OUR CARE RUNS DEEP
Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to giving at-risk
animals a new start. Since our beginning in 2012, it has been our mission to help Dallas reach
No Kill Status, meaning we're committed to saving all healthy and treatable animals from
WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
DPA does not currently have a shelter facility, meaning we rely entirely on a dedicated team of foster
families to care for pets until they're adopted into a furrever home. We are one of the primary transfer partners
for Dallas Animal Services. We've successfully helped increase their live release rate from 42.7% in 2012 to
73.3% in 2016.
BUT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO
At any given time, DPA has over 300 fosters housing 300+ pets. To capitalize and grow on this successful
network, DPA needs a showroom to allow more access for the public to meet the pets and realize that
adoption is not an option, it is the option. A huge hurdle we face is the assumption that rescue
animals are damaged. Our innovative approach of building a facility out of shipping containers shows
the community that there is beauty in used.
WE'RE GOT BIG PLANS
In 2020, DPA will build its first adoption center, giving pets the chance they need to find a loving home.
This adoption center will be a space for future pet parents to gather and meet our adoptable pets,
allowing us to substantially grow the number of animals we can rescue. By creating this facility, we
will also finally have a centralized area for foster families to bring their animals that will promote
adoption and prevent the need for overnight shelter stays.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- A building that's partially constructed out of 12 shipping containers,
a method that's socially responsible and cost efficient
- A space that's around 3,800 square feet with an 800-square-foot roof deck. It will be able
to house approximately 40 animals per day (which will help us increase our adoption rate
to 1,720 animals per year)
- Digital kennel cards that display each animal's bio and information
- Wellness clinic inside, ideal for checkups and vaccinations
- Large outdoor play area for animals and potential adopters to socialize
- Outdoor rooftop space with turf, ideal for meetings or dog training sessions
- Special catified-containers
YOU CAN HELP BUILD A BETTER WAY
We're so excited to construct this incredible adoption center, but we can't do it without you! Help us
reach our fundraising goal of $1 million.