Friday, October 28, 2011

Beautiful in Brown

Update 11/2/11 - Cono was adopted on November 1, 2011

This distinguished looking fellow’s name is Cono. He is a three year old Plott Hound and Irish Setter mix. He has a sparkling personality; he is energetic and will delight in every chance to stretch his legs with a walk or a jog with his favorite friend. Cono is fully grown at 57 pounds, and will enjoy spending time learning anything you’re willing to teach him. 

Update 10/30/11 - Susi was adopted on 10/29/11.

 Susi is a sweet eight year old Beagle who is very friendly. She will greet you with a happy grin and an excitedly wagging tail. Susi has a curious nature and enjoys seeking out all the wonderful scents around her while out for her daily walks. Susi is intelligent and sociable, which will make her a great family companion. 


Update - Hunter was adopted on December 26, 2011

This handsome boy’s name is Hunter. He’s a one-year-old Black and Brown Tabby who is very active and loves to explore. Hunter enjoys his play time, but is also very affectionate.  If you’re looking for a personable cat with lots of energy then Hunter is the boy for you. 

All these animals (and lots more!) can be found at the Animal Defense League, 11300 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, 78217 or view their pet profiles on the Defense League’s website at

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Local Shelter Closing: Adoption Drive Scheduled

Animal Friends, a no-kill shelter is closing its existing facility and needs to place about 100 dogs and cats in homes. The shelter is having an adoption drive today and next weekend at 213 W. Borgfeld Drive.  They are reducing their normal adoption fees for this event. Hours are from noon to 4 p.m. today, October 29th and October 30th.

For more information, visit their website.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Animals Available at the Animal Defense League


Grace is a one-year-old female Shepherd Labrador mix. She’s a curious observer who likes to sit back and watch the volunteers and new people who visit the shelter. She’s eager to learn and has an enthusiasm for life that she would like to share with you. Grace will be the most loyal companion you could ever ask for and all she wants in return is your love. She is a fully grown adult weighing 43 pounds and is eagerly waiting for a special family to find her and welcome her into their home. 


Nikki is a one year old female, domestic short hair Tabby . Shei is very sweet with a welcoming personality and a charm you’ll find impossible to ignore. Nikki is a little bit shy at first, but she warms up quickly to anyone who gives her a little love and attention. She enjoys basking in the sun and can usually be found napping in the sun’s rays out on the porch of the Defense League's adult Cattery. Nikki loves belly rubs and a good chin scratch, she will rub up against your legs and give you head bumps to show her gratitude. Nikki weighs 7 pounds and doesn’t need a big home to feel comfortable.

Update - Romeo was adopted on January 11, 2012

Romeo is an enthusiastic one year old Boxer mix. He absolutely loves to be showered with attention and affection. Romeo is seeking a family who can include him in their daily routine and make plenty of time for him. He will not pass up an opportunity to be handled by his human friends, anytime with a human is good time for him. He enjoys playing interactive games and going on walks to discover new places. He is the kind of guy who wants to be your best buddy whenever you’re together. He currently weighs 36 pounds and is eager to join your loving family.

All three animals are neutered, micro-chipped and current on their vaccinations. Learn more about them by reading their "pet personals" online at You can meet them in person at the Animal Defense League located at 11300 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


10/24/11 - Update - Dezi was adopted on October 21, 2011

Dezi is a beautiful, affectionate cat.  He currently resides in the cattery at the Animal Defense League.  He loves to rub against your legs and will flop down at your feet for a belly rub. If he's in the mood, he will jump in your lap for a cuddle or maybe let you hold him.  He's about two years old, so he still has some playfulness. He is also good with other cats.

During the month of October, he can be adopted for only $20 as part of the Animal Defense League's celebration of Adopt a Shelter Pet Month.

New Mission

This blog originally started as a way to feature three puppies that were found abandoned in the street and to find them permanent homes. That mission was accomplished, so now this space will feature other animals available for adoption in San Antonio shelters.

I learned a lot about the city's shelters and the life of an abandoned animal through volunteering at the Animal Defense League and through my experience fostering abandoned puppies. I have come to love many of the animals at the shelter and want to do what I can to help them get adopted.  Sure, the time I spend there walking dogs and socializing the cats is important. As is fostering young and injured animals so they can be adopted.  But helping to spread the word about them is even more important.  There are so many wonderful animals in the city's shelters. The shelters do a great job caring for them, but every animal deserves a loving home. If you are thinking of getting a pet, please visit the local shelters. Spend some time with the animals to get to know them - your companion is out there waiting for you! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Puppy Update

Great news!! All three puppies have now been adopted. Brownie was adopted after only two days in the shelter. Her family came to pick her up on Saturday, September 24. Big Boy and Baby were transferred to Austin Pets Alive, a no-kill shelter in Austin. Baby's family found her on September 25. Big Boy (aka Sundance) was picked up by his family on September 26.