time a dog spends at her home, but continues to love them and care for them no matter what! She is in it for the long haul, and we so appreciate her commitment to helping our pups who need it most!”, says Allison Brandon, Foster and Medical Director for Dallas Pets Alive!
Peanut, fka Gidget, soared through Dallas Pets Alive! foster life, received life-saving heartworm treatment, and found a new life and a new name! Now she’s running with the big dogs in her agility classes and reaching thousands of adoring fans through her popular Instagram account @peanutthemutt1.
Dislocated hips, broken legs, and spine couldn’t keep this fiercely loyal, golden beauty from finding her forever family. Watch Golden Sugar’s full Ruff Life segment on CW33 to hear her full story.
Shelbye is the breath of fresh air I needed for the PASS program. She volunteered and worked while in college at Texas A&M with animals, so her backgroud peeked my interest in her immediately, but her passion for saving animals really made me want her on the team. PASS is a program that is so new and complex, that its hard for some to conceptualize but Shelbye just got it and she has ran with it ever since. Her organization and compassion for people and their pets is exactly what I needed in this role. The PASS line can be hard to volunteer for, there are very few solutions out there to help people and their pets but Shelbye always takes the opportunity to make individual email responses to people, people she will never see. Her customer service to citizens in need and her organization have taken the PASS line, to where it should be. I am so happy to have her on the PASS team!
Motherhood. Few experiences in life stack up next to being a mom. Whether you have two legs or four, the selfless love and devotion given to your children are very much the same. Moms of all species care for, nurture, teach and discipline their babies. This Mother’s Day we wanted to take a moment to recognize a special four-legged mom in the Dallas Pets Alive! program.
She’s a fashionista, a tree hugger, a swimmer, a hand shaker, a dog lover, maybe not a pig lover, and most of all a smiler! Looking for the perfect dog to join your family? Look no further! Miss Zephyr is your girl.
Zoe, the name itself means “life” and this sweet little cat sure has the right name because she’s full of love and energy! Her foster mom describes her as a calm, patient and gentle companion who loves lots of cuddling. An attractive Domestic Short Hair Tortoiseshell Mix, her short multi-colored coat of brown, black and tan is offset by a pair of pretty light green eyes.
Trainable, friendly, adaptable, strong, smart, calm and gentle — these are some of the words people use to describe May’s Dog of the Month, Zephyr. She’s a three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix with an even-temperament who has never met a person she doesn’t like! A black and white spotted charmer who sports a pink bandana with flair and style, she is as cute on a leash as she is popular.
From pint-sized portable pooches to true life Cinderella stories of street dogs turned agility stars, Instagram has made itself a storybook full of wonderful adoption tales about dogs rescued, fostered and adopted through Dallas Pets Alive!
When she showed up at Dallas Animal Services, it was like she was frozen. It reminded them of a young Elsa, her namesake, in Disney’s Frozen, turning everyone away while hiding out in her room. The circumstances, though, were much different.
$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