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13 Jan
Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions – community open house

Join us for the open house of the Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions! Saturday, January 28th 11 am – 1 pm 210 Tuleta Dr. San Antonio, TX 78212 We’re . . .

20 Dec
Undercat of the Week – Bradie

Meet Bradie! Bradie is one of the current residents of our hospital and our “Undercat of the week”! Bradie came into our facility in October after being hit by a . . .

14 Dec
13-year-old family pet dumped at local shelter, found his new home!

San Antonio, Texas December 14, 2016 – On November 1, 2016, Dallas, an intact golden-red retriever, was discovered in the hospital parking lot of the Animal Defense League of Texas. Attached . . .

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  • Meet Jena! She's our @NorthParkSubie pet star of the week! Jena is a 9 year old, American Pit Bull Terrier. She likes to take it easy and relax. She does well during car rides and is very gentle with children. Jena prefers to be the only pet in a home because she wants all the love to herself. Visit the Animal Defense League of Texas to meet this sweet girl.
North Park Subaru is sponsoring Jena and covering her adoption fee.#ShareTheLove #AdoptDontShop #adoptme #satx #sanantonio #dogsofinstgram #dogstagram #adoptadl #shelterdogsrock #subarulove #subarudogs #pitbullsofinstagram #pittiesofig
  • Join the @Colorvibe5k San Antonio 2017 tour before ticket prices go up tomorrow! The special offer price of $29.99 ends today, Jan. 11th at midnight. The Color Vibe 5K proudly supports the Animal Defense League of Texas so your participation will support the animals! Use coupon code: ADL to save $4 on your ticket price.
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  • We need your help to find 2-week foster homes for these adult dogs. They are heartworm positive and typically we would start them on treatment to rid them of these parasites.
The issue we are facing is a 2-week delay in the shipment of the medication, and that would leave them being held in our hospital during those 2-weeks. If you could help us by fostering one of these dogs, that will keep those kennels empty so that we can continue to save more lives. We will supply food, bedding, and anything else they might need while staying in your home. Questions? Interested in fostering?
Contact our foster team by emailing or call 210-655-1481 ext 123. You can also comment below and we'll try to answer any questions as soon as we can.
  • Hooray for Adam! He was one of the 5,149 pets that found a home through ADL in 2016. Adam had been searching for his home since September and was one of our longer term residents. Luckily, on New Year's Eve, he found a family that thought he was perfect! We're so happy that he was able to start the new year in a home of is own. Congratulations to Adam and his family! #adoptdontshop #adoptadog #adoptionislove #dogsofinstgram #shelterdogsrock
  • Huckleberry made his TV debut on @kabb29 with @thejessicaheadley and @ernie_zuniga! Thank you for the voice and exposure your bring to great pets like Huck! #adopt #adoptdontshop
  • Yesterday, we said goodbye to 64 pets before sending them home! This is Thunder, one of the 64! He made sure to say farewell to our staff before he left the shelter to go home with his new family. We're ready to send more pets home before the year ends so today we will continue to empty the shelter! We're waiving adoption fees for adult dogs and cats 4 months or over. Dec. 30th is the last day for this Share the Love Empty the Shelter event! Come by and visit us at both locations, we're open from 11am - 7pm. Adoption applications accepted until 6:30pm.This event is made possible by @northparksubie and a grant from @aspca #adoptadl #sharethelove #stax #sanantonio #dogsoftexas #adoptadog #adoptacat #adoptdontshop
  • In April of this year, Marmalade arrived at the Animal Defense League of Texas to look for a home but she was not in good shape. She had a terrible case of demodex mange which caused hair loss on 98% of her body. The ADL hospital staff treated Marmalade and helped her grow her beautiful coat back. After eight months of searching for a home, we’re happy to announce that Marmalde spent her first night in her new home yesterday! The staff celebrated Marmalde’s adoption and said their goodbyes before she left the shelter. Marmalde will be missed but we're so happy that she will start the new year in a home of her own with her family. Congratulations to Marmalade and thank you to her adopters for giving this sweet girl a chance!#adoptdontshop #adoptionstory #happydog #shelterdogsrock #dogsofinstgram #adoptsavealife
  • Join us for the Subaru Share the Love Empty the Shelter event on December 29th & 30th! All adult dogs and cats (4 months old or older) will have their adoption fees waived! This will give you more spending money to buy a welcome home gift for your new furry family member! Every adoption will be subjected to our standard adoption process.
Animal Defense League
11300 Nacogdoches Rd.
San Antonio Texas 78217
Open: 11 am to 7 pm
Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions
210 Tuleta Drive,
San Antonio, TX 78212
Open: 11 am to 7 pmThis event is made possible by @northparksubie and a grant from @aspca #adoptadl #sharethelove #satx #sanantonio #sanantoniotx #subarulove
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