If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
The Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
Save lives today with a gift that will go straight to work protecting and caring for animals throughout North Texas.
Volunteer and make every day special for the animals in our shelters. Give your time and heart based on your schedule and interests.
Welcome to our newest segment- Foster Hero Stories. Here we will celebrate our incredible foster parents by featuring two of their stories each week. We are so thankful for their hard work and dedication- it deserves recognition!
Emily was fostering for another shelter for five years before becoming an SPCA of Texas Foster Hero. Currently, she is eight years into her fostering adventure, throughout which time she has fostered kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs.
By nights, I am a Labor & Delivery nurse. When I’m not at work, I love to spend time with my family and niece. I also love to garden and do all things crafty!
Something that helped me was adopting out a foster to a friend that I went to visit a few months later, the previous foster treated me like a stranger & their owners as their people, and that’s when it really sank in all fosters need is for me to be a stepping stone in their journey to their forever family.
Don’t be afraid to educate people about what rescue and fostering is all about! You will be shocked about how many people are simply uneducated, misinformed or think they could never be a foster but with a little encouragement give it a try and YOU just helped save yet another life!
Philip is a medical student who enjoys soccer and yoga in his free time. Philip grew up with sheep, horses, cats, and goats- however, he didn’t have any pets until he started fostering. He began fostering with us as an Adoption Ambassador a year ago, before taking on fospice pup Athena.
After moving to Dallas from D.C. in 2018, I wanted to find a way to connect with my new home, and I found the SPCA of Texas! I already had experience fostering in D.C., and after seeing the passion and investment that the SPCA of Texas has put into its mission, I knew that I wanted to join the crew!
Fostering brings a lot of joy to my life! Helping dogs find their forever home feels incredibly rewarding, and along the way I get to see a friendly furry face become a little more comfortable each day.
Connect to the SPCA of Texas foster community, and don’t be afraid to ask staff and the group for help. You’re not alone!
All the doggone news? Cute cat pictures? Ways you can get involved? You bet.
Share your email with us and we’ll fetch the latest for you.