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Fall in Love Adoption Weekend

The Animal Defense League of Texas is excited to announce the Fall in Love Adoption Special sponsored by Heritage Ranch by H-E-B and Purina—running Saturday and Sunday, October 6th & . . .

Bubbles’ Medical Case

Bubbles is a 1 year old, female, Terrier mix who is currently being treated in the Animal Defense League Veterinary Hospital. ADL has confirmed with Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine . . .

Señor – Before & After

On February 28th of this year, Señor came to ADL in terrible shape and in obvious discomfort. This poor kitty could hardly open his eyes and was missing lots of . . .

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  • Are you already registered for ADL's 5K? Race packets are ready for pick-up at our main campus (11300 Nacogdoches Rd) on Wed, Oct 17th & Thurs, Oct 18th from 11am-7pm. We close at 7pm so please plan to arrive before then. Can't make it? No worries! You can also pick-up your packet on Saturday at the 5K too! 🎃🐾🐶🐱
ADL's 5K benefits the dogs and cats at the Animal Defense League of Texas such as Adonis pictured here! Haven't registered yet? You can still support ADL pets by registering at:
  • We want to send a big thank you to our Pet Champions kids volunteer group for prepping the ADL 5K bags! This was a HUGE help! Have you already signed up? Packet pick-up is this week on Wednesday & Thursday!  Packet pick-up dates:
Wednesday, Oct. 17th from 11am-7pm 
Thursday, Oct. 18th from 11am-7pm
Location: Animal Defense League of Texas – Main Campus – 11300 Nacogdoches Rd. 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
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  • We need your help! Our pets such as Clove here love to snuggle in blankets but we’re in need of more! We’re also short on toys, treats, and kongs which offer enrichment to help ease stress and make our furry friends happier. Help us keep our pets warm and happy with a donation!  We urgently need:
• KONG Classic toys
• Treats
• Blankets/Fleece blankets
• Dog toys (new or gently used plush & plastic toys for easy cleaning)  Drop off donations at either ADL location from 11am-7pm or buy from our Amazon wish list. They’ll ship your gifts directly to us! Visit -  You can also donate more to ADL by using Amazon Smile! Visit and choose the Animal Defense League of Texas as your receiving charity.
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  • We are continuing our Diamond in the Ruff adoption special! Going on now until further notice! Our Diamonds in the Ruff are pets that have been searching for a forever home for too long! These Diamond in the Ruff pets have waived adoption fees with any monetary donation! Please consider giving one of these loving pets a chance. Visit either one of our locations to see specially marked kennels of our wonderful pets who qualify for waived fees and are ready to shine for you! #adoptdontshop #adoptADL #satx #adoptadog #adoptacat
  • We're only one week away from the ADL 5K Run & Kids 1K Trick-or-Trot! There's still time to register for this fun event! There will be candy stations along the Kids 1K route, a pet & kids costume contest, pet related vendors, and it's a dog-friendly race! Register before Oct 15th because the price increases after that! Register now at this link:  This race benefits the cats and dogs at the Animal Defense League of Texas. We're incredibly grateful for our partners at H-E-B for being the title sponsors of the run again this year! #hebhelping #satx #thingstodoinsanantonio #sanantoniotx #5K #helptheanimals
  • *ADL Off-site Adoption Event* Join ADL Saturday, Oct. 13th from 11 am - 4 pm at the PetSmart at IH-10 and De Zavala (5219 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) to find your next furry friend! We will have our Pet Express out there with plenty of adoptable pets. #adoptADL #adoptdontshop
  • Meet King Rucker! He’s our North Park Subaru pet star of the week! Rucker loves the attention and cuddle time! He's been crowned the king of cuddling at ADL! He also enjoys riding in a car, going for strolls in the park, and tasty treats. Come by our main campus to meet the lovable Rucker! 
@northparksubie is sponsoring Rucker and covering his adoption fee! #adoptdontshop #sharelthelove #adoptadl #subarudogs #subiedogs #petstar #dogsincars #satx #adoptadog
  • Meet Peanut! He's a 2 month old Chihuaua mix! Come meet him at Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions! #cutenessoverload #puppiesofinstagram #adoptADL #adoptdontshop
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