Dallas Pets Alive has partnered with BestyBnB to further the impact of our Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) program. PASS is the only program of its kind in North Texas, and we’re leading the way as the first organization partnering with BestyBnB in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

BestyBnB is an impact-driven technology platform that connects animal welfare organizations with social services agencies like domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, mental health organizations, and other nonprofits to help secure safe, temporary homes for clients’ pets during times of crisis. To date, BestyBnB has helped its agency partners provide 3,500+ safe nights for owners’ pets in their time of need, with a 100% return-to-owner rate. 

BestyBnB’s mission is to eliminate barriers to life-saving care for people in need:

  • 50% of abuse victims who call an emergency hotline end up refusing the help they need, because they can’t bring their pet(s) with them.
  • Less than 5% of domestic violence shelters can house pets on-site.
  • 70% of the pets left behind when a survivor seeks safety for themselves, are tragically abused or killed in retaliation.
  • 71% of mental health patients declined the life-saving services they needed because they didn’t have anywhere for their pet(s) to go for the duration of their treatment.

70 out of every 100 households own a pet. Pets are family, and no one should have to leave their family behind in times of crisis.

BestyBnB helps domestic violence, mental health, houseless services, and animal welfare agencies secure safe, temporary homes for pets during their owners' time of crisis.

BestyBnB’s mission fits in seamlessly with the efforts of our PASS program, and by joining forces, we’re building an extended network of pet caregivers that enables us to help more families going through challenging situations. This partnership will ensure that the beloved pets within our community have safe, temporary foster homes available and an opportunity to be reunited with their families when the time comes!

How It Works

By joining BestyBnB as a pet caregiver, you can help Dallas Pets Alive with our mission to prevent pets from being surrendered to shelters, and keep them connected with their families during difficult times.

BestyBnB: how the program works.
1. Sign up to become a pet caregiver.
2. Set your own rates (you'll keep 100%!) or donate/discount services to nonprofits like DPA.
3. Complete your BestyBnB profile.
4. Our PASS team will 'book' a stay for pets in need with an available caregiver.
5. When the time comes, pets will be joyfully reunited with their owners!

This partnership allows us to coordinate more safe nights for these pets, providing them a safe haven and ultimately reuniting them with their loved ones. Your commitment and compassion can make all the difference in ensuring these pets find their way home when the time comes.



Yes! As a pet caregiver with BestyBnB, you can either choose to donate your services to animal welfare organizations like DPA! or you can choose to charge a fee, keeping 100% of the rate you set! This rate is covered by your partnering organization; the family in need is never charged for the help they receive.

As a caregiver, you may also choose to set a separate rate to offer pet grooming, daycare, or boarding services to the general public, potentially earning $600 to $3000 per month by charging modest fees. 

Once paired with a pet(s) in need, caregivers may choose to donate food, supplies, and/or vet services for the animals under their care. However, our PASS program resources can cover pet food, supplies, and vet care if you require assistance. (Services offered to the general public are not eligible for PASS-covered resources.) 

All new caregivers will go through a thorough application process through BestyBnB, which includes training materials and a background check.

Existing DPA! fosters interested in signing up through BestyBnB must complete their application process. 

As a BestyBnB caregiver, you will review a pet’s profile to learn about their temperament and any special needs. If the pet is a good fit, you can choose to accept the request! 

Caregivers also have complete control over setting their availability, and the number and type of pets they are able to foster.

Yes! BestyBnB is committed to protecting the identity and location of all caregivers and clients connected to the program through partnering non-profit organizations. All identifying information will remain confidential. 

To keep messaging confidential, all communications are conducted on BestyBnB’s secure platform.

Pick-up and drop-off of the pet(s) under your care will be handled through a liaison affiliated with your partnering organization.

Your profile will only be visible on if you choose to offer your services to the general public.