DPA’s Pawesome Person: September Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: September Foster Spotlight

What makes Jim so awesome is that he doesn’t shy away from any sort of foster case and he will take on a foster for as long as it takes. Jim is all about commitment until his fosters are adopted and tends to go for the adult bully breeds or other looked over animals. Jim’s fosters get to enjoy all the pleasures a dog could ask for including movie nights and day trips to the beach! We are so lucky to have him as a foster for us! – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive! This is why Jim Butts is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People! How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? Two of my friends started fostering in Dallas Pets Alive. Soon after, I joined them fostering dogs. Tell us about a few of your fosters. A few weeks after I started fostering Shawn, he was transferred to Pennsylvania to “It’s Ruff Without a Roof”, another adoption group we partner with. They posted pictures of him running in a field with other dogs. Sparkle is my “foster-fail”. She did not do well at adoption events or at Meet and Greets with potential adopters but she is a wonderful dog that I eventually adopted myself. What is your favorite animal adoption story? Sadie is a beautiful Blue Healer who was heartworm positive. She received an application and went to a Meet and Greet with two weeks left in her treatment. She immediately bonded with their current dog and enjoyed the nearby dog park. They adopted her and accepted her early, agreeing to finish...
DPA’s Cat of the Month – September: Meet Cali!

DPA’s Cat of the Month – September: Meet Cali!

Cali is a domestic short hair/mixed cat who is described as being a great pet. This tri-colored beauty is a calico with orange and black patches on her back and hind legs which are offset by a white nose, bib and front paws. Cali is a beautiful, healthy, happy lady! Cali is known to her fosters as a peace-loving companion who gets along well with everyone. Her calico presence seems to bring sweetness and calm to all. She also loves to be around other cats — and even dogs! She’s a flexible, mellow kitty who would do well in any household. Cali is an affectionate companion who loves to be with people, soaking up affection and purring with delight just to be near you. She is litter box trained, has been spayed and has a microchip. Could you be the fortunate person who gives this little cutie a home? Apply to adopt her today! Now through the end of September her adoption fee is 50%...
DPA’s Dog the Month – September: Meet Duncan!

DPA’s Dog the Month – September: Meet Duncan!

This is Duncan, an Australian Kelpie/Weimaraner/Mixed with a sable coat that matches the color of a caramel macchiato!  And he’s just as sweet!  He’s an older boy with a great temperament who is looking for a hospice foster or his fur-ever home.  Duncan is a sweet boy with a few special needs. He has kidney disease, which is manageable, but he needs to go out a little more often so easy access to a yard or grassy area would be ideal for him.  Duncan is a smart dog who has spent time with a trainer to learn some basic commands.  He walks extremely well on a leash, loves to take you out for a walk and prefers a stable routine.  And he loves to play!   If you have a tennis ball and know how to play fetch, you might think about becoming Duncan’s best friend and taking him home 🙂   He loves his stuffed toys, too, taking care not to be too rough with them.  We think he’s a well-rounded pup with a lot to offer. Duncan bonds strongly with people and will be a loyal friend to his owner.  He would do best in a home without small children or cats.  He gets along well with other dogs if he’s given the time to be introduced properly, but would most likely prefer to be your one-and-only companion.   Do you think that you could provide the right home to Duncan? Apply to foster him or adopt him today! Now through the end of September his adoption fee is half...
DPA’s Pawesome Person Spotlight: August Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person Spotlight: August Volunteer Spotlight

“Caitlin joined our Adoptions Team when we were beginning our cat adoption program. She became an essential part of building the cat adoption side of that team and worked closely with our Adoption Director, TNR Director, and Foster/Medical Director in order to put our current policies and procedures in place to have the best outcome for our cats and kittens. Caitlin has a passion and the customer service skills needed to work closely with adopters and fosters to achieve the best match making possible in pairing adopters with their purrfect furever feline. Caitlin assisted in pioneering unknown territory for DPA and I know for a fact without her involvement this side of our program would have struggled to grow the way it has been able to over the past year. Thanks to Caitlin’s hard work and dedication we were able to assist our TNR program in rehoming cats and kittens that were adoptable and not eligible for release, while also enabling our cat program to take off after years of trying. Caitlin is part of the reason we were finally able to become Dallas PETS Alive!” – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive! This is why Caitlin is our Pawesome Person Spotlight for August! What is your current role? I am the original Cat Adoption Counselor! I review and vet adoption applications, counsel potential adopters, and finalize adoptions. How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA? In early 2016, a good friend of mine, Maris Kastanos, volunteers for DPA and she let me know that they were working to get the cat program up and running,...
DPA’s Pawesome Person: August Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: August Foster Spotlight

Amy is a huge advocate of the families that usually get overlooked. The shelter is always full of moms and puppies, but we can count on the Fisher family to open up their home to a mom and her 7,8, or 9 puppies! In her house they are safe to grow, play and recover. Amy specifically has a heart for the large breed dogs that are harder to place in foster/adoptive homes. Through weaning, potty training and vaccine timelines, Amy loves these babies like her own and we are so thankful for the time and love she puts into each and every one of them! – Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive! This is why Amy Fisher is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People! How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? I got in a skiing accident with my youngest son and had to have my ACL repaired over the following summer. With a summer of surgery and physical therapy, I decided we needed a project to do at home to utilize the time. I applied with two other groups and DPA was the only fostering group that called me back! I was so excited to get that call! Tell us about a few of your fosters. They each have piece of our heart. We had our Beatles babies as our 1st litter. We wanted to keep them all (8 + mom) but that is not practical so we learned we had to let them go to fully love them. That was a tough lesson! Rocky, one of our Beatles pups, got a new...
Get a Tan this Summer with Our August Adoption Promo

Get a Tan this Summer with Our August Adoption Promo

The sun is out, it’s hot, hot, hot, and we want you to get a tan this summer! Well, any shade of tan, light brown, orange or a variation of those colors would be wonderful actually, because we’re talking about dozens of our “tan” cats and dogs!   Any one of our companion animals will provide a cool vibe and help you find your groove on these hot summer days, but what better way to celebrate summer than with a tan…pet! And for the month of August, we are offering you a tan companion at half-price adoptions! With names like Bambi, Princess Peach and Mystique, it’s hard to go wrong. So come on and celebrate summer with a new friend by your side! There’s never been a better time to put on your favorite pair of shades, grab a lemonade and pick out your new bestie at Dallas Pets Alive! All adoption applications must be received between midnight on August 1 and 11: 59 p.m. on August 31st. The following pets qualify for our Get Tan this Summer Promotion: Dogs: Ava Suzy Butters – adopted Amma Enzo Otis Arya Stark Princess Peach Priscilla Serena Betty White Clark Kent Hattie – adopted Marley Bambi Billy Jean Sandy Duncan Yossi Bowie Elon Muttsk Lylah – adopted Dove Cheech Kayda – adopted Teddy IV Junebug Maple – adopted Paloma Russell Ace Wynter Yogi Bear – adopted Kirby Toby – Adopted Cats: Pru Mystique – adopted Bella Cat Annie Cali Albert...