About

Dallas Pets Alive is on a mission to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals in North Texas.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals in North Texas.

We take an innovative approach to animal rescue and believe in creating a paradigm shift in the way our community views animal rescue.

Adoption is not only the right thing to do but THE thing to do.

Our Approach

Our organization is run mostly by volunteers, and all of our pets are housed by dedicated foster families throughout North Texas.

We rescue and help the healthy and treatable pets at greatest risk for euthanasia at our partner shelters. We also provide assistance and resources to pet owners having problems so significant that they need to surrender their pets to a shelter.

In our rescue program, we focus on:

  • Rescuing healthy and treatable pets at North Texas shelters at the greatest risk of being euthanized
  • Reducing owner surrender through our Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) program
  • Challenging the way our community views rescue animals. We believe that adoption is not only right thing to do but THE thing to do!

Our Values

Diversity & Inclusion

Dallas Pets Alive! champions a world where:

  1. Both ends of the leash are respected and honored. All individuals are treated with dignity, compassion, and understanding.
  2. The golden rule is expected: Treat all living beings as you would like to be treated.

 

DPA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse culture that reflects the uniqueness of the animals and communities we serve. We will lead with positive intent and embrace challenges related to advancing diversity.

 

Our Team

Board of Directors

  • Leslie Sans, Founder & Executive Director
  • Kevin Kirksey, Board Chair
  • Harrison Papaila, Board Member
  • Christopher Skoog, Board Member
  • Hana Ickes, Board Member
  • Tammi Carter, Board Member
  • Candice Aaron, Board Emeritus
  • Peter Baldwin, Board Emeritus
  • Adam Stetson, Board Emeritus

Leadership

  • Leslie Sans, Founder & Executive Director
  • Christine Sablone, Executive Admin
  • Sarah McGoldrick, Vice President of Animal Operations
  • Anthony Cruddas, Vice President of Administration
  • Pat Robbins, Development Director
  • Jey Lehew, Rescue Director
  • Christine Sablone, Adoption Director
  • Jenay Bennett, Foster Director
  • Jenny Wolff , Medical Director
  • Transport Director: Open
  • Tina Hoskins, TNR Director
  • Sarah McGoldrick, PASS Director
  • Katie Patterson, Technology Director
  • Vivian Powers, Marketing Director
  • Tiffany Bellino, Volunteer Director
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Our Impact

Since 2012, Dallas Pets Alive has worked diligently to build our reputation as a leading animal welfare organization in the North Texas rescue community.

Thanks to the tireless dedication and work of our team, partner rescue groups, community organizations, and our shelter partners, we have saved over 11,000 animals over the past 10 years. We have also assisted 12,829 families and individuals and have prevented 1,734 animals from being surrendered to local shelters through our Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender Program.