Leslie Sans

Executive Director

Leslie Sans

Leslie Sans turned vision into reality by successfully starting Dallas Pets Alive in 2012. With almost nine years of animal rescue experience, she is dedicated to saving lives and ensuring that Dallas becomes a nokill city. Leslie found her passion for animal rescue and the nokill movement in 2010 and began serving as a volunteer with Austin Pets Alive. Through her leadership, Dallas Pets Alive has saved more than 4,000 lives and implemented innovative programming, and has received national and international marketing awards. Her professional experience also includes serving as the director of the Suder Foundation, presenting and facilitating leadership training for diverse audiences, as well as international leadership program development. Leslie holds a Master of Education degree in higher education and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas AampM University. She is the proud mom of two beautiful daughters, Sloan and Gwyneth, and two fur babies, Zoey and Lulu.