A couple weeks ago, Dallas Pets Alive! along with 10 local non-profit organizations and our corporate sponsor, CUDDLY, collaborated with a goal of distributing 30,000 pounds of pet food, supplies and other services to those in need. CUDDLY’s inaugural community event, Dallas Pets Are Family, brought together local organizations for a day of lifesaving impact. The event, held June 4th, not only met, but exceeded our goals, and plans are already underway for the next event – much to the relief and excitement of clients and community members.

  • 311 dogs and their families served
  • 202 cats and their families served
  • 354 vaccines and 91 microchips given
  • 100 spay/neuter vouchers given
  • 42,000 pounds of pet food distributed
  • $20,700 product donations
  • 788 items donated by the public
  • 59 generous donors plus 1 corporate giver
  • Participants from 11 organizations

I’m also proud to share that because of you, in just a few months,

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Neighborhood org Dallas Pets Alive! helps dogs find foster and forever families



Five months ago, Shelby Sue was a scrawny, starving mutt lying in an alleyway. She’d contracted heart worms and been hit by a car, leaving her with huge scabs and scars all over her body, and leaving her without the energy to walk. It was in the alley that Dallas Animal Services found her. 

With the shelter’s space often hitting critical status since the beginning of COVID, Dallas Pets Alive! Founder and Executive Director Leslie Sans picked up the dog herself to foster until she could find a permanent home. Now, Shelby Sue is 40 pounds heavier and happily looking for her forever family. 

“We had to try everything to give her that second chance because no animal should die in that state,” Sans says. “And that’s DPA. We save the ones that are on their very last notes and their last chance, and Shelby Sue is a shining example

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