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13 Oct
Memorial Gazebo

Thank you to all who made a memorial donation during Remember Me August. The plaques have been placed in honor of your loved ones in our memorial gazebo. You can . . .

5 Oct
Our First Artsy Barksy

Thank you everyone who came out to Artsy Barksy. It was great to have so many talented artists attend the event! Everyone was inspired by all the incredible art. Special . . .

21 Sep
Thank You for Your Support During the Aftermath of Harvey

We would like to thank everyone who helped The Animal Defense League of Texas assist displaced animals during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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  • WAIVED FEES?! Yes, that's right! This weekend, Oct 21 & 22 not only do we have the ADL 5K Trick-or-Trot and Barktoberfest, but we have waived adoption fees with any monetary donation for adult cats and dogs 6 months or older!
We have so many lovable pets available for adoption at both ADL locations. Puppies, kittens, and adopt-me-now pets do not qualify but there are so many wonderful pets that qualify!
  • Last chance! Online registration for the ADL 5K & Trick-or-Trot 1K ends today, Thursday, Oct. 19th at Midnight!
The race is this Saturday, Oct. 21st! You can walk or run with your canine friends as long as they're well behaved in crowds, on a leash, and are updated on their vaccinations (must have proof of updated rabies vaccination). Candy stations will be placed along the course of the kid's 1k for your little one. Food trucks, beer, and pet related vendors will be available after the race!
Proceeds from this event benefit the homeless pets at ADL. So get your best costumes ready, put on your running shoes, and join us! Register online before Midnight at: http:// (link also in profile)  Big thank you to our title sponsors: @heb @valeroenergy @thebankofsa  #sanantoniotx #satx #sanantonio5k #thingstodoinsantonio
  • Meet Bruiser! He's our North Park Subaru Pet Star of the week! He's a 5 year old Labrador Retriever mix. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, giving kisses, and has recently discovered that he likes riding in cars! Bruiser is one of our Harvey pets. Before Hurricane Harvey hit, he was in a shelter in Rosenberg, TX searching for a home. After Harvey, he was transferred into our shelter so that he could open a spot for a pet displaced by Harvey. Now he's more than ready to find a family of his own! Bruiser is available for adoption at our 11300 Nacogdoches Rd. location.
@northparksubie is sponsoring Bruiser and covering his adoption fee. #AdoptDontShop #ShareTheLove #adoptadl #subiedogs #subarudogs
  • Our 3rd Annual ADL 5K & Trick-or-Trot 1K is this weekend! Here's the packet pick-up info...
- Wednesday, October 18th from 10am-7pm
- Thursday, October 19th from 10am-7pm
@irun_texas (Bitters location) at 2602 NW Loop 1604, Bldg 1, Suite 106, San Antonio, TX 78248
Big thank you to @9roundshavanopark, @9roundmedicalsa and @pawsweetbakery for their sponsorship! These are just two of the great items you’ll receive for registering for the 5k! Haven't registered yet? Hurry! Online registration closes Thursday, Oct. 19th at Midnight! Register at: (link also in profile)
  • It's #tongueouttuesday for Rugby! The handsome Rugby was transferred into our shelter due to Hurricane Harvey. He was already looking for a home at a shelter in Rosenburg, TX before Hurricane Harvey came through. Rugby was one of the many pets that we took in to help clear room for pets that became displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Now Rugby is here at ADL continuing his search for a forever home of his own and he's ready to impress you with his silly antics!You can meet Rugby at our second location, the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions at 210 Tuleta Dr.
  • There are times when bonded pairs come into our shelter. These are pets that are so used to each other's companionship that we make sure they find a home together. We currently have a few bonded pairs that are looking for homes. As you can see, Ellie and Sheba are definitely one of those bonded pairs! These two sisters have spent the past six years together. They're looking for a forever home where they can stick together and continue to be the loving sisters that they are.#catstagram #catsofinstagram #catsofsanantonio #catsisters #bondedpair #satx #adoptadl #adoptacat #sheltercatsrock #sisterlylove #cutenessoverload
  • ADL's 5k & Trick-or-Trot 1k is a dog-friendly event! You can walk or run with your canine friends as long as they are well behaved in crowds and are updated on their vaccinations. Candy stations will be placed along the course of the kid's 1k until your little one has finished with a bag full of treats. We’ll also have food trucks, beer, and pet related vendors for your enjoyment after the race!
Proceeds from this event will benefit the homeless pets at ADL. So get your best costumes ready and register today at: (link also in profile) #sanantoniotx #satx #sanantonio5k
  • Rose hasn’t quite got the hang of winking yet but she’s working on it! This lovely lady is around four years old, loves playing, exploring and playing with her toys. She would also LOVE to meet you! Rose is a part of our fee waived special this weekend so come hang out with her at our main campus! #adoptadl #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #wetnosewednesday
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