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Nine animal rescue organizations in San Antonio

Where adopt don’t shop is the motto.

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Bring a new best friend home from a local animal rescue organization.

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San Antonio animal shelters, rescues, and foundations

Did you adopt a pandemic puppy? You’re not alone, a survey from ASPCA showed that approximately 23 million American households adopted a pet since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

One of those households was City Editor Adriana’s, who adopted her pup Benny from San Antonio Great Dane Rescue. Benny is not a Great Dane, but that’s a tale for another time.

In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on Tuesday, April 30, we rounded up a list of nine animal shelters, rescues, and foundations around the Alamo City where you can find your new best friend, or help them find their forever homes.

Animal Defense League of Texas, multiple locations

San Antonio’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter takes in dogs and cats in order to provide medical care, nutrition, and safe shelter.

Alamo City Pit bull Rescue, online

This foster-based rescue assists in the rescue and medical rehabilitation of pit bull breeds in San Antonio and the surrounding areas.

Footbridge Foundation, 11791 Bandera Rd.

Starting in 2018, this King William Historic District-based foundation has rescued thousands of dogs while providing low cost medical services and vaccinations.

Paws Ranch Rescue & Animal Sanctuary, 865 S. Loop 1604 E.

This 501(c)(3) organization rescues, rehabilitates, re-homes, and provides sanctuary to as many pets as possible since 2010.

Poquita Paws Rescue, 1107 Austin Hwy.

Since 2005, the Poquita Paws rescue has specialized in rescuing small dogs from the community — it also provides adoption resources, and encourages responsible dog ownership.

San Antonio Animal Care Services, 4710 State Hwy. 151

The Alamo City’s animal care service provides locals with resources on spray + neutering services, vaccinations, finding lost pets, and adoption services.

San Antonio Humane Society, 4804 Fredericksburg Rd.

Celebrating over 70 years of operation, this organization is a no-kill shelter that strives to protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

San Antonio Pets Alive!, 4710 TX-151

San Antonio Pets Alive!'s mission is to provide programs and services in order to eliminate the need for euthanasia and has helped save the lives of 60,000+ animals since 2011.

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San Antonio Pets Alive! is a local nonprofit animal shelter in operation since 2011.

SNIPSA, 4218 McCullough Ave.

Formed by a group of veterinarians and caring individuals in 2006, SNIPSA has re-homed more than 20,000 animals.