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DPA’s Pawsome Person: April Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawsome Person: April Foster Spotlight

“We are extremely lucky to have Dave as a foster and volunteer with DPA. He has been saving lives with us for a few years and opens up his house to those that wouldn’t have been given a second chance otherwise. It is extremely rewarding to watch fearful or anxious animals bounce back into the […]

DPA’s Pawesome Person: April Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawesome Person: April Volunteer Spotlight

“Alyssa holds two roles within DPA that tie together multiple Animal Operations teams. She works hand in hand with Rescue Team, Foster Team, and Medical Team taking on lots of varying administrative work off the Directors and Assistant Directors to allow them to focus on big picture items. Since joining DPA as a volunteer she has […]

It’s Raining Cats & Dogs! April Adoption Special

It’s Raining Cats & Dogs! April Adoption Special

We all know the old adage “April Showers bring May Flowers”. Well this spring it’s raining cats and dogs at DPA! We’re offering 50% off select dogs’ and cats’ adoption fees now through the end of the month in the hopes that this April shower will help us find these pups and kitties the forever […]

Rescue Rusty Update – 4/5/18

The City of Dallas filed their initial brief in their appeal of the County’s denial of the City’s argument that Dallas Pets Alive has no right to challenge the order of the municipal court that Rusty be killed. We will submit our response brief on or before April 18. The City may file a reply brief but the Court of Appeals will set a date for the appeal to be submitted to the panel deciding the matter with or without oral argument. Appeals are not like trials in that appeals are decided on the actual written record before the Court and the application of existing law. There is no set time for the Court of Appeals to issue its written opinion.

DPA’s Dog of the Month – April: Meet Gemmy!

DPA’s Dog of the Month – April: Meet Gemmy!

You: An open-hearted, patient dog-lover who has time for doggie parks, defines yourself as a morning person and seeks true companionship.  Her: A loyal, curious, gentle and social canine topped off with a fun, quirky sense of style looking for a forever home.

Leadership Spotlight: Danica, DPA’s Assistant Foster Director

Leadership Spotlight: Danica, DPA’s Assistant Foster Director

A lot of what goes into rescue happens behind the scenes, and the time and dedication that our foster team puts in does not go unnoticed! This month’s leadership spotlight honoree is Danica Butler, DPA’s Canine Assistant Foster Director. Danica works hand-in-hand with the families that foster dogs with our organization, making sure they have a strong support system and resources when needed.

Honor for Hero’s Heart

Honor for Hero’s Heart

If you cross paths with a heartworm poster at a vet’s office you’ll know that you would do anything to avoid this pain for your pet. A heartworm is a roundworm that can grow to be twelve inches long that lives in your pet’s heart and can cause fatal side effects, even after they are removed. Heartworms are spread through a mosquito bite and if left untreated the heartworms can accumulate into the hundreds inside a pet’s body. Every state in the US has mosquitoes therefore every pet is at risk.

DPA’s Pawsome Person: March Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawsome Person: March Volunteer Spotlight

Amy is quickly approaching her 1 year anniversary with DPA and in her time has made a huge impact on the Medical Team! She has been a consistent and reliable driving force in ensuring our animals are seen by vets in a timely manner and receive the specific medical care they need. Amy is an Appointment Authorization Admin for our Medical Team and we could not be more thankful for her fast turn around time, friendly and professional demeanor, and thirst for knowledge and understanding of both the inner-workings of DPA and veterinary procedures. Amy has become a key Medical Team volunteer and is someone both the Medical Coordinators and the fosters have learned they can depend on to get approval forms regularly completed in a timely manner. With roughly 300 animals in foster care at any given time, this is no easy task, but Amy never fails to get the job done! DPA and our fosters are so lucky to have Amy here to help with getting the animals feeling healthy and adoption ready as quickly as possible.

DPA’s Pawsome Person: March Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawsome Person: March Foster Spotlight

When Danielle began fostering with us a little under a year ago, she dove ​in head first. Her first foster, Will, became a DPA favorite largely because of the amount of time and effort Danielle put into making him the best pup for his FURever. Danielle keeps up to date with marketing material – she doesn’t shy away from dressing up her fosters for holiday promos, uses her own network to spread the word about her fosters, and even created an instagram for them!

Donate

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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