San Antonio Humane Society

Rating: 4.8 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 4804 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio TX 78229 USA

Mission: 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.
Results: 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
Programs: Adoption, Spay/Neuter, Wellness Clinics, Microchipping, Disaster Relief, Pet Guardianships, Transfer Program and Medical Rescue
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 74-6024105
1-210-226-7461
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Rating: 1 stars  

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  

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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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) changed my life, and for this reason I feel that I must share my story so that others can see how truly great the organization is. In 2008 I went to the Humane Society to find a friend for my chihuahua Jackson, who, as most chihuahuas are, was very picky about who he wanted to let into the family. The SAHS let me bring my little guy up to the facility to meet other dogs, ensuring that if I found a forever friend to adopt it would be the right fit for my household. I had just about given up hope when I met Patrick, a beagle/bassett mix, and he hit it off with Jackson right away. I began the process of adopting Patrick, and while doing the paperwork the staff filled me in on his story. He was rescued from the local kill shelter a few hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized. When the SAHS received Patrick he was recovering from a broken pelvis, rear left leg, and was heartworm positive. Through the hard work of the clinic staff he was nursed back to health and that's when I met him. It is truly a mark of a great and loving staff that Patrick, even after all teh pain and confusion he had surely suffered, is the happiest pup in the world and loves returning to the SAHS to visit the people who allowed him to join my family.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have actually adopted 2 pets from San Antonio Humane Society over the past 6 months. I think that speaks for itself. I adopted a 2 month old kitten back in July 2011 and he immediately adapted to life in a home with a dog and children. I then adopted a 2 month old puppy over Christmas 2011 who has just been the most loving, intelligent, grateful puppy. Everyone raves about her friendly and sweet personality where ever I take her, not to mention how adorable she is. I was very pleased with the experience each time I adopted from the San Antonio Humane Society. The facility is very well organized and clean and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I really like the fact that they are a "no kill" facility. They are always busy, and there is a fair amount of "competition" to adopt their animals, which I find unusual, but inspiring. I also like the follow up conducted by the facility, post adoption, as well as the genuine care they seem to have for each individual animal that goes through the facility.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted Gertie (Sky) in 2010 from the San Antonio Humane Society in San Antonio, Texas. The facility was very organized and clean. The dogs and cats appeared healthy and happy. I feel San Antonio is very lucky to have a nice state of the art facility. I would recommend to others to go to this shelter when seeking a family pet. My Gertie is very happy. We have had her for over a year. She is well adjusted and gets along great with my other dogs. She loves us very much and we in turn love her.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted LadyBug (I changed her name) almost 3 years ago. She was a refugee from Hurricane Ike and had been in shelters for 9 months. She was 6 yrs old and I was probably her last chance. She is a very sweet and loving kitty. It did take her some time to adjust to life in a house. She never goes out and seems content with that. Right now, she is watching me type from her perch on top of the organ--one of her favorite places. She has just communicated to me that it is time for our afternoon nap so I will need to bring this to a close. The Humane Society of San Antonio does a great job of bringing unwanted pets to wanting owners. I salute their work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

We adopted a Basset Hound/Beagle mix in Summer 2011. The was the first time that we had adopted from the San Antonio Humane Society. It was such a great experience and we would do it over again.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to thank the SA Humane society for the great service we received last year. We initially were going to adopt form another shelter but on the day we were to pick up the dog we got a call that she had been adopted by someone else that day. I was so heart broken because we had already had our references contacted, they had verified information w/our property manager and they had done the home inspection. So after that fall out I didn't really get super excited when I saw the picture of Cher( renamed to Ellie) on the SA Humane's website. I saw her picture online and we drove down there that day and walked out with her. The SA Humane society verified our information and we were able to leave with her. They moved quickly and were very thorough. We are very happy to have Ellie as part of the family, she continue's to fill our hearts with laughter and joy. Thanks again SA Humane Society. We will definitely use you again.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

How did you find this group?

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