What We Do

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

Our goal is to one day make Dallas a No-Kill city.

How We Do It

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

IMG_7890We focus on helping the healthy and treatable pets who are at risk of euthanasia at Dallas Animal Services — by rescuing the pets at greatest risk and helping owners who are having problems so great that they need to surrender their pet(s) to a shelter.

In our rescue program, we focus primarily on the pets who have already been passed over by other groups and the Dallas Animal Services’ adoption programs, taking only the healthy and treatable pets who have no other options.

Who We Are

Leadership Team:

  • President/Executive Director: Leslie Sans
  • Vice President of Animal Operations: Jessica Weinstein
  • Vice President, Administration: Alyssa Gross
  • Rescue Director: Elina Kanevskaia DeVos
  • Adoption Director: Stacey DeVos Glauben
  • Foster Director: Stefanie Steiner
  • Medical Director: Allison Brandon
  • Alumni Director: Dena Friend
  • TNR Director: Tina Hoskins
  • PASS Director: Andra Adams
  • Technology Director: Katie Patterson
  • Marketing Director: Allison H. Treloar
  • Volunteer Director: Kristen Serrano
  • Events Director: Amanda Luke

Board of Directors:

  • Board President: Leslie Sans
  • Vice-President-Board of Directors: Brittani Lassiter
  • Treasurer-Board of Directors: Rory O’Loughlin
  • Secretary-Board of Directors: TBD
  • Board Member: Candice Aaron
  • Board Member: Amy Baldwin
  • Board Member: Peter Baldwin
  • Board Member: Drew Lassiter
  • Board Member: Lindsey Reedy
  • Board Member: Adam Stetson


Help us care for our adoptable pets by providing funds for their care. Below are suggested donation amounts corresponding to specific needs.

$10 – Microchip
$25 – Heartworm test
$50 – Puppy vaccinations
$75 – Spay/neuter one pet
$100 – One day of parvovirus treatment
$300 – Heartworm treatment
$500 – One month of behavioral training


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Dallas Pets Alive! is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 46-2768869