Dylan Capshaw started his own foundation, the Dylan Capshaw Wildlife Foundation, and I suggest you visit his site and learn more about this remarkable young man and the positive change he’s making in the world.

Dylan, who lives in Arizona, decided to help Houston animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. His mom, wanting to help, began reaching out to organizations here and had a few suggestions for him, but Dylan told her “this is my thing” and he found Rescued Pets Movement through one of the board members, Katie. Dylan raised $1000 to help RPM locate, rehabilitate, and transport animals displaced by the Harvey floods.

I had the honor of meeting Dylan and his family today when they visited RPM’s clinic to present the DCWF check. Later, they toured the Houston Pets Alive facility which is housing and vetting animals from Houston and surrounding areas who needed shelter and help after the hurricane.

Like these two below, Titus and Pepper. They belonged to an elderly woman who lost her home during the flooding and had to move into a place where she couldn’t take her animals. Along with eight other area dogs pulled today from HPA, Titus and Pepper are already scheduled to transport to rescues waiting in Colorado to get them into good forever homes.


I’ve met a lot of amazing people who help animals over my four-year association with RPM, and if you want to know why Dylan rocks my world, it’s because he’s ELEVEN YEARS OLD.

Dylan with a little patient at RPM’s clinic.
Dylan hands over his foundation’s check to RPM Executive Director Charles, board members Katie and Timothy, board co-president and founder Cindy, and board member Dana.
Dylan with his supportive and proud family along with board member Timothy, who gave them their tour of the Jack C. Alexander building and a history of RPM.

Thank you, Dylan, not only for the hope you offer animals in need, but for the hope you give the rest of us. You are a light.


4 thoughts on “Hope”

  1. I got very teary reading this. I don’t know if it was from the genuine goodness of Dylan, or that an elderly woman had to part with her companions, I would be devastated. I’m so glad that they will go to a good home, and I hope that gives her some peace.

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