Ruff Life: Peanut clears heartworm hurdle, lands in fureverland

Ruff Life: Peanut clears heartworm hurdle, lands in fureverland

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. Watch her full Ruff Life segment on CW33 that aired May 24, 2017.   Want to help by adopting or fostering a pet from Dallas Pets Alive!? Contact us...
Dear Moms: We Love You!

Dear Moms: We Love You!

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” – Abraham Lincoln   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. Meet Arya Stark   Arya first came to the shelter as a stray and was suspected to have been hit by a car. During X-rays on her leg and hip, vets discovered she was PREGNANT! After finding an amazing foster home in March 2017, she gave birth on Easter Sunday to eight squirmy, smooshy chocolate brown and black puppies. All eight are named Easter-themed names, i.e. Peep, Peter Rabbit, Jelly Bean, and so on. (Side note: they will all be available for adoption soon!) All of her puppies were born happy and healthy and she was extremely attentive to them. We knew she was a great mom, but we never knew how incredible she could be. Meet A0991506, aka Hopper   This tiny, 12-day-old baby was brought to Dallas Animal Services on May 4. His mother was no longer feeding him because her milk had dried up. Young, hungry and helpless, we put out a cry for help to find him a bottle feeder. That’s when the magic happened. Arya’s foster mom stepped up and had a great idea – he could try to nurse with...
Ruff Life: It’s Zephyr’s Time to Shine

Ruff Life: It’s Zephyr’s Time to Shine

How does a practically perfect dog go overlooked and un-adopted for nearly a year? Sometimes they just get lost in the pack! Freckle-faced, smiley girl Zephyr was rescued by Dallas Pets Alive! back in May 2016 along with 80 other dogs (it was a BUSY month) and we can’t seem to figure out why she is still waiting for her forever home. Take a look at her Ruff Life story that aired May 10 on CW33 and see for yourself. Does she belong with you forever? Apply to adopt her today! Through the end of the month her adoption fee is half off.      ...
DPA’s Cat of the Month – May: Meet Zoe!

DPA’s Cat of the Month – May: Meet Zoe!

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.     Zoe loves to play and we hear she is the athletic type.  In fact, she might be secretly watching ping pong tournaments on ESPN and perfecting her own technique because she absolutely loves running around the house at high speeds and playing with ping pong balls.  And if you are in need of a companion for those TV and movie marathons, Zoe is your gal because she treasures quietly hanging out with her family.  When she isn’t on the ping pong court, Zoe is a snuggle bug who has the adorable habit of crawling into the crook of your arm, sitting in your lap or sharing your pillow.   We think Zoe would be happy in a home with another cat companion (she’s the happy “little sister” to another cat in her current foster home)  and maybe some fun kids to follow around the house and join the daily ping pong games.  She loves people of all ages and has been socialized well.     All this little cutie needs now is a permanent home where she can put down roots and snuggle into someone’s arm for good.  Are you able to make Zoe a part of your family?  If you...
DPA’s Dog the Month – May: Meet Zephyr!

DPA’s Dog the Month – May: Meet Zephyr!

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. This happy camper is also fully house-trained, a quick learner, and is careful with her foster family’s belongings. She’s good with kids, cats and other dogs, too.  In short, she’s a great companion who gets along with everyone and is ready to be placed in a forever home of her own.  She’s the full package!   The way to Zephyr’s heart is through car rides to the dog park, daily walks, and a backyard to explore.  She also does well with another dog to keep her company.  If you think you are the right fit for this special pup, apply to adopt her through Dallas Pets Alive! Her adoption fee is 50% off through the end of May so apply...