“Ah, a woman of many hats, Kristin! Kristin began fostering with us exactly a year ago and originally wanted to start out as just temp fostering to get her feet wet. A week later she jumped in the deep end and began fostering her first DPA! foster, Phoebe! Since then, she has successfully found three […]
“I’m so thankful to have Nace at the helm of our RAD (rent-a-dog) program. Since taking on this new role just over a month ago, Nace has worked his tail off to secure volunteers, build a strong shelter relationship, help identify animals that could use the extra exposure, and even dig up some new event venues. His attention to detail, innovative thinking, and enthusiasm for lifesaving are going to help us reach new heights and I’m thrilled to have him on board.” -Elina D. DPA’s Rescue Director
In our last post you got a taste of who Candice is and a little preview of what being a DPA! Board Member is all about. As Leslie Sans said, DPA!’s Executive Director, Candice has a “passion for the animals that we serve everyday.” Please read on to learn more about Candice.
With a name like this month’s featured cat, we were expecting a lion or at least a reasonable facsimile but this kitty is just a furry friend with a friendly disposition who likes to follow his foster mom around the house and cuddle. Meet Leo! Leo is a male Domestic Shorthair mix with silver tabby […]
Over the next month we will be doing a SPECIAL feature of our Board Member of the Month, Candice A. Throughout the next few weeks stay tuned to learn more about Candice, what it takes to be a board member, and how YOU can help out.
“Laura is one of those amazing volunteers you wish you could clone! She is a steadfast member of the DPA! social media team, someone I can always rely on. Her creativity and passion for animals really comes through on our Instagram channel, which is a key component of our marketing structure. Without her dedication to helping us promote animals in need, DPA! wouldn’t be able to save the lives we do or find the perfect forever families for so many cats, dogs, and other amazing pets.” – Amanda Peterson, DPA! Social Media Manager
“Kevin has dedicated his Sunday’s to DPA for years! As our Rescue Assistant Director Kevin helps lead the Rescue Team by example and goes to Dallas Animal Services almost every single Sunday to evaluate new dogs for our program, perform dog tests, train new Rescue Team volunteers, and basically terrify shy dogs with his giant […]
“I am so excited to recognize PK and Sneha as Fosters of the Month! PK and Sneha joined the DPA foster team last year, and they dove in feet first! PK and Sneha are incredibly passionate and ready to help any dog in need, but they are also knowledgeable and responsible. It can be really […]
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
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
Dallas Pets Alive! is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, EIN 46-2768869