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255 E Basse Rd

San Antonio, TX 78209

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

11AM - 4PM


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203 E Jones Ave #101

San Antonio, TX 78215

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

10AM - 2PM

Rosella Coffee

203 E Jones Ave #101

San Antonio, TX 78215

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

10AM - 2PM






Throughout the year, we do our best to keep you updated with SNIPSA news, "happy tales" of success stories and adoptions, and the impact we are making in our community with Spay/Neuter outreach. If you've just joined the SNIPSA family or haven't had the chance to stay up to speed, it's not too late to join our mailing list! Click here to make sure you don't miss out this year!


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When winter comes around, we all know trips to the dog park are few and far between. Lack of exercise can lead to behavioral issues, hyperactive greetings, raiding the garbage and even increased anxiety and aggression. Here are 5 ways to meet your dogs exercise needs, even when the weather is not so good!

1. Experiment with games. Change up the games you play, as well as the toys. For dogs that like to chase, attach a stuffed animal to a rope to stimulate a predatory chase. For larger dogs, this can be done in a basement or in a garage with the car pulled out.

2. Encourage scavenging. Dogs are scavengers by nature, so channel this inner-trait! Instead of using their dog bowl, feed your dog out of a food puzzle. Kongs work really well in this case. Give them a little more exercise by tossing a treat across the room and telling them to "find it", so they can chase after it and find it with their nose.

3. Carve out quality time. Rather than keeping your dog cooped up all winter, schedule some quality time with them and take them on a date! Take them for a ride in the car to the pet store and have them pick out their favorite toy. Visit a local pet-friendly coffee shop, or drop by your Vet's office to say hi to the staff and get a few belly rubs or a treat.

4. Schedule play dates. Dogs benefit from play dates. Consider planning a play date with your pups favorite friends either in your backyard, or at the dog park. Even though it may be cold outside, a few minutes of off-leash action can keep your dog happy!

5. Create an indoor agility course. Create obstacles for your pups. Line up a few chairs as weave poles for your pup to navigate around. Toss a blanket over chairs and you've got a makeshift tunnel for your dog to run under! Use hand targeting and take breaks for obedience training and rewarding with treats as they listen to you.









What's the best Birthday gift? The one that you share!

We couldn't ask for a better gift than the one we received in honor of Ava Greenburg and her 9th birthday. When asked what she wanted for her birthday, Ava wanted to help the pets of San Antonio and asked her parents if she could sponsor a SNIPSA dog. Ava got to come into the office and meet two of our awesome adoptable dogs - Mocha and Cynnamon!

Thanks to Ava's sponsorship, Mocha and Cynnamon are able to have a second chance and a new "leash" on life! Thank you so much for thinking of our awesome pets Ava, and we hope you had an amazing birthday!













Bacon Butter Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked and finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a medium sized bowl, combine ingredients together by hand until well-combined and dough forms. If the dough crumbles, add a little water. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

3. On a floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/8 in or 1/4 in thickness. Use your pup-approved cookie cutter and start cutting! If you don't have one, cut dough into strips. It will taste just the same!

4. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Thanks to Nerds and Nomsense for this recipe! Click here to see previous recipes.















Getting ready for a new pet in your home? Here are a few tips to help get your house pet-ready!

Watch the heights. One of the most common injuries in new pets are those caused from jumping off high sofas, beds, etc. Make sure you are monitoring where your pup hangs out.

Latch the gates. Baby gates, or puppy gates in this case, can be a preventative when it comes to house-training. Place baby gates around your house for the rooms you don't want your new pup going into.

Household cleaners. While your pup is getting used to their new place, be sure the cabinets are secure and closed. Household cleaners have chemicals that are very harmful to animals.

Halt on people food. Of course, we instinctively want to spoil the new member of our family, but watch how you're doing the spoiling! Keep in mind that onions, garlic, chocolate, raisins and grapes are poisonous to your pet!














The Adventures of Cody! Anyone with small children has certainly seen this favorite pop up on their television screen more than once, and let me tell you this awesome pup would love to be curled up with the kiddos enjoying a family of his own and expanding his adventures.

Cody was found roaming the streets, hanging out at the library. If he had waited long enough he probably would have found a great family to read him stories each night but the risk on that was to high for the SNIPSA volunteer that found this sweet boy. Cody was a little nervous at first but he has certainly come out of his shell and shown us his amazing personality.

Cody's adventures since coming into rescue include living in a foster home with 6 dogs smaller than him and playing perfectly with all of them, taking trips to the dog park where he happily greeted all of the humans and canines with his charm. Cody is submissive in nature and even took a break at the park to lay on one of the obstacles with a toddler. Cody also took a little vacation to another foster home to work on his leash training and socialize with some dogs bigger than him. He did wonderful and won everyone over.

Cody is perfectly house and crate trained. He knows some basic commands and is continuing to learn more advance ones. He loves to sneak in for a cuddle anytime he can, and is ready for his family to welcome him home for good. If you are ready for the next "scenes" in the Adventures of Our Cody, please fill out an application today!







Gus

Gus was adopted from SNIPSA a while back, but unfortunately returned to the adoption program because things weren't going as well as we had planned. That only meant there was another family out there for Gus, and boy did he find it!

He was adopted by a lovely family that absolutely adores him, and even went as far as to get Gus a sister, too! Gus and Pearl have become great friends (and snuggle buddies, too!). This just goes to show that we can't give up hope just because one door closes; it just means there is another one waiting to open that is the perfect fit! We are so happy for Gus, his sister Pearl, and their wonderful parents!











It was another great day for San Antonio pet owners- 315 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered free of charge in District 3 Saturday Oct. 11th. With an outpouring of volunteers, veterinarians, service groups, and SNIPSA "regulars", we were able to pull off another successful Big Fix!

Despite a small rain shower, people lined up with umbrellas and pets in tow, eager to have their animals sterilized, vaccinated, and microchipped. Two Facebook friends even volunteered to haul their charcoal grill and cook for the army of helpers. Spay/neuter continues to be a key element in helping San Antonio reach new heights in its pet overpopulation problem.

Thank you to the City for helping us fund the event and to Councilwoman, Rebecca Viagran, for spurring on her constituents and staff to ensure a successful outcome. We will be hitting the streets again in November serving even more animals and people in need.






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