Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS)

DPA’s Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) program works to help North Texas families keep their pets in their homes and out of the shelters by providing responsible rehoming, medical, training, temporary housing and other resources to residents in need.

PASS’ Head-On Approach To Keeping Pets In Their Homes

The PASS Program partners with local shelters to provide resources to pet owners before they reach the doors of the shelter. In a proactive partnership with Dallas Animal Services (DAS) and Spay Neuter Network (SNN), volunteers connect with pet owners with life saving resources to help pets stay in their homes. The PASS Program also partners with other local shelters to provide valuable resources to help families responsibly rehome their pet prior to surrender and resources to help families stay together.

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The Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) Program, in collaboration with Spay Neuter Network, Doobert, animal shelters of North Texas, the SPCA of Texas, Mazie’s Mission, Best Friends Animal Society, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Pedigree Foundation, TFG Charitable Supply, and The Mavericks Foundation is the only program of its kind in Dallas.

Get help from PASS

Submit a request (for the fastest response) or call 214-444-9372. If calling, please leave a message with your email address, name and phone number. We will do our best to respond within 24-48 hours.

2022 PASS Interactions

In person @ Dallas Animal Services
Virtually via PASS Line

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