Positive Alternatives To Shelter Surrender (PASS)

Keeping Pets In Their Homes

The Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) Program is the only program of its kind in North Texas. Dallas Pets Alive has made it a top priority to proactively work with the community to help keep pets in their homes and out of local shelters. Through amazing collaborations with many local organizations, PASS volunteers work hand in hand with pet owners to find the necessary, and sometimes life saving resources to help families stay together.


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Dogs Matter

Dogs Matter is the only nonprofit organization providing free, temporary foster care placement and supportive services specifically for dogs of addicts and alcoholics seeking substance abuse treatment and transitioning into recovery.

New Digs

Through our innovative program, New Digs, we offer people who can no longer keep their pets the resources to responsibly find new loving homes. New Digs helps to keep pets out of shelters and gives prospective adopters the opportunity to learn about pets directly from their owners who know them best!

Social Services Professionals

We are always thrilled to be able to collaborate and partner with social services organizations so that you are able to focus on your clients' needs while we focus on their pets' needs. If your organization would like to learn more about the PASS program and how we can actively work together, reach out to us through the button below.
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animals prevented from being surrendered to local shelters since 2016.
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PASS Impact Stats

The people that seek out our PASS program are most in need of vet care, temporary boarding, pet deposits, and behavioral training. We know that especially during times of crisis, pets are often the only source of comfort for their owners. We want to do everything we can to make sure these animals receive the care they need, which in turn provides support for the people who care for them. 

Help Keep Pets and Families Together

PASS encompasses more than meets the eye. Social issues are always at the forefront of the various crises pet owners are presented with, whether those issues are financial, personal, or medically induced. Your support can change the outcome of a terrible situation into hope. Learn more about the different ways you can help keep pets in their homes and out of the shelter, and give in the way that feels best to you.

Give Hope: Help Keep Pets with Their Families!

Your donation could mean the difference between a pet staying with their family or facing the uncertainty of a shelter. Be the reason a pet and its owner get to say, "together, we can get through anything." Support PASS today—because a little help goes a long way in keeping families whole.

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