Our Mission is to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay/neuter programs, and community education.
Our Vision is to end pet overpopulation and to create a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect and compassion and has a permanent and loving home.
The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year. Many of the dogs and cats in our care have been abused, injured, surrendered by their owners, or found as strays. As a no-kill organization, every treatable pet in our care stays in our care until they find a home or necessary placement with another no-kill organization. No pet in our care is ever euthanized to create space. Thousands of dogs and cats in San Antonio and its surrounding areas are saved from euthanasia every year due to the mission and practices of the SAHS.
Through our adoption, volunteer, foster, spay/neuter, and educational programs, we inform and educate the public on the importance of responsible pet ownership. We serve as one of the largest dog and cat adoption organizations in San Antonio, Texas, helping to decrease the communityâs large pet overpopulation problem in a humane manner. As a local nonprofit, we are not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). We do not receive funding from the federal government, the HSUS, or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
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What is the process for adopting a pet?
After youâve found the pet you would like to adopt, we ask you spend 20-30 minutes of bonding time with the pet to make sure he/she is your perfect companion. When youâre sure this is the pet for you, let the kennel staff know. They will place an âadoption pendingâ tag on the petâs kennel and give you a paper with the petâs name and ID number to take to the front desk. After presenting the paper to the front desk Adoption Counselors, they will give you an application to complete and return to them. A counselor will sit down with you as soon as possible to review your application and talk with you about the pet youâve chosen to adopt.
What is the adoption fee?
Puppies under 7 months = $135
Dogs 8 months and older = $50
Kittens under 7 months = $70
Cats 8 months and older = $35
This adoption fee includes: spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, microchip, fiv/felv test (cats only), de-wormer, flea prevention, heartworm prevention (dogs only), complimentary wellness exam within the first 7 days of adoption, 14 day complimentary follow up care at any VCA animal hospital and 30 days of 24PetWatch Pet Insurance. For more information, visit the San Antonio Humane Society at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. or call (210) 226-7461.
*Ask about our Ambassador Pets and pets with Guardian Angels (fees vary)!