About H4P

Habitat 4 Paws is an animal rescue group in the DFW area whose mission is to rescue and find permanent homes for dogs and cats while caring for them in a volunteer staffed adoption facility and foster program.  Prior to adoption, all rescued dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped and tested for common diseases.

H4P’s goal is to acquire and operate an adoption facility in the Frisco or nearby area and to invite community participation in ways that will benefit rescued animals.

Beyond just sheltering animals, we want to be proactive in other areas that will help keep animals out of municipal shelters.  Paws Pantry animal-food bank collects and distributes dog and cat food to those in need.  H4P will host microchip clinics so that animals will have a permanent ID and can be reunited with their owners.

We also foresee having educational programs, including importance of good animal health, behavior and training.

Habitat 4 Paws is a 501(c) charitable organization, relying on donations and fundraising events for revenue.


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Shannon Kalk Tresurer

Shannon is pictured with her dogs Mya, Peyton and Callie. Callie was rescued as a stray on vacant property. Mya was rescued from a local shelter the morning she was to be euthanized. Peyton was adopted through Habitat 4 Paws after being rescued from a county facility with her mom and sister. All three dogs have completely different personalities but they mesh together quite well!

Shannon fosters and volunteers with Habitat 4 Paws to try to make a difference in the world. Her passion is helping animals that can't speak for themselves.

Shannon graduated in 1999 with a BA in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. She quickly learned that accounting was in her future and started working at one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. While working there, Shannon graduated in 2013 with Masters in Accounting with a Specialty in Taxation. Both degrees were obtained from University of North Texas.