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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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  • We're kicking off our Memorial Day weekend adoption special on Saturday, May 25th! Adult dogs and cats 6 months or older are only $20 to adopt. This special is going on at both ADL locations from May 25th - 27th. Every ADL pet is fully vetted, spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations, and ready to go home with you! Please help us spread the word to help these furbabies find their homes soon!
Pay-It-Forward Pets, Puppies, and Kittens do not qualify for the adoption special but so many pets do! #adoptdontshop #adoptADL  #sanantonio #memorialdayweekend #satx #shelterpetsrock
  • Meet Rudy! He's our @northparksubie pet star of the week. Rudy is a gentle little guy who loves attention! He has excellent leash manners and enjoys cuddling up next to people. Rudy is a 4 year old, Terrier mix and he’s ready to find his forever home this week! Check out Rudy's pet profile at:
North Park Subaru is sponsoring Rudy and covering his adoption fee. #AdoptDontShop #ShareTheLove #subiedogs #satx #subarulovespets #sanantonio #dogstagram
  • 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
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