COVID-19: Program Operations Changes

Dear fosters, volunteers and adopters, We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and shifting to adhere to CDC guidelines.  To ensure the health of our staff and fosters, we are implementing the following changes until further notice to reduce person-to-person interaction: 1.  Foster Program We are in need of fosters opening up their home […]

Letter from the Executive Director: COVID-19

Dear SAPA! Supporters,   In light of COVID-19, San Antonio Pets Alive! needs your help more than ever.  With so much uncertainty in our community and world right now, we need emergency gifts to ensure we have critical operating funding so COVID-19 does not hurt or stop our lifesaving mission. Our goal is to raise […]

Tips to a happy and safe Thanksgiving with pets

Thanksgiving is the time for family, friends and feasts–but these celebrations come with some possibly dangerous situations for your furry family member.  Follow these tips to keep your holiday full of thanks! Bones can be dangerous for your pet! Keep turkey with bones in it away from your pet.  These bones can splinter, be brittle […]

Benefits of adopting an older pet

In honor of November being “Adopt a Senior Pet” month, we have reasons why older pets are THE BEST. There are so many different aspects to consider when it comes to adopting your new furry family member: size, gender, breed, age…Many older dogs and cats in the shelters find themselves waiting a long time for […]

Halloween Safety Tips

One of the most rewarding things on Halloween may be to dress up and go trick-or-treating especially if you have children. Do you typically take your pets too or do they stay at home? On this fun-filled night, be sure to follow these five easy safety tips so that your pets are included in your […]

Lifesaving is Hard Work: A letter from our ED

Dear Fosters, I’m surrounded by San Antonio Pets Alive! lifesavers.  You all are caring and motivated doers who are on a lifesaving mission.  We work around the clock managing our careers, family responsibilities and caring for our own animals.  We then spend the rest of our time fostering animals, passing each other as we wait […]

6 Ways to Make Crate Training Easier

Crate training is an invaluable skill that can make life with your dog feel like a walk in the park. However, the process of crate training is not always as easy as anyone would like. Here are six ways to make crate training a little easier for you and your dog. 1. Start Small In […]

A letter from our Executive Director

August 9, 2019   Dear Lifesaving Partners,   It’s my pleasure to bring you an update regarding upcoming projects for San Antonio Pets Alive! (SAPA!).  SAPA!  is yet again on track to exceed its lifesaving commitment to the city of San Antonio and San Antonio Animal Care Services.  SAPA! is proud of its partnership with […]

4th of July Pet Safety Tips

  Did you know that more pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year? Fourth of July may be fun for the family, but it’s a stressful time for your furry friends. Here are our July 4th tops so you and your four-legged family members have a safe holiday! 1. […]