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Our 2019 Fiesta Medal

This year the Animal Defense League of Texas celebrates its 85th anniversary as the oldest, true no-kill animal shelter in the state of Texas. We are celebrating our big “Diamond . . .

Henry’s Story

Meet Henry—a 7-year-old Akita mix, who came into ADL’s care on March 17, 2016. When Henry was brought to ADL by a good Samaritan he was noticeably ill, coughing and . . .

Aries’ Story

Aries is a 5 year old, Boxer mix who came to ADL on January 30, 2019. As you can see from his before photo, he was obviously emaciated. Our veterinary . . .

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  • Did somebody say PAW-TY? Titan is gearing up to celebrate the Animal Defense League's 85th Birthday! 85 years? That's right! It's been 85 years since we've began our mission to save abused, abandoned, and neglected cats and dogs in the San Antonio area. We will celebrate our ADL 85th Birthday Petstravaganza on Saturday, June 22nd from 1:00pm - 4:00pm and we would love to celebrate with you. 🐾
More details about the event are forthcoming, so stay tuned, and mark your calendar now because YOU are invited!  #adoptdontshop #pawtytime #sanantonio #birthdaytime #adoptadl #bassetofinstagram #bassetmoments
  • Looking for a new furry friend? Then check out Woof & Whisker Wednesday at ADL! Adult dogs over 6 months of age are only $15 to adopt! Adult cats over 6 months are $5 to adopt! Going on at both ADL locations on Wednesdays until further notice. This special excludes, puppies, kittens, and Pay-It-Forward pets. Come meet Cricket, Luke, Sebastian, and many more pets who would love to join your family! #AdoptADL #adoptdontshop #sanantonio #adoptables
  • In honor of #NationalRescueDogDay, we'd like to share these heartwarming first family photos of ADL Alumni! Despite the hardships they've been through, rescue dogs still have lots of love to give. Please consider visiting your local animal shelter and open your heart to a furbaby today. Can't adopt? You can still foster, volunteer, and donate! #adoptdontshop #adlalumni #adoptadl #firstfamilyphoto
  • Check out our Snuggle Buddy Special this weekend! Adult cats and dogs 6 months and older are only $20 to adopt! Going on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th at both ADL locations. Pay-It-Forward Pets, puppies, and kittens do not qualify for the adoption special but so many wonderful pets do! #adoptdontshop #adoptadl #sanantonio #adoptables #shelterpetsrock #satx
  • Meet January! She's our @northparksubie pet star of the week! January is an expert cuddle bug! She loves to cuddle, hug, lean on people, sit in laps, and get belly rubs! Now she just needs that forever person that she can snuggle up next to every night. Can you help January find her person by spreading the word about her? January is a 2 year old, Boxer/Catahoula Leopard Dog mix and you can meet her at our main campus!
North Park Subaru is sponsoring January and covering her adoption fee. #AdoptDontShop #ShareTheLove  #adoptadl #subiedogs #subarulovespets #sanantonio #satx #dogstagram
  • Come by our main campus to meet Evan and his playful little kitty friends! They’re ready to find their forever homes today! #adoptadl #adoptdontshop #catstagram #sanantonio #cutenessoverload #catsofinstagram
  • Lauralai is all smiles today because she heard it's Woof & Whisker Wednesday! That means her adoption fee is reduced today so this might be her chance to find her forever home! On Woof & Whisker Wednesdays, it's only $15 to adopt adult dogs 6 months or older and $5 to adopt adult cats 6 months or older. This special is going on at both ADL locations every Wednesday until further notice. Come by and meet Lauralai and many more loving pets! #adoptadl #adoptdontshop #sanantonio #satx #adoptadog #adoptacat
  • Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Thanks for all that you do for your children and furbabies! ❤️ 🐾🌼 If you’re looking to become a pet mom (or dad) then check out our Mother’s Day special! We have so many furbabies looking for moms & dads! On Mother's Day, adult dogs & cats 6 months or older are only $25 to adopt. Visit either ADL location to become a pet parent to a new furbaby! #adoptdontshop #sanantonio #adoptadl #happymothersday
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