SAPA – San Antonio Pets Alive | Canine Adoption Application
Top image: A dog that is awaiting adoption or fostering at San Antonio Pets Alive! Photo by Scott Ball.
The new Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions is located in the much-loved Brackenridge Park, a destination for people from all over San Antonio. It's a true community resource. There's space for more than 80 pets available for adoption, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, and a pavilion for classes, adoptions and other events. Lisa describes it as "a place folks can go to adopt a pet and learn about being a responsible pet owner." Since the first 29 animals went home from the new center on opening day in October, there's a feeling of a fresh start and a new beginning for San Antonio's animals.
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!
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Consider adopting a pet on Black Friday - San Antonio Express-News
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.Have you saved a life before? When you adopt from the Animal Defense League of Texas, you do not save just one life; you save two! How do you ask? You would be saving the pet that you’ve decided to adopt, and that would open up a kennel for us to save another unwanted, neglected, abused or abandoned pet in San Antonio. By adopting from ADL, you are helping solve the problem. 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.Before you spend hundreds of dollars at a pet store or breeder, consider visiting one of the numerous animal shelters or rescues in the San Antonio area. Many of these organizations provide services such as spaying and neutering, vaccinations, disease testing, micro-chipping, and pet care kits — all included in the adoption fee. Please contact these groups directly for more information.