SAPA – San Antonio Pets Alive | Adopt a Dog

San Antonio Pets Alive! hosted a pet adoption at Raspa Fest. Photo by Kay Richter.
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City Council approved a lease agreement Thursday that shifts operations and management responsibilities of the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions and Petco Pavilion from San Antonio Pets Alive to the Animal Defense League of Texas. The City hopes the move will bring more efficient use of the adoption facility to help maintain San Antonio’s live-release rate of 88%. Since 2013, the adoption center located at 210 Tuleta Dr. across from the San Antonio Zoo and Brackenridge Park, has been operated by Pets Alive, a nonprofit that has been struggling financially and organizationally in recent years. The City’s Animal Care Services (ACS) department initially brought the organization, which uses the model of the highly-successful Austin Pets Alive, to San Antonio to help make it a no-kill city.
PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center: 8520 FourWinds Dr. San Antonio,Tx 78239
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SAPA! Will provide basic vet care, behavior and training resources, as well as adoption counseling and support as needed; all free of charge to you! Food, treats, toys, and litter are often available to foster parents (These items can be provided upon request and are dependent on availability). All foster parents are also invited to bring their animals to any adoption event hosted by San Antonio Pets Alive! and receive access to our groundbreaking new mentor program . You are also entitled to unlimited puppy and kitten snuggles, the camaraderie of the fosters in our network, prime invitations to special events, and the lifelong friendships that bloom from saving lives! These San Antonio pet adoption shelters and rescue groups are sure to have your perfect new furry family member!
Photo provided by FlickrTop image: A dog that is awaiting adoption or fostering at San Antonio Pets Alive! Photo by Scott Ball.
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Have you ever seen an adorable cat or kitten up for adoption and featured on your local news channel? Those great cats and kittens aren’t rare finds! They are the norm, and just about everywhere – including right here in San Antonio – there are too many pets and not enough homes choosing to adopt them. Unfortunately, many animals are still not spayed or neutered resulting in thousands of unwanted cats and kittens each year.We hope to raise awareness of the plight of companion canines in San Antonio and educate the public on responsible pet ownership one foster and adopter at a time. You might see a cat or kitten for sale at a San Antonio pet store and assume that buying a cat is the only option. Or you might, as many people do, believe that a cat for sale from a store or a breeder in San Antonio is somehow “better” than one you might find for adoption in a San Antonio animal shelter. This is a common misconception, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. The cats and kittens available for adoption at your local shelters and rescue groups are wonderful, sweet, healthy companions who are homeless through no fault of their own. Many times, animals end up in shelters simply because their former owner encountered a financial hardship and could no longer afford to care for them, or perhaps even lost their own home. Whatever the reason, most cats and kittens in shelters are great former pets who have lived in homes, and are often already litterbox trained.San Antonio area residents (or those willing to drive there) who are looking for an adult pet pooch can adopt one from an unlikely organization – the TSA.Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions
210 Tuleta Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78212
(across from the zoo)
Open daily: 11am – 7pmThe Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions is the largest San Antonio Pets Alive! location. The Paul Jolly Center made it’s debut in October of 2013 and has been open to the public ever since. The facilities are located right across from the San Antonio Zoo near Brackenridge Park, and are open 7 days a week with plenty of adoptable cats and dogs onsite awaiting their forever families.