Upcoming Events


The Big Fix

St Mary's University

One Camino Santo Maria Rd

San Antonio, TX 78228

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

*By Appointment Only*


Adoption Events

Residences at La Cantera

6215 Via La Cantera

San Antonio, TX 78256

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

11AM - 3PM


Whole Earth Provisions Co

255 E Basse Rd

San Antonio, TX 78209

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

11AM - 4PM






Do you have your pups "Howl-o-Ween" costume picked out yet? This fun frightful holiday is only weeks away, so let the creativity begin to flow! Have some cute pictures you'd like to share of your rescue in their favorite costume? We would love to see them!


The 4th Annual "Dia de Los Perros" is here again! November 1st at The Cove from 12-5pm, come hang with us and support spay and neuter outreach! There will be live music, food, and costume contests for your pet. Spay and Neuter is the most effective way to save lives in San Antonio, so why not have a little fun while supporting the cause? See you there!














We all know how fun Halloween can be, but our pups on the other hand may not agree with us as much! Here are a few things to think about when you're preparing for this years spooky holiday.

Watch those costumes. If you've already chosen a costume for your pet, be sure it's not something they can get tangled up in. Many costumes have pieces that can be potentially harmful and be a choking hazard.

Halloween decorations. You might be one to decorate the house in the Halloween spirit, but think about what will be on display. Easy-to-reach decor and candles can be knocked over and be hazardous.

Noise can affect your pet. Dogs and cats can be affected and anxiety ridden due to the incessant ringing of the doorbell, small fireworks, and squeals from the trick or treaters. Before the festivities begin, be sure to create a safe, quiet, comfortable spot in your home for your pet to keep them calm from the craziness of Halloween.

No Candy. Chocolate can be toxic to animals, so keep an eye on your buckets of candy and out of reach for your pets!









Sometimes things just work out. For Scarlett, everything fell into place and fate said "Go home!" We'd received a wonderful application for Ms. Scarlett from couple in Michigan, Roy and Susan Hornfeld. They'd seen her online and just knew she was the one. With flight restrictions and costs though, they just weren't able to get her there. No transport stepped up, and it seemed like Scarlett was just going to have to find a great home more locally.

It was then that our staff member Bridget, originally from Michigan, let us know she was heading home for her brother's wedding, and would love to give Scarlett a ride! Roy and Susan were ecstatic and began preparing for Scarlett's arrival, buying her a toy of her own, placing her bed in the perfect spot and purchasing her brand new collar and leash. On the 13th of Oct, Scarlett and Bridget headed out onto the road. Scarlett was the perfect passenger, sitting comfortably in the seat and occasionally sticking her head out the window to feel the breeze. At each rest stop she would hop out and explore the area, running a bit to stretch out her legs. Spending the night in Nashville, she made friends with the other pups and the folks they stayed with.

Day 2 in the car, Scarlett continued to enjoy her adventure. Making it in record time, the arrival at her new home was so exciting! With a few treats, Scarlett was comfortable and head over heels for her awesome new family!

From Susan, "I think she sees me as a good Mom and I certainly see her as a great dog. Thank you for seeing to it that we ended up together".

Congratulations Roy, Susan and Scarlett!













Grain Free Blueberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a medium sized bowl, combine both flours together. In a small bowl, beat egg and add olive oil and blueberries. Combine with flour mixture.

3. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, and spoon dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

Thanks to Lola the Pitty for this recipe! Click here to see previous recipes.















After a long day at work, you come home to a note from your neighbor saying your dog has yet again, been howling and barking the entire day. You open the door to find your pup spinning around in circles as if he's eaten an entire bag of sugar, and you notice the blinds are now torn down from the wall and chewed to shreds. If any of these sound familiar to you, you might be dealing with separation anxiety! Here are a few ways to help.

1. Exercise. Before feeding time, take your dog for a brisk walk in the morning. This will get out at least a little bit of their energy.

2. No touch, talk, or eye contact. Don't get in the habit of making it a big deal when you leave or return for the day. This way, you're letting your dog know it's not a big deal when you're away. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may need to practice this for 5 minutes up to an hour.

3. Say goodbye way before you actually leave. Sometimes it can be a little hard to not look at your dog or give them any attention. Try loving on them about 15 minutes before you leave, that way you don't feel as bad and they still get an ample amount of affection, and you can stick to the routine, too!

4. Stay calm and assertive. When you're ready to leave for work leave behind the guilty, nervous and concerned feelings. Instead, let your dog know everything is going to be okay by remaining calm and assertive. This kind of leader can assist in easing separation in dogs.

5. Start out small. Leave your dog alone for just 5 minutes at a time, then extend the time to 20 minutes, and then an hour. Continue to increase the time until you are able to stay away.














Meet Gibson! This handsome fella and his sister found themselves at the Pleasanton Animal Control after their owner was taken to a nursing home and couldn't take them with her. These beautiful pups were hanging out in the kennels for over 30 days, and we decided to step in and help them turn their unfortunate situation into a happy ending!

Gibson is an absolute gentleman. He is quiet, well-mannered and eats up every ounce of attention he can get. He makes friends with anyone he meets, four-legged or human, lets his playful goofy side come out and roll over on his back. He appears to be housebroken, does beautifully with kids, and will make a fantastic family dog. Gibson is ready to settle into a place he can call home, forever. If you'd like to meet this handsome blue-eyed boy, fill out an application today!







Ramsey

"Emma, my other dog, and I lost our little gentleman, Hank, after almost eight years of companionship and we have been searching for just the right match for almost a year. Ramsey aka Puppy aka Bravo has been such a joy already and just what we needed!

We are working on getting him to not put his teeth on humans and to understand the command "stay". We will soon be in obedience classes, and no telling what we will learn there! He and Emma have neat seatbelt tethers and harnesses for traveling safely in the back seat and we have already made a few trips around town. We are getting walks twice a day, and we've had several wonderful trips to the dog park. We will soon go to my son's house in Timberwood Park, where there is a really big yard to run around in and another dog to play with. Next on the list is an intro trip to the new vet and some Fall treks with the Nature Hounds group to Eisenhower Park and points beyond, possibly Lost Maples. Thanks, again, for saving this wonderful creature."











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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