DPA’s Pawsome People: December 2020 Volunteer Spotlight

“Jenny has been an amazing and pawsome addition to our team. She readily jumped into DPA from an adopter to a foster and then eventually landed on the medical team. 

As a medical team volunteer, Jenny has quickly integrated herself into all sections of our team so that she is ready to tackle anything we throw at her. She is ready to take on challenges, help her fellow fosters with a medical issue with the responsiveness that the issue requires, fill a need from her stock of prevention supplies or her ever-growing pile of DPA foster supplies that she houses for us! She observes the team as it functions and is quick to point out other volunteers who might be ready for a more challenging role. 

Jenny has a huge heart and is so dedicated to DPA. I can’t wait to see how she helps transform the medical team into the powerhouse of lifesaving volunteers that we intend to be!” -Jessica D., DPA’s Medical Director

As a volunteer on the medical and foster team, Jenny is a well rounded volunteer and a valuable member of DPA. Read more about her below: 

What does your role within DPA involve? What do you oversee within the organization?

I’m a dog foster momma, and also work on the medical team with vet authorization and medical case management. Additionally, I run a foster pharmacy and am the Donated Goods Coordinator.

What is your professional background?

I’m a Registered Nurse and the majority of my experience is in pediatrics. I currently work as a school nurse at an elementary school in Dallas ISD. Additionally, I just finished my master’s degree in Nursing Administration.

How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA?

I got involved after adopting Ruby this past January. I wanted to give back to the organization that saved her!

How long have you been involved with the organization?

I think I started volunteering in March, so about 9 months. I started fostering in April and just sent off foster dog #8 for the year.

What drives you to dedicate your time to DPA?

I think DPA is a well run organization and makes a tremendous impact on the community. I came across quite a few rescues whenever I was looking to adopt, DPA is one that stood out the most.

On average, how many hours per week do you volunteer?

I wear many hats, maybe 10ish?

What are you most passionate about at DPA?

I want to see Dallas become a no-kill city, I think we all have to do our part to make that happen. DPA has definitely stepped up to save them all, that’s what I’m the most passionate about! I like to tag the older or medically needy ones, I know they are less likely to make it out of the shelter. Tagging them gives them an opportunity to live a fulfilling life, and that’s what I love to see!

Give us a fun fact about you!

Ruby & I were just featured on the TV show, To The Rescue. You can see her episode online at totherescuetv.com!

Be Pawsome like Jenny. Apply to be a Dallas Pets Alive! volunteer today!

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