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San Antonio Humane Society

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

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

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't explain how much happiness,joy,and love was missing from our life until we walked into my San Antonio Humane Society and met our Son Pierre aka Cooter Brown.
The utmost respect to this amazing supportive staff for all the work and help they bring to these animals lives when they have no one. The love they showed to our Cooter Brown followed and radiated into his transition into his new house.
We were so appreciate For the Love of nourishment support and respect they gave to our dog. He was house trained from day one,but the actions he showed and love he showed was what we grew to love. The boy gives puppy hugs and puppy kisses,plays amazingly well with other animals and respects his house, and is such a guardian and best friend to his little brother who is only 2 months old.
I have to say,they d idnt save him,he saved us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In August of last year, I walked into the San Antonio Humane Society to just look, while my friends considered adopting. Then, I saw Dino and Barney and they were snuggling on top of each other! They were inseparable and I loved them at first sight. So I adopted them both. I am so grateful I went with my friends that day. These little angels are the heart of my home and I will always be grateful to The San Antonio Humane Society for rescuing them. They still are inseparable and love to cuddle. They play together and have such an abundance of love to give! Our family can't thank them enough. ❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Dino and Barney together from SA Humane Society, as they were inseparable. It was clear how much they love each other and wanted to stay together. They have brought so much joy and love to me , my family and friends. Thank you for how helpful and nice everyone was during the adoption process and thank you for my little angels!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The San Antonio Humane Society was incredibly helpful in assisting me in selecting a forever fur friend. Their animals are clean, healthy, and well loved by the volunteers taking care of them. Adopting from them was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend anyone looking for a new pet or a place to show support for check them out.- Christina Guerra

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is like no other shelter. Not only are they a no-kill shelter, it is incredibly clean and the animals are very well taken care of. The kennel techs assist in helping you find the dog or cat that is best suited to your family or needs. All of my family has adopted from here just within the last two years and we are all happy with our experience and our companion pets.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I visited the San Antonio Humane Society on 5/12/2017 and immediately bonded with Blue, a 3 month old hound mix. He has bonded with our family pack and is best buds with our other hound mix street rescue, Bones.

We also adopted our eldest senior pack member from San Antonio Humane Society 11 years ago. Here are pictures of our pack at play in the back yard!

1 Evette M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Pepe in March 2009 while on my post deployment R&R from Afghanistan. We then road tripped to Fort Bragg NC, till I returned back home in San Antonio. Pepe is my world and I owe it to the Humane Society of San Antonio for connecting us. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 1

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 1

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Morgan G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.