DPA’s Pawesome Person: August Foster Spotlight

Amy is a huge advocate of the families that usually get overlooked. The shelter is always full of moms and puppies, but we can count on the Fisher family to open up their home to a mom and her 7,8, or 9 puppies! In her house they are safe to grow, play and recover.

Amy specifically has a heart for the large breed dogs that are harder to place in foster/adoptive homes. Through weaning, potty training and vaccine timelines, Amy loves these babies like her own and we are so thankful for the time and love she puts into each and every one of them!
Stefanie Steiner, Foster Director for Dallas Pets Alive!

This is why Amy Fisher is one of Dallas Pet’s Alive’s PAWesome People!

How did you get involved with Fostering with DPA?

I got in a skiing accident with my youngest son and had to have my ACL repaired over the following summer. With a summer of surgery and physical therapy, I decided we needed a project to do at home to utilize the time. I applied with two other groups and DPA was the only fostering group that called me back! I was so excited to get that call!

Tell us about a few of your fosters.

They each have piece of our heart. We had our Beatles babies as our 1st litter. We wanted to keep them all (8 + mom) but that is not practical so we learned we had to let them go to fully love them. That was a tough lesson! Rocky, one of our Beatles pups, got a new little brother from our X&O litter. That was super exciting. So many stories, so many litters and LOTS of loves.

What is your favorite animal adoption story?

Soulja was one that touched our heart. He was a last minute plea because he had a huge hole in his head and DAS couldn’t give him all the medical attention he needed. He eventually got adopted by someone who had previously passed on one of our blue pittie pups, and we learned that sometimes you learn the reasons for the things that happen much later. Soulja, aka Ralphie the Rescue, now has a big brother DPA alum Captain Jack who had needed extra TLC from his new parents, which was why they had previously passed on the blue pittie pup. Ralphie and Captain Jack now have great parents who love them lots!

What do you love most about fostering with Dallas Pets Alive?

I absolutely love how well DPA markets all their animals and keeps everyone so well informed. We really do stick together and form a nice support group. I was so happy to find out that our new Fort Worth neighbor knew a member of DPA by name! We all advocate for our group and the animals because it is a labor of love.

Give us a fun fact about you!

Our animal rescue is a family thing that we all do. We couldn’t save as many lives as we have without the help of my husband and two boys.

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