Adoption Events

Whole Earth Provisions Co

Alamo Quarry Market

255 E Basse Rd

San Antonio, TX 78209

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

10AM - 3PM

The SA Urban Pet Market

Travis Park, 301 E Travis St

San Antonio, TX 78205

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

10AM - 2PM

Pearl Brewery Farmers Market

303 Pearl Parkway #300

San Antonio, TX 78215

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

9AM - 1PM

So you've heard the hype about our upcoming Race for the Rescues 5K, but maybe running isn't your thing! Have you considered being a Volunteer? This is a perfect way to still be a part of the fun, and we could definitely use the extra hand! Click here for more information on how you can help!

"The Wag" is back with Volume 3! Be sure you are up-to-date with all of SNIPSA's latest stories, news, and life-saving victories. Check it out today!

All throughout the year, SNIPSA rescues animals that need extensive surgeries, blood transfusions, undergo heart worm treatment and the list goes on and on. On these sponsorship pages, you will see just a few of the animals that have needed extra medical attention and may not have received it if it weren't for your help.

Your $200 sponsorship will help cover the cost of medical needs, surgeries, medicine, and will also help many more animals that are out roaming the streets in similar situations. In honor of your generous donation, a sign will be made with your name along with a picture of the dog you choose to sponsor, and will be displayed at the finish line of the 7th Annual Race for the Rescues 5k on September 27th. Click here to see the full list of animals waiting to be sponsored, and for more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of homeless and abandoned animals in San Antonio.

The Moore Family has been a cherished SNIPSA foster family for many years, constantly opening their home to dogs that have lost their limbs to cancer, severe fractures or car accidents. They have taken on cases that might be an issue for some families. Animals with social issues take extra time because they've been in a bad situation and require more attention and consistency. Recently, The Moore Family was featured in the San Antonio Express News and acknowledged for their efforts of fostering for animal rescues in San Antonio, and for their love of helping the "underdogs", although, the "Tripod Squad" is no different than the rest.

As humans, when we think about a pet having a limb amputated, we associate it with tragedy and assume that life will be more difficult for them due to having one less limb than any other dog. But faster than we can blink, an amputation becomes old news to them! They can run just as fast (or faster!) than the rest of the pack, still enjoy life and can partake in activities just as a dog with all four limbs would. The next time you start to feel sorry for a pup with 3 legs, think again; their quality of life was improved by losing that limb and they don't even notice a difference!

Thank you to The Moore Family and all of our foster families for the constant effort in helping SNIPSA get more homeless animals off the streets, and to Tom Reel for featuring this article.

Chicken and Spinach Treats


  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 3 Tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix all ingredients together. Separate into pieces, roll into balls and flatten into patties.

3. Bake for 10-15 minutes and cool before letting your pup enjoy!

Thanks to Zippy the Whippet for this recipe! Click here to see previous recipes.

Just like human feet are important to take care of, your pups feet are too important to take care of too! We wouldn't walk on the hot pavement without shoes to protect our feet, and the same goes for your pup. Here are a few tips to make sure those paws are in tip top shape!

1. Trimming. If you here a "click click click" when your pup walks on your floor, check those paws! It might be time for a nail trim, because nails should just barely skim the ground. If your dog has long hair, be sure to check the hair is trimmed and even with the pad; matted hair can be painful.

2. Cracked Pads. Pads do crack and bleed if they get too dry. Look for pad moisturizers specifically for designed for canines with dried out paws.

3. Summertime care. Though you may not know it, dogs can feel the heat on their paws just like humans do. Be sure to keep this in mind when you're walking your dog on cement during the heat of the summer!

4. Wintertime care. Exposure to cold weather could also cause your dogs paws to dry out and become cracked. We may not have extreme winters in Texas, but your dogs paws are still exposed to winter damage.

5. Cuts and scrapes. Occasionally dogs can cut the pad of their paw and require a little TLC. Clean out the cut with anti-bacterial wash, apply anti-bacterial cream and bandage their paw. They may not like it, but it will make their paws feel better in the long run!

Just look into those beautiful eyes and you will know why Animal Care Services staff didn't want to euthanize this sweet girl! They actually held onto her for 3 weeks waiting for a rescue to step up. Mozzarella arrived to ACS with a broken hip and multiple puncture wounds. She had obviously been hit by a car and didn't receive the medical attention she deserved. Despite not feeling her best, she was very mild mannered, allowing staff to manipulate her painful leg. X-rays were taken and Mozzarella was scheduled for surgery to fix her broken hip.

On top of the orthopedic injury, she also tested positive for heart worms - we had our work cut out with this girl! We are happy to report she has undergone treatment and is better than ever! Mozzarella is an easy dog to care for - she will loves lay on her bean bag and watch the world go by. She is quiet and content and does beautifully with other dogs and children. Her foster mom reports that if she could foster 5 more Mozzarellas, she would in a heartbeat. So if you are in search of a laid back, friendly, smart, and devoted "pocket-sized" Labrador - consider Mozzarella! Watch her video!


"I adopted Gumby in May of 2014, just a few days after my 14 year old lab, Karma, died. My other dog Lucky (also from SNIPSA) and I were so extremely sad so I looked on the SNIPSA website and saw a video of Gumby. I instantly knew he would be perfect for both of us.

When I brought Gumby home he immediately bonded with Lucky and they have been best buddies since. They wrestle and play together all day long, and they even sleep together. They’re inseparable. Gumby is so sweet and mellow and loves to relax on the couch, go for car rides, and go for long walks – just like Karma. Everyone who meets Gumby loves him and of course Lucky and I love him so, so much too.

Thank you SNIPSA for rescuing Gumby from the euthanasia room so that he can now have a forever loving home with us! I can’t imagine my life without him."

SNIPSA rocked it again at June's Big Fix spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and microchipping 285 dogs and cats for a westside neighborhood. It never ceases to amaze us the need for service as people line up just after sunrise with pets in tow- dogs arriving in purses, HEB Buddy Bucks totes, grocery carts, and even a cat in its very own Thin Mint Box. People are determined to get their pets to the event and come up with the most creative means of transport.

Again, we send out our deepest appreciation to St. Benavides Community Center for hosting us, to ACS for partnering with SNIPSA through its Pets for Life Grant, and to the vast number of volunteers, staff, veterinarians, and supporters who cheerlead us through our mission. The Big Fix continues to be a successful model in reducing euthanasia by meeting people and pets right where they are...offering free service on a Saturday in the heart of their neighborhood. Booya...with your help...may we continue to SAVE LIVES. Click here to see the video gallery from the latest Big Fix.

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