DPA’s Pawsome People: January 2023 Volunteer Spotlight

The Pawsome Person Program recognizes some of the amazing volunteers & fosters who support our organization and companion animals in North Texas. 

“Nace was our boots on the ground in DAS’s 150for150. He made himself available to meet with DPA fosters to help them find the perfect foster pup, despite the chaos at the shelter. We were able to tag 6 dogs this weekend, and that is because of him! He has done an amazing job of continuing to strengthen our relationship with DAS, and is a great representation of DPA. I have heard it from many other organizations that they wish they had Nace volunteering for them!”

Sarah M., DPA’s VP of Animal Operations 

DPA! PAWSOME PEOPLE: Nace G. is DPA! PAWSOME PERSON! Nace’s relentless work to support companion animals in North Texas makes him our Pawsome Person. We’re proud to have him on our team! Read more about his work here:

What is your current role?

Rescue Assistant Director

How did you get involved with volunteering at DPA?

I was looking for a way to continue to help after our last foster fail put us at our landlord’s pet limit.

What are you most passionate about at DPA?

Spending time in the shelter evaluating dogs to network to our fosters.  Pro tip: If you’re looking for a dog to easily integrate with your resident dogs, pick a playgroup helper dog.  If you’re looking for one of those heart warming fosters, pick a timid or medical doggo.

What are some words of wisdom to new DPA Volunteers?

It’s important to maintain a balance between rescue work and your personal life.  You will experience a full range of emotions and sometimes your experiences will run you through each emotion in a single day.  Maintaining hobbies and your personal life will provide you a temporary escape to help you recharge your batteries and mentally reset.  Secondly, learn how to take your own advice. Lol!

Give us a fun fact about you!

I was a roadie and concert stagehand for a few years on arena shows, WWF, arena football and a couple of half-time shows.

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