June Cat Adoption Special

Dallas Pets Alive! received an overstock of kittens this Spring, and we’re bursting at the seams. We need to clear out our inventory of existing cats to make way for the new models, who are quite literally climbing the walls! 50% Adoption Fees on Certified Pre-Owned Cats! If you’re in the market for a cat, now is the time to adopt! We have a wide selection of late model, gently used cats, and now is the best time to get the cat you want for less than you’d expect! You can shop around at other rescues, but we know our selection and quality can’t be beat! And this amazing deal—half off adoption fees for top quality cats eager to find their new owner—is not too good to be true! 3 Reasons to Adopt a DPA Certified Pre-Owned Cat 1. They’ve had a thorough multi-point inspection Our factory-certified technicians (aka our veterinary partners) have performed all manufacturer recommended service on each of these low-mileage beauties to ensure you adopt a kitty in outstanding condition! Each cat is vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped (so your neighbors can’t try to claim your new kitty as their own). 2. They’re loaded with best in class features. While DPA’s Certified Pre-Owned Cats don’t have bluetooth capability, they come equipped with four-paw drive (great for climbing scratching posts), self-cleaning functionality and lap-warming technology for those chilly nights. 3. They are low maintenance but offer high value. All DPA’s Certified Pre-Owned Cats will provide years of companionship, entertainment and comfort. All you need to provide is love, shelter, food and regular oil changes (aka vet visits). Here’s the Deal...
It’s Raining Cats & Dogs! April Adoption Special

It’s Raining Cats & Dogs! April Adoption Special

We all know the old adage “April Showers bring May Flowers”. Well this spring it’s raining cats and dogs at DPA! We’re offering 50% off select dogs’ and cats’ adoption fees now through the end of the month in the hopes that this April shower will help us find these pups and kitties the forever homes they deserve. Check out our list of adoptable cats and dogs below and apply to adopt today! Promotion ends April 30* DOGS Jillian Otis Princess Peach Molly Louise Felix Freckles Gem Shiner Gerry Arrow Phantom Blaise Gemmy Rainey Josafina Tito Judy Gryffin Phoebe Josie Breezy Willa Clover Lilia Tina Kingston Tobey Harrison Ford Odie Spears CATS Rosie Indy Sharky Betty Veronica Vincent Rafiki Mina *All applications must be received between 12:00am 4/16/18 and 11:59pm 4/30/18 to qualify. Applications are subject to standard Dallas Pets Alive vetting and background...
New Product Review: Open Nature Grain-Free Pet Food

New Product Review: Open Nature Grain-Free Pet Food

As part of a partnership between Dallas Pets Alive and our friends at Market Street, several of our fosters and alumni got to sample a new grain-free pet food brand called Open Nature. We got to sample both wet and dry dog and cat food, with flavors ranging from Chicken and Brown Rice dry dog food to chicken and whitefish wet cat food. Every pet we fed this stuff LOVED it—some of them even did a little dance for it! To learn more about the food, read more features and Q&A from our foster families below. Did your foster pet seem to like the Open Nature Pet Food he or she sampled? Yes, Truman loves it! He practically inhales it…he eats it so fast and doesn’t stop until it is gone, and then begs for more! Both dogs loved it! Gronk gobbled it right up and Shiner does a food dance when she was about to be fed. Lester loves it! He enjoys both the dry and wet food. He meows every time I open a can or bag. Will definitely appeared to like it, ran straight to his crate where I fed him each time. Shiner Eating Open Nature on Vimeo. After reading the features and benefits of Open Nature pet food, what do you think is the most important feature? I like that the food is grain-free and meat is the main ingredient. The quality of nutrition and not those bad fillers that other brands use. I think meat being the first ingredient and having no corn is the most important feature. What I really liked is...
Ruff Valentine’s Day? Adopt from DPA!

Ruff Valentine’s Day? Adopt from DPA!

By Natalie Jacaman  Dating can be rough. You first have to find a person that has shared interests with you. Then, you have to choose which interest to explore on a date, i.e., food, movies, museums, workouts, etc. Once you’ve selected one thing to move forward with for approximately 2-3 hours, then you have to think about discussion topics! What if you don’t agree with most of what the other person is saying? At that point it would be nice to leave and “go fetch” the safe, warm comforts of your home. Why do we put ourselves through all of this when you already have a readily available date waiting for you when you walk through your door? This individual loves what you love, is always up for a spontaneous adventure, and is excited to be with you all of the time, no matter what you are wearing. This ideal match is known as – your dog! Your dog is the perfect date any time – especially on Valentine’s Day! There are several advantages to dating your dog and the first one is that you already know that they don’t have any other secret valentines – they’re always devoted to you! The second advantage is that you can plan your ideal date and they will be right there beside you, wagging their tale in excitement just because they’re there with you. Thirdly, and most importantly, they won’t judge you for indulging in a “treat” at the end of the date – just as long as they get one, too. Dogs only want you to have a good time, and...
Valentine’s Day Adoption Special February 10-14, 2018

Valentine’s Day Adoption Special February 10-14, 2018

February is the month of love, and this month we’re offering an adoption promo for 28 of our very special fosters. That’s 14 dogs and 14 cats – adopt them now through Valentine’s Day for just $14. Learn more about each dog and cat via their profiles (links below). All applications are subject to standard Dallas Pets Alive vetting and must be received by 11:59 PM CT on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. DOGS: Jillian  Otis Princess Peach Molly Felix Freckles Jordan Dear Jesse Koko Hank Louise Honey Basie Shiner Paloma CATS: Rosie Annie Herbert Bertha Indy Alice Sharky Dru Hill Whiskey Jules Lester Simba Rafiki Cleopatra & Nefertiti ...
Happy Pawlidays from DPA Executive Director

Happy Pawlidays from DPA Executive Director

Happy Pawlidays! Dallas Pets Alive has seen such wonderful growth this year – we launched our very own Adoption Center campaign and witnessed countless joyful stories of rescue and adoption. Our hearts are full this holiday season knowing that over 800 families have new furry family members, and over 1200 animals were saved because of our life saving volunteers, donors, adopters and fosters just like you. One of our favorite stories this year is of a beautiful Great Pyr, Shelby. Shelby came into DAS through our Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender program. We learned from her owners that they wanted to drop her off at the shelter and request euthanasia indicating she may have been hit with a rock and unable to care or afford medical treatment. Our PASS volunteers were able to jump in and give her some extra time to find a foster – we knew she just needed some extra TLC. A wonderful foster stepped up and provided that extra TLC she needed through heart-worm treatment and healing her eye. She has found her forever home already and is one of the best transformation stories of 2017. Shelby is a shining example of our PASS program and foster program working hand in hand to save lives.   Our rescue and adoption numbers continue to increase every year, however 2017 was particularly successful. Our goal was to rescue 750 animals this year, but because of your help we have saved over 1200 animals! It takes a substantial amount of funding to medically treat animals like Shelby. Already this year we have spent almost $300,000 on medical expenses...