DPA’s Pawesome Person: March Volunteer Spotlight

“Megan is the definition of a multitasker. Outside of her role on Rescue Team as an Evaluator and being both a canine and feline foster parent, Megan has stepped up to the plate wherever needed. Megan was a key part in making DPA’s first ever international transport to Toronto Humane Society possible. She assisted with all the various logistics involved virtually and volunteered to meet at the transport to assist in the send off at 5:00am. Megan is also responsible for helping us save more lives through her efforts on our grant writing team, the more financial assistance she helps us receive, the more lives in Dallas we can save.

Lastly, Megan is currently compiling her photos taken during her Rescue Team efforts to create a photography show on behalf of DPA, DAS and the homeless animals of Dallas in an effort to educate the general public on the reality of our current homeless pet situation. You can RSVP for her show at Faces: Lost & Found of Dallas Photo Exhibit. Megan has proven she leads with the perfect combination of brain and heart. Through her excitement to learn by asking great, important questions and her willingness to jump into action feet first toward big picture goals, she helps make so much of what DPA accomplishes possible,” says Animal Operations Vice President, Jessica Weinstein.

Check out Megan’s interview below:

What is your current role?

I am currently a foster, evaluator for the dogs at DAS, and part of our grants team.

How did you get involved with volunteering at Dallas Pets Alive?

I first saw DPA at Community Beer during one of the adoption events. After talking with some volunteers I learned about a dog named Napa that was staying at a boarding facility. I was not able to foster at the time so I started picking her up and taking her out to events on weekends. Seeing Napa get adopted sealed the deal – I needed to be a part of this amazing group of people.

What are you most passionate about at Dallas Pets Alive?

Working with the dogs at DAS is my absolute favorite thing to do. I love getting to spend a little time with all these lost and lonely dogs and do my best to get them out. The excitement from seeing people tag dogs I’ve gotten to meet or see them at events and the transitions they make, it is the most phenomenal thing I’ve ever done.

What are some words of wisdom to new Dallas Pets Alive Volunteers?

There is LOTS of moving pieces and so many things behind the scenes that need done, all of them are so important. If you volunteer in one area and don’t love it, talk to leadership and I guarantee we have a position we need help with – that you will love doing.

Give us a fun fact  about you!

I had only owned 4 dogs in my entire life before DPA. At some point I had 6 dogs in a studio apartment at once, a momma and her 2 pups as fosters – totally worth it.

Be like Megan and help us save more lives! Fill out a volunteer application TODAY!

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