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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Shelly Sullivan President

Since she was a little girl, Shelly has always been an animal lover. Her parents were never surprised when she brought home stray animals. Shelly started in dog rescue in OK in 1998. She started fostering for H4P in 2013 and joined the board in 2015 as vice president. In 2017, Shelly and Roni switched roles and she became president. Shelly also services as the adoption coordinator, her first role with H4P, since 2014.

Shelly has 5 personal dogs, 4 of which are H4P “foster fails”. Shelly enjoys fostering all types and sizes of dogs. Since her pack have all been fosters, they are great at helping to transition new fosters back into a home life. Shelly also enjoys helping out with the cat program by tending to the cat room and playing with the foster kittens and cats.

Shelly has her Master’s in Business Administration (1999) and Bachelors of Business Administration (1995) from the University of Central Oklahoma. Shelly is the director of PreQualfication for SureTec Information Systems where she has worked since 2005. She has two grown children and enjoys volunteering with her church, attending sporting events and spending time with her family.