DPA’s Cat(s) of the Month – March: Meet Batman and Sirius Black!

DPA’s Cat(s) of the Month – March: Meet Batman and Sirius Black!

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. About Batman: Batman has been described as the feline version of a superhero. Well, he does love to play. Whether he is chasing newspaper sticks and balls or practicing massage therapy techniques on your chest, his outgoing personality shines through. He even has a special love of the shower! His foster mom says he comes running into the bathroom every morning to watch the shower spray and sits next to the bath tub to enjoy it. He sounds like a cat who loves life! And when it’s time to take off the cape and mask, he loves being affectionate to both adults and kids, making him a wonderful pet.   About Sirius Black: Sirius Black is the other half of this feline equation. He also loves people and other cats. He is the sidekick to his extraverted brother, enjoys playing with him, and often seeks out affection from his human family. His foster mom says he will gently grab your hand when he wants you to pet him. During quiet times, he will often look out the window with his brother at his side. Their Beginnings: These two boys had a rough start to their lives when their mom went missing. These two litter mates were left to...
DPA’s Dog the Month – March: Meet Alexi!

DPA’s Dog the Month – March: Meet Alexi!

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. About Alexi: Her foster mom describes Alexi as loving and friendly. This gal likes other dogs who share her mellow vibe, so whether she is riding in the car with people, taking a nap or just chilling out at Doggy Day Care, Alexi always has friends by her side! No doubt all that quiet, positive energy of hers is coming back to her. She was even featured on CW33’s Ruff LIfe, so check out her Baywatch-themed video and see her in action! Alexi’s Beginnings: Alexi had a rough start in life. She was bred multiple times and suffered some physical problems from the overbreeding. She even had trouble walking and needed some old-fashioned TLC. That’s when Dallas Pets Alive! stepped in and helped her get her groove back. She’s doing well with her foster family and is ready to put the next paw forward…into a new forever home. Adopt Alexi: Alexi enjoys the outdoors, is housebroken, walks well on a leash and considers her crate a second home. She has been socialized well and loves to be around people, especially when she can worship the sun gods. All she needs...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: March Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: March Foster Spotlight

“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! This is why Lauren Lux Lowry is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People! How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? My sister saw there was a litter of puppies that were going to be euthanized in late December 2014. She asked if she could foster using my home since she was in an apartment. I told her it would be an around the clock thing, so realistically I would be the one fostering. We took all 10 of them in and it was a chaotic whirlwind we vowed to never do again… that was 70...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Volunteer Spotlight

“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. Check out Robert’s interview below: What is your current role? I am part of the financial reporting team performing the monthly accounting and on the medical team responsible for the microchip transfers to adopters. How did you get involved with volunteering at Dallas Pets Alive? I was at Klyde Warren Park one day and signed up to volunteer, the rest is history! What are you most passionate about at Dallas Pets Alive? I love seeing animals come through the program; it’s great to see how everyone works together to rescue these animals and find them a Furever home. What are some words of wisdom to new Dallas Pets Alive Volunteers? Get a good email filing system Give us a fun fact  about you! I have two awesome boys (10 and 7) and I can’t live without peanut butter. Be like Robert and help us save more lives! Fill out a volunteer application...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: February Foster Spotlight

Ashley is such a special foster mama! She has a huge heart for senior or special needs dogs who are down on their luck and have found themselves at the shelter. She gives them all she has for as long as they need to find a new home! Ashley is also one of our hospice fosters to Louie, who just celebrated his 96th (98th**) birthday with their family! She does whatever it takes for these dogs to be happy and as healthy as possible, and we can’t thank her enough for opening her heart to such special pups! This is why Ashely Bonnin Igo is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People! How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? I first saw DPA on Facebook. My husband and I already had our first rescue pup, and I thought it would be fun to foster another dog to keep her company. When I saw a foster plea for “Winnie” , I immediately jumped at the opportunity. We picked her up from the shelter, had her for 2 days, and decided to keep her- she and Rosie have been besties ever since. Tell us about a few of your fosters. Louie is definitely the most miraculous of them all I picked him up from DAS in November 2015, thinking he only had a week or so to live, he was in such bad shape. He’s battled countless health hiccups but is still going strong. His nickname is “Lazarus”. Lacey was another memorable one- she was a 9 year old cocker spaniel that had cancer (among other things). Mazie’s was...
DPA’s Dog of the Month – Meet Mickey!

DPA’s Dog of the Month – Meet Mickey!

This could be the most memorable Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had. In fact, it could change your life forever. You won’t need cupids with harps on greeting cards, bouquets of flowers or dinner reservations, but you will need a big heart and some dog biscuits. We have a special someone for you with four legs and a happy tail, looking for a permanent home to call his own! Meet Mickey, a charming dog with a friendly disposition who is known for his good behavior and love of kids! Mickey’s personality really shines through in the lifestyle photos that his foster family has taken of him. He’s a loving and loyal friend, and it’s not just puppy love, it’s the real thing. He’s fond of people, frequently cuddles up to someone, and even enjoys putting one paw on your leg to get you to “hold his paw.” A dog that wants to hold your hand in more ways than one, Mickey is going to be a wonderful addition to someone’s family. His foster mom says she’s never seen such a loving dog! When you hear of his affectionate and loyal nature, it’s easy to see why he is Dallas Pets Alive’s choice for the February dog feature. He is obviously going to bring a lot of canine love to some fortunate home. About Mickey: Mickey is a four year old Boxer/Pit Bull mix with a short coat that features some adorable cafe-au-lait spots on a white background. Add some expressive ears and soulful brown eyes, and you’ve got a charming pup who hopes to be your date this Valentine’s Day!...