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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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  • In case you haven’t heard honor of our 85th Birthday and our 1934 charter year, ALL dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will only be $19.34 to adopt! Going on Saturday, June 22nd on the day of the big ADL 85th Birthday Petstravaganza! This special applies to our Main Campus and the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions. The special excludes Pay-It-Forward pets. 
We’ll also be hosting our Birthday Paw-ty at our main campus from 1pm - 4pm on this lovely Saturday!  Come join us! #adoptdontshop #adoptADL #animaldefenseleague #sanantonio
  • Meet Diego! He’s our @northparksubie Pet Star of the week! Diego is a fun, loving, and playful boy! He enjoys car rides, meeting new people, and loves treats! He gets along well with other dogs too. Visit our main campus to meet this sweet boy and check out his pet profile:
North Park Subaru is sponsoring Diego and covering his adoption fee. #ShareTheLove  #adoptdontshop #adoptadl #sanantonio #satx #subarudogs #PetStar #subarulovespets #subiedogs
  • 🎈🐶😺 We have a special announcement! 🐶😺🎈 The Animal Defense League was chartered in 1934 and we’re getting ready to celebrate in a BIG way with a special surprise! Our Birthday wish is to find loving homes for every single pet at ADL so in honor of our 85th Birthday all dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will only be $19.34 to adopt! Going on Saturday, June 22nd on the day of the big ADL 85th Birthday Petstravaganza! This special applies to our Main Campus and the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions. Please help spread the word and come celebrate our 85th birthday with a new furry friend!
All ADL pets are spayed/neutered, mirochipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, and fully vetted. This excludes Pay-It-Forward pets. 
#adoptADL #adoptdontshop  #sanantonio #puppiesofinstagram #satx #pawtytime #birthday🎂 #sanantoniotx
  • We're only days away from the ADL 85th Birthday Petstravaganza! Join us on Saturday, June 22nd for Birthday cake provided by H-E-B, food trucks, water slides, bounce houses, live music by Tomcat Miller Quartet, pet supply vendors, raffles, and a surprise pet adoption special! Your pups are welcome to join you and will have the chance to participate in play group sessions, agility courses, and a Shelter Pet Talent Show presented by 🐾🎈🐶Pawderosa Ranch Doggie Play and Stay! Please make sure your pup be is on a non-retractable leash and be prepared to show proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination. We hope you're as excited as we are and can't wait to PAW-ty with YOU!
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  • Why is Sara still here? Sara was transferred to ADL from Animal Care Services on Oct 12, 2017 and today marks 614 days since she's been at ADL. That’s way too long for this girl to have not found her home yet! Sara sometimes barks at people through her kennel and we think that may be one reason people often pass her up. All Sara really wants is to go out and play! As soon as you get her on a leash, she’s ready to zip on out of her kennel and explore the outdoors! She LOVES to go for walks, run around in the play yards, lean on people, play with toys, and have fun with everyone! She's a big goof ball and a funny gal with a lovely smile. She gets the zoomies and makes the funniest Godzilla-like noises when she's feeling playful. Our staff has taught her a few things such as sit, down, crawl, and we’re sure she can easily learn more because she's a smart gal. Sara would fit in great with an active person who will enjoy being goofy with her. If you have a doggy friend for her, it would be best for her to have a meet and greet to see how well they get along. We know Sara needs a special type of person who'll understand her quirks. If you'd like to meet Sara, then please don't make her wait any longer, come meet her soon! Sara is one of our “Diamond in the Ruffs” which means her adoption fee is waived with a monetary donation of any amount. #ADLdiamond #adoptdontshop #adoptADL #sanantonio #dogstagram
  • 🐾 Wet Nose Wednesday🐾 
Our pets are getting ready to celebrate ADL's 85th Birthday but they'd much rather celebrate with a family of their own! Consider making one of our dogs or cats part of your family on June, 19th during Wet Nose Wednesday! Adult dogs over 6 months of age are only $15 to adopt. Cats over 6 months of age are only $5 to adopt. This special excludes, puppies, kittens, and Pay-It-Forward pets. Going on at our main campus and the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions!  When you adopt from ADL, your furbaby will already be spayed/neutered, mirochipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, and have had a wellness check. Browse pet profiles: 
#adoptADL #adoptdontshop #sanantonio #satx
  • We have wonderful news! After being at ADL for 22 months waiting for the perfect family to come along, Radar finally found his forever family! He even has a new fur-sibling too. We can’t thank Radar’s adopters enough for giving this sweet boy a chance to become part of their family and for giving him the loving home that he's been waiting too long for. Radar will be missed but we're so happy for him! We wish Radar and his family the best! Congrats!  We have more great news! We'd like to thank everyone who opened their heart and home to a pet during our Pawther’s Day adoption special. We sent a total of 128 pets home within those 4 days! Thank you everyone for choosing to adopt! ❤️🐾 #adoptdontshop  #firstfamilyphoto #adoptADL
  • Opal needs a foster home! We know Opal’s photo is hard to look at but the good news is she has a curable condition. She's currently being treated for demodex and a skin infection and will need some time to heal before she’s ready for adoption. Do you think you can foster Opal while her skin heals? If you’re interested in fostering this sweet girl or have any questions, please call our foster department at 210-655-1481 ext. 123 or email ADL always provides all needed pet supplies and medical care when you foster one of our pets.  If you can’t foster, you can still help by making a donation! Please help us spread the word so that we can find Opal a foster home asap! You can learn more about our foster program at: 
#fosterapet #animaldefenseleague #satx #fosterneeded
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