This month’s Leadership Spotlight is the one and only Jessica Weinstein. Jessica is DPA’s Vice President of Animal Operations AKA the “do-er” of all, the backbone of DPA!’s Animal Operations, and an inspiration to all of us who work with her. Jessica’s spotlight this month is best highlighted from those who directly work with her. We can all learn something from Jessica–whether it is how to be the light in rescue work, how to go all in and not look back, and ultimately how to never give up.
“Emily has been a foster and volunteer with DPA since even before my time. She is a whiz when it comes to numbers and spent a few years managing DPA’s accounting before making the switch over to the foster team. This is where I have gotten the chance to really know Emily and learn that her heart is just as large as her brain. She goes above and beyond as a foster representative to make sure our fosters are feeling supported. She has even given up a free Saturday to take her foster’s animals to adoption events when they couldn’t make it–a couple of those puppies met their FURever families at that event, too!
This sort of above and beyond mentality is something that comes naturally to Emily who is a repeat foster herself. She is superwoman who has done it all! Bully breeds? Absolutely. Medical issues? Not a problem. Pregnant mom and nursing puppies? Bring it on!Emily brings so much value to our team and we are SO fortunate to have her!” -Steiner Steiner, DPA!’s Foster Director
A strong, lean, friendly hiker and cuddler who loves people and other dogs … meet Mollie! A young, female, black-and-white Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd/Border Collie mix with speckled paws, dark eyes and floppy ears, this big girl is ready for a forever home of her own! Mollie is a high-energy pup and is accepting of […]
An affectionate jumper who curls his toes while he sleeps and makes friends easily … meet Sylvester! Our March cat of the month is a cute Tuxedo who brings the warm and breezy feeling of spring to his every interaction with people and animals, alike! This kitty is an attractive male Domestic Shorthair mix with […]
“Stacey has been volunteering with DPA for almost 5 years now and I cannot stress enough the impact she has been able to make for our animals and our adopters. She has dedicated her spare time to ensuring our adoption policies and processes are in line with industry standards while providing excellent customer service to […]
Blog by Allison Brandon, DPA Medical Director Much of what we do in rescue is exhilarating. Our work is meaningful, and we see the difference we make in countless lives every single day. But rescue work can also be heartbreaking and downright ugly. We choose to see the good in all things. Always allowing the good […]
“Jackie has been a solid and continuous foster with DPA for years now. Her ramp up period was quick and she has not slowed down since. I can’t remember the last time that Jackie did not have at least one DPA foster animal in her home – you would never know though since she treats each foster like her own. She does not shy away from any medical or behavioral cases and has a strong love for the power breeds that are usually overlooked in the shelter . . .”
“I have been working with Courtney on the Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) team for almost a year. She volunteers at Dallas Animal Shelter (DAS), working to prevent shelter surrenders. She is always reliable, volunteers regularly, and has such a positive outlook on an often challenging volunteer role. . . “
This sweet little cat can talk up a storm, keep you entertained with her playful antics and curl up on your lap to give you loads of affection. Meet Olive! A spritely, young black and brown Tortoiseshell/Mixed, Olive is full of life and looking for her forever home.
Hola! If you want to start the year off right, start with this southern charmer! Whether she’s sporting a simple collar, a flower tiara or a red feather boa, she’s bound to make you smile. Meet Judy! A young, female black-and-white Pit Bull Terrier, our January 2019 Dog of the Month is a calm and steady dog with a lot of love to give.
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