There are several factors that contribute to making Dallas a no-kill city, and at Dallas Pets Alive! we are dedicated to embracing them all to help achieve our goal

When many people think of animal rescue they have the idea of volunteers pulling dogs out of shelters, rehabilitating them with fosters and adopting them into their forever homes. And they’re not wrong. Fostering and adoption are a huge part of rescue, but we’re taking it one step further and transporting animals from our community to places where there is a shortage of adoptable cats and dogs. Yes, you read that right. There are actually places in the U.S. and Canada where there aren’t enough adoptable animals to go around! Shocking, right? That’s why we value the relationships we have with our transport partners.

In the next few weeks we are sending 2 cats Kitsap Humane Society, 3 dogs and 6 cats to Seattle Humane Society, 3 dogs to the German Shepherd Rescue of New York, and 3 dogs to Toronto Humane Society. These dogs and cats will have a much higher chance of being adopted quickly in these areas, which helps us open up more foster homes, get more animals out of the shelter, and ultimately enable us to save more lives. This transport will bring us to 67 pets moved from Dallas to new cities this year. Our goal is 300 for 2018!

But we can’t do it alone. Each animal transport can cost $90 on average, which includes vet checks, health certificates and airfare. Meet the dogs and cats going on our next transport. If you can help sponsor one of them on the journey of a lifetime, please donate and leave a comment letting us know you’re giving to their transport with Dallas Pets Alive!


Thank you for your support in our mission of making Dallas a No-Kill city! Watch this short video to learn more about our rescue partner Kitsap Humane Society!