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...
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.      ...
Ruff Life: Elsa is Ready to ‘Let Go’ of Her Past

Ruff Life: Elsa is Ready to ‘Let Go’ of Her Past

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. Watch her full Ruff Life segment that aired on CW33 to learn more about her incredible story.                     Interested in adopting this adorable, not so icy queen? Apply to adopt her...
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...
Ruff Life: Sweet Lou Goes From Hopeless to Happy with Hospice Fosters

Ruff Life: Sweet Lou Goes From Hopeless to Happy with Hospice Fosters

In December of 2015, the Igo family took in cairn terrior Louie as a hospice foster. With an extensive list of medical issues, the senior dog was not expected to live more than a few days later. Nine months later, Lou is still enjoying his time out of the shelter with his new family. “He’s got a pep in his step,” Ashley Igo said. “I didn’t think he had more than a day or two to live… but he has played a joke on all of us.” Lou with stay with the Igos until the end with all medical costs taken care of by Dallas Pets Alive! No matter when that is, we are humbled to know he will be surrounded by love. To watch this Ruff Life segment, please click here. Special thanks to CW33 for sharing this...