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San Antonio Humane Society in San Antonio, Texas is a non-profit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. They’re one of the largest dog and cat adoption organizations in San Antonio, helping to decrease the community’s chronic pet overpopulation problem. They also inform and educate the public on the importance of responsible pet ownership through several programs:
San Antonio Humane Society medically treats and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year. The dogs and cats in their care have been abused, injured, surrendered by their owners, or found as strays. As a no-kill organization, every treatable pet in their care stays until they find a home or necessary placement with another no-kill organization.
No pet at the shelter is ever euthanized to create space.
Considering adoption from San Antonio Humane Society? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
San Antonio Humane Society’s adoption process is straightforward:
Adoption fees at San Antonio Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, the first set of vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, flea prevention, heartworm prevention for dogs, and FIV/FeLV testing for cats.
All pets receive a complimentary wellness exam within 5 days of adoption and follow-up care within 14 days of adoption at any VCA Animal Hosptial, plus 30 days of free pet insurance.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.