San Antonio Humane Society

Rating: 4.79 stars   61 reviews


4804 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio TX 78229 USA


Mission: To protect and improve the lives of dogs and cats by providing shelter, care, adoption, rescue, spay and neuter programs, and community education. Vision: To create a community where every dog and cat is treated with respect and compassion, and has a permanent and loving home. To end pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs and education.


The San Antonio Humane Society is the number one animal adoption agency in the San Antonio area.

Target demographics:

People who are passionate about dogs and cats, living in San Antonio and the surrounding area

Direct beneficiaries per year:

By adopting out approximately a little more than 5,000 animals a year, our shelter gives stray animals an opportunity to be adopted into forever, loving homes


Adoption, Spay/Neuter, Wellness Clinics, Microchipping, Disaster Relief, Pet Guardianships, Transfer Program and Medical Rescue

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Rating: 1 stars  

I adopted a lab mix many years ago and had the angel for almost 14 years. I adopted a Lhasa Apso later and had her for many years. The personnel there were very helpful and caring. They do a wonderful job. Adopting is the best way.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted Duke in November almost 2 years ago. We didn't even know we were looking for a dog but when one of the staff members of the SA humane society informed us they had a dog matching the combination of pups we were interested in, we just had to visit with him. We wanted a corgi or yorkie, and Duke came in with visible features of both. He is the perfect addition to our family. He is so patient with our three girls, loves to play and is so lovable. The staff at the SA humane society is wonderful, the facilities are very clean and well kept. We highly recommend this place to find your next forever friend/family member!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with San Antonio Humane Society was and is a special one. I had been hoping to adopt a cat for a very long time. I went to the San Antonio Humane Society in February 2015 and met my new "fur-family". My family and myself were given ample time with each cat that we considered adopting. The staff was kind, well-informed, and were able to speak about each cats personality and quirks. That day we adopted Annie Lee, Benjamen (Benji), and Gracie.

This isn't just a shelter trying to get rid of overflow of animals. It is very obvious that the money charged to adopt a pet is reinvested into the program. The facilities are gorgeous, clean, and offer clients a peaceful venue to interact as well as give each pet a beautiful temporary home. They carefully screened each member of our family. They watched our interactions, which again, are highly encourage by the staff. Each animal is chipped, has shots, and looked after. They even called to check up on our fur-babies within the first few weeks of going home and made it a point to provide carefully selected veterinarian suggestions.

It is with pure delight that I am able to ask others to adopt from San Antonio Humane Society. This shelter operates in a knowledgable and kind fashion to both human and "fur-person" alike.

Patience Webb

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great people that work there. Making it a great experience for me and my family.

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Rating: 5 stars  

They were so easy to work with and helped us find the new addition to our family. I appreciate everything the Humane Society does for all the pets. Already planning our next visit and next adoption with them!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello my name is Erica and I adopted a 1year old cat (Boo) now to my Lil family Spartan.. I would definitely adopt again from them... I went to 4 other places and nothing felt good about them but when I stepped in SAHS just felt right and there team helped me pick the perfect cat for my family due to I have a 3year old.. Spartan is one awesome lovable cat and will soon return to adopt another family pet...

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They're absolutely incompetent and unfair. I came in wanting to adopt a puppy for $100 and came out owing about $2500 in vet bills!! The first day we adopted him we were told he was free of Illness so we took him home. The next day we hear a cry from the room and see that there's blood running down his legs. We rushed him to the emergency vet and come to realize we are repairing an injury that occurred due to a neutering procedure THEY had performed!! Absolutely ridiculous and they're only willing to pay us 300 dollars. How is that okay?? Definitely not returning and will trash talk the place any chance I get.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have adopted 2 dogs from the SAHS, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a pet. They take such good care of all of the animals, and it is not your typical shelter. They genuinely care about the health and well-being of the animals. One of the most important things to me personally is that they are a no kill shelter. That means the world to me!

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have adopted 2 pups from the Humane Society. Before we adopted from the Humane Society, we did look around at other places to adopt from, but we always went back to the Humane Society (mainly because we found our loves immediately from them), but also because you can tell that they truly want to help. From their indoor facilities, to their pleasant staff, to the interview process. They always make it so seamless and easy. You can tell that they really care about the animals that are in their care. I am grateful for them and all that they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Could not believe how beautiful this place is and how clean the kennels are!! We were looking for a puppy. They have a great Puppy Pavillion with the cutest puppies. The only thing I will say is that if you see one you want you better adopt quickly. It seems that the young puppies don't stay here very long (which is GREAT for the puppies). All the adult dogs seemed well cared for and were in clean, nice "cages". We ended up adopting "Carla" and she has been such a joy, we couldn't be happier. There was a slight delay (1 day) in getting her spay surgery completed, so we brought her home 1 day later than expected, but it was not a problem and the staff notified us promptly of the delay. They were very apologetic and then very helpful when I came to pick up Carla after work. We were lucky to adopt on a week night, I am sure that on the weekend you could experience quite a delay in meeting with adoption interviewer.

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