DPA’s Pawsome People: September 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawsome People: September 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

“Laura A. started on the medical team as a medical coordinator about a year ago and eventually became one of our vet approval admins. She has quickly grown to one of the most dependable volunteers we have. She has managed some of our more complex medical cases as a medical coordinator and is great at making sure all of the little details are addressed. She is always willing to lend a hand, whether it be jumping in to answer an email from a foster, or approving a last minute appointment for illness. She seems to be available at exactly the times that others aren’t, and that is incredibly helpful for our fosters and our vet partners. She has also fostered with DPA. When she can’t foster full time, she has taken on temps and taken RAD dogs for weekend event exposure. Rescue can be frustrating, especially when dealing with the medical side. Laura has a knack for taking everything as it comes and not letting it discourage her. I can’t thank her enough for her contributions this far. I am so glad to have her on the team and can’t wait to see what else we can accomplish as we grow.” -Jessica D., DPA’s Medical Director Laura’s dedication as a volunteer does not go unnoticed and she is valued in our community. Read more about her below: What is your current role?  I am a medical coordinator, vet appointment authorization admin, foster pharmacy, and RAD program volunteer. I have fostered dogs in the past, but recently have been helping out with temporary fostering and the RAD (rent-a-dog) program. How did you get involved...
DPA’s Pawsome People: August 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

DPA’s Pawsome People: August 2019 Volunteer Spotlight

“Kyle went above and beyond for DPA! this year leading and coordinating one of our largest events, QuakeCon. Kyle TRIPLED our revenue from this event this year! Kyle’s love for DPA! and gaming can be seen in the growth of this event over the years. He worked hard to develop relationships with the companies that put on QC, which lead to the huge turn out of donations this year. Because of Kyle’s dedication we have a very special partnership with two huge companies and we gained exposure to millions of animal lovers. Thank you Kyle for all that you do for DPA! and the animals we serve!” -Leslie Sans, DPA!’s Executive Director Kyle’s dedication as a volunteer does not go unnoticed and he is valued in our community. Read more about him below: What is your current role? I’m a volunteer for adoption and fundraising events, as well as helping out the marketing team. I plan and coordinate events such as QuakeCon, Taps & Caps and other local events outside of our primary monthly adoption events. I also help out the marketing team by looking over the Dallas Pets Alive website analytics and help manage our non-profit Google Ads Grant account. How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA? My wife and I were at Community Beer Company almost 5 years ago and DPA! was there having an adoption event. We signed up on the volunteer sheet and volunteered at our first event a few weeks after. We got more involved in marketing roles, since our day jobs both were in marketing. As time went on, we got...
DPA’s Pawsome People: August 2019 Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawsome People: August 2019 Foster Spotlight

“Andrea is one of those magical humans whose heart is bigger than Texas. She takes on the most vulnerable population of dogs in any shelter—litters of puppies. Everyone likes puppies…it’s common for people to request just the cute, super adoptable puppies without a thought for mom. Leaving a mama behind would never cross her mind, she always takes mama. She makes sure mama is a pampered, pretty princess during her stay with the Nida family and wants for nothing.  Her passion for these families is tangible and contagious! While most of us don’t even know our neighbors, Andrea rallies her neighborhood into action with help coming in the form of supply donations, puppy cuddles and even taking the family for daily walks!  It doesn’t stop with just dogs. Recently when one of our foster humans ended up in the hospital, Andrea was instrumental in finding an emergency foster for one very special DPA kitty! She spreads her wealth of puppy parenting (and mama spoiling) knowledge freely with other fosters. So if after reading this you want to be as cool as Andrea is…just ask her how!” -Danica B, DPA!’s Foster Director It is clear that Andrea has everything it takes and more as a foster. Read more about her below: How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? After fostering with a local shelter, I was hooked. My heart was extremely happy and my soul had a greater purpose that I have never experienced before. The only piece missing for me was a desire to have more involvement in finding the perfect forever home for our fosters.  ...
August 2019 Cat of the Month: Meet MINA!

August 2019 Cat of the Month: Meet MINA!

She’s a diminutive kitty, wears a tuxedo and has fur as soft as silk. She’s frequently found on the highest perch of the cat tower and has a fondness for being scratched under her chin. Meet Mina!   This month’s featured cat was found in a feral cat colony by Dallas Animal Services and found a home with a DPA! foster family where she has proven to be a little charmer. She’s a bit on the shy side, but warms up quickly and will even sit on your lap or sleep on your chest occasionally. This little cat is a wonderful feline companion who likes to be in the same room with you, even if she doesn’t sit next to you all the time.  We think Mina would do best in a quieter home with other cats. (Dogs will be tolerated if they don’t like to chase cats.) Mina needs a patient and gentle home that will understand she doesn’t like to be held all the time, but still has plenty of love to give.  Could you be the right fit for this special little cat? Mina is 50% off through August. Apply to adopt Mina here or...
August 2019 Dog of the Month: Lolli-Pop!

August 2019 Dog of the Month: Lolli-Pop!

This month’s featured dog would be happy to ride in your car or take a short walk with you.  She’s a well-behaved girl who is described as being affectionate and good-mannered and she’s also as sweet as her name. Meet Lolli-Pop!   Lolli is a female Pit Bull Terrrier/Mixed Breed with a tan coat and a winsome smile who is mature in nature, smart and mellow with people.  She has a low-to-moderate activity level and bonds well with people. She would be a faithful companion to a fortunate family. We think this special pup would do well in a home with a good-sized, fenced-in yard so she could explore and get some outdoor exercise. She is also housebroken and crate-trained. Is Lolli be the right companion for you? Lolli-Pop is 50% off through August. Apply to adopt Lolli here or...
DPA’s Pawsome People: July 2019 Foster Spotlight

DPA’s Pawsome People: July 2019 Foster Spotlight

“Sarah V. has been fostering Laverne and Shirley for seven months now. These two are super special because they are very bonded and live for each other. Not only is Sarah committed to keeping them through adoption to find them the perfect home, she’s committed to keeping them together, even if that might take longer. Laverne has had extensive orthopedic surgery on one leg, which has had its challenges due to infections and slow healing. After multiple visits, it was determined that she needed a specialist’s help. The specialist requested that the rescue buy a PEMF unit to help promote healing and speed up her recovery.  Before DPA could even try to purchase the much needed device, Sarah made the decision to purchase it on her own so that we didn’t need to divert the cost from another animal in need, or from Laverne’s next surgery.  Sarah give so much of herself on a daily basis as a foster, but also selflessly acted on behalf of our rescue and saved another life in the process. For those reasons, she is a pawsome person.” -Jessica D., DPA!’s Medical Coordinator It is clear that Sarah embodies everything it takes and more as a foster. Read more about her below: How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA? Shortly after moving to Dallas, I wandered into Community Beer Company, unknowingly during a DPA event, immediately fell in love with every dog there & needed more pups in my life….of course I mean, I wanted to support DPA’s mission. 🙂 Tell us about a few of your fosters. I’ve been fortunate to...