DPA Cat of the Month – November: Meet PRINCESS GRACE

DPA Cat of the Month – November: Meet PRINCESS GRACE

She rules over her kingdom with gentle purring, head bumps and snuggling.  Meet Princess Grace! This royal kitty is a female Domestic Short Hair/Mixed with Silver Tabby markings and pretty light green eyes who had a rough start in life but is looking for her own forever home.     Her castle is filled with toy mice, mylar balls, a catnip banana, a red laser pointer and loyal subjects who scratch her head and ears and play sheet monsters.  When she isn’t napping in sunbeams, she is following you around the house, bringing you one of her toys or playing fetch. Ah, life as a princess!   Princess Grace is box-trained, gets along with other cats and loves people.  A blue cat cube is her favorite personal castle and will go with her to her new forever home.  Can you make this special monarch a part of your own kingdom? If you think she might make your world a royal experience, apply to adopt her today! Through the end of the month her adoption fee is 50% off! ...
DPA Dog of the Month – November: Meet KHAL DOGGO

DPA Dog of the Month – November: Meet KHAL DOGGO

Hike-taking, people-loving, treat-eating, hard-working, tail-wagging fun!  That’s what you will be getting if you end up being the fortunate person to adopt this month’s dog-of-the-month, Khal Doggo.  Khal Doggo , “Khal” to his friends, has a brown and white coat and a pair of caramel-colored eyes who makes friends easily and is looking for his forever home.   Khal is a dog who’s on a journey, any kind of journey actually, because he absolutely loves to take walks and hikes with his people.  If you are looking for a great companion for the trail, this is the dog. Khal’s foster says that this pup is also a smart, quick-learner who loves to work for you, especially when treats are involved.     Khal would be a great addition to a home with or without other dogs.  He will need some time to adjust to other dogs but will do fine when he gets to know them on a walk or hike.  Bring treats.   Are you looking for a strong, handsome dog to share your trail?  If you need some company, you might consider taking Khal along for all the twists and turns ahead.  Apply to adopt KHAL DOGGO today! Through the end of the month his adoption fee is 50%...
DPA Cat of the Month – September: Meet MINA!

DPA Cat of the Month – September: Meet MINA!

Her full name is Miss Mina Murray, but you needn’t be so formal. Just call her Mina!  She’s a cat’s cat who won’t turn down a chance to play with other felines, has a soft heart for kittens and a whole lotta love to offer her human family, as well.   Mina is a young Domestic Shorthair/Mixed with tuxedo markings and gold eyes.  She was part of a feral colony of cats and was rescued by DPA when she was a small kitten. Because she was too young to be returned to the colony, she was accepted into our foster program.   Mina is a broad-minded feline who enjoys being a part of her peer group and even embraces the companionship of canines of all sizes!  Her ability to make friends wherever she goes has made her a popular playmate who likes to be near humans, too, just not necessarily in their laps.  She will greet you by rubbing against your legs, follows you around the house and will talk to you with a very cute, tiny meow when you get her dinner. The way to Mina’s heart is threefold: socializing with her cat and dog friends, playing with her fishing pole toy (she comes running when she sees you with it in your hand) and eating savory, meat-flavored cat treats.  If you want to be entertained, this could be your cat. Mina would do best with another cat to play with and she needs some patience in order to overcome a bit of shyness and develop some confidence.  We know that she will give back much more than...
A Letter from DPA’s Board of Directors

A Letter from DPA’s Board of Directors

Dear Friends of DPA: Dallas Pets Alive! has grown tremendously over the past 6 years. We have focused on approaching animal rescue through innovative programming, shifting the way our community views animal rescue, and working toward making Dallas a No-Kill city. The Board has focused on growing DPA and establishing our organization as a top-tier animal rescue and outstanding non-profit in Dallas. We are working hard to find the best space possible for our new adoption center, which will elevate and facilitate pet adoption in the DFW area. As we continue growing and enhancing our existing programs, we must ensure our adoptable pets get the exposure they need while also building and sustaining a solid business infrastructure. Because of our progress and goal to be a leading animal welfare non-profit, the Board of Directors is reinforcing its commitment to DPA by creating the first full-time staff position. We are thrilled to announce Leslie Sans will continue her role as Executive Director in a full-time capacity, where she will continue working to build an even stronger Dallas Pets Alive! through increased community awareness, networking and fundraising. Sincerely, Dallas Pets Alive Board of Directors Brittani Lassiter Rory O’Loughlin Cherie Batsel Candice Aaron Amy Baldwin Peter Baldwin Carla Eboli Drew Lassiter Steve Mastor Lindsey Reedy Adam...
A Letter from Leslie: Rusty Update

A Letter from Leslie: Rusty Update

I wanted to take a moment to let our supporters know that Rusty is doing as well as we could possibly expect given the circumstances. Unfortunately, we have not seen any movement within the court system in months, which, I know, can be frustrating. I’m right there with all of you, wondering why we can’t do more to speed up this process, but I’ve learned (with help from our legal team) that patience and remaining positive is the best course of action. Currently, we are waiting for the Court of Appeals to either set the cases for oral argument or submission on the briefs. Rusty’s case is 100 percent in the hands of the court system now and we want to make sure that our supporters understand this. It’s hard to remain patient and although it might be tempting to take action and communicate on Rusty’s behalf to the court or other judicial personnel, doing so would harm our case. If you are wondering how you can help and remain active on his behalf without potentially harming his case, please continue to send donations of large bones and tough chew toys for Rusty to enjoy and keep him entertained while at the shelter. He is getting play time each day and is doing well considering the circumstances. We would also like to encourage you to honor Rusty by adopting or fostering through Dallas Pets Alive, Dallas Animal Services or your local shelter. Although Rusty cannot go home right now, we hope we can get others just like him into a warm, loving foster or forever homes. I would personally like...
July 2018 DPA Leadership Spotlight

July 2018 DPA Leadership Spotlight

Meet Meredith Jones, Dallas Pets Alive!’s Medical Assistant Director! She makes sure all of the pets in our program are getting the medical care they need in order to get healthy, stay healthy and ultimately find their forever homes. It takes a special person with the right blend of compassion, patience and organization to hold down this role, and Meredith is that and so much more. (She’s also a rockstar foster mama!) We’re incredibly thankful for her dedication to our mission. Read more about her below: 1.) What does your role within DPA involve? What do you oversee within the organization? As the Medical Assistant Director, I work closely with the Medical Director to ensure DPA’s foster pets are getting the medical care they need in order to be happy, healthy and adoptable. Some of the specific things I do are train new medical team volunteers, review/file vet records, discuss/approve treatment directly with vet partners, and advise fosters on medical related situations and questions. 2.) What is your professional background? For nearly 4 years, I’ve worked in non-profit fundraising. Just this month I started a new role as the Development Director at The Magdalen House, a no-cost recovery community for alcoholic women.  3.) How long have you been involved with the organization? I started as a foster in March 2015 and joined the medical team a couple months later.  4.) What drives you to dedicate your time to DPA? I wholeheartedly believe in the mission and I am inspired by the lifesaving efforts of this team – It’s an incredible experience to be a part of, addicting even. I...