Ruff Life No Longer: Isabella Finds Her Forever Home

Ruff Life No Longer: Isabella Finds Her Forever Home

On June 1st, CW33 shared Isabella’s Ruff Life story. That night, the Kolesar family watched her segment and knew they had to meet her. As one of the more timid dogs in the Dallas Pets Alive! organization, it warmed our hearts to learn that all she needed was a family – particularly one with a set of triplet siblings! “I think she kind of gave us more of a second chance, to be honest,” Joe Kolesar said. “We lost our two puppies we had for 11 years, and I didn’t think something could fill that void, but she did.” Isabella’s “ruff life” is no more! We have seen a complete transformation from Isabella, which serves as a perfect representation of our purpose. Happy tails to Isabella! To watch this Ruff Life segment, please click here. Special thanks to CW33 for sharing this...
It’s Brotherly Love Between Ruff Life Alum Jack and New Brother, Ralphie

It’s Brotherly Love Between Ruff Life Alum Jack and New Brother, Ralphie

Back in October, CW33’s Ruff Life shared the story of Captain Jack. Now, he’s back in another segment to introduce his new partner in treasure hunting: Ralphie! Ralphie came to Dallas Animal Services with a large, open wound on his head. His wound was patched and stitched by DAS, and he was put on the market for adoption with no other health problems. The adopted brothers were friends from the start, according to adopter Candice Aaron.  So now it’s Captain Jack and gold medal First Mate Ralphie reporting for duty! To watch this Ruff Life segment, please click here. Special thanks to CW33 for sharing this...
Sister, Sister! Korra and Khloe Find New Family, New Start and New Sisters

Sister, Sister! Korra and Khloe Find New Family, New Start and New Sisters

While these new sisters have no blood relation, they had quite a similar start in life. Both were pulled off of the streets with medical issues causing hair loss. Korra was found with ringworm and Khloe had mange when she was first taken in by Dallas Pets Alive. The biggest similarity between the two, however, is that they both stole the hearts of adopters Kelsie Lindley and Kaleb Sanders. From hairless strays to happy stepsisters, the Ruff Life is kaput for Korra and Khloe. To watch this Ruff Life segment, please click here. Special thanks to CW33 for sharing this story!...
Ruff Life: The Force is Strong with Jakku

Ruff Life: The Force is Strong with Jakku

You may remember Kennedy. He was struggling to get his campaign for a “fur-ever” home off the ground with his partner Jackie O. “They were pretty much bald from a bad case of mange,” says Haley Edman, marketing director for Dallas Pets Alive! “Everybody kept passing them up.” Thanks to some medicine and TLC, Kennedy and Jackie O were ready for prime time.  “Now they look beautiful and live up to their famous names,” says Edman. But Kennedy’s destiny took an unexpected turn. Instead of landing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with Jackie O, he needed to strike out on his own. It started in “a galaxy far, far away” — the Internet. “I actually saw him on a Reddit post,” says Kennedy’s new owner Claire Baxter. “Someone posted a picture of his adorable grumpy face. I saw it and knew that he was my spirit animal.” A new name completed Kennedy’s move from politics to the ways of the force. “In the new Star Wars movie, the desert planet is called Jakku and he looks like the desert, so I named him Jakku,” says Ryan Baxter. Even if the whole family isn’t a huge fan of the “nerd-tastic” new name. “He goes by Jack,” says Claire. “That was our compromise.” “I’m the only one who calls him Jackku,” says Ryan. “I wanted to have a Star Wars dog.” Whether you call him Kennedy, Jack or Jakku, it’s clear that “the force is strong with this one.” *Many thanks to Newsfix CW33 and their Emmy Award-winning “Ruff Life” series on Dallas Pets Alive dogs.   Ruff Life film shoots are hosted by Underdog...
Ruff Life: Sydney

Ruff Life: Sydney

Being a stray dog landed Sydney in the shelter but it was her fearful demeanor that put her in danger of euthanization. It wasn’t until a set of great foster parents took Sydney into their home to give her a second chance that she was finally able to find the happy ending she truly deserves. Check out Sydney’s Ruff Life story...
Ruff Life: Chester

Ruff Life: Chester

Chester was a blind stray who ended up in the shelter and it wasn’t until some wonderful fosters stepped up to save Chester that he was given a second chance. Watch his Happy Tails story in this week’s Ruff...