When you adopt a dog, you save a life.

Please have a look at all the amazing dogs we have for adoption in our centers and our foster program. If you would like more information on a pet found here please email Be sure to include the pet’s name and ID# in the subject line. In the email please include your phone number and email address and someone will contact you as soon as possible. (Please allow 24 hours for return contact)

Take a look at our SAPA! Urgents and Adoptables Facebook page for dogs in immediate need of foster or adoption.

To see what each adoption requires and includes, please visit our Adopt page.

Adoption Application Disclaimer:  Filling out the adoption application does NOT guarantee a hold or confirmation of adoption on the pet you applied for.  All applications are reviewed and must be accepted by our trained counselors before a pet is adopted.  Please allow 24-48 hours for our adoption team to contact you in regards to your application.







OUSETRAINED: Yes! Elf does all his business outside. FAVORITE TOYS: Elf is still figuring out what toys he loves best. He will sometimes chase tennis balls or try to chew on stuffed toys. FAVORITE TREATS: Cheese is his favorite. BASIC COMMANDS: He is working on sit WALKS WELL ON A LEASH: Elf doesn't pull a lot on the leash but doesn't walk in a straight line. We are working on his leash skills. DOG-FRIENDLY: Yes! Elf lived with two other dogs in his foster home. He liked to chase his foster sister while she played fetch and nip at her heels but got along fine with both dogs. CAT-FRIENDLY: Elf has not seen a cat yet. CHILD-FRIENDLY: Yes! Elf lived with a three-year-old and one-year-old in foster care. He will crouch down a little afraid when children (or anyone) move fast towards him but then sits still for them to pet him. CRATE TRAINED: Yes! Elf slept happily at night in a crate and had free reign of the house during the day. Elf didn't once chew on anything when left out. WHERE DOES HE/SHE SLEEP: Usually in his crate but when left out he slept happily on a dog bed or the couch. WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR FOSTER DOG: Elf is a sweet guy who loves his person. He will cuddle or sleep quietly on his bed when inside and play happily when outside. He rarely barks and is simply wonderful. I am living in a San Antonio Pets Alive! foster home. By adopting me, you not only give me a new leash on life; you also save the life of an additional pet who can be rescued from euthanasia and placed in foster care. If you are interested in adopting me, please email with my name and ID#. Please allow up to 24 hours to respond, as all fosters work on a volunteer basis. To find out how you can get involved and help turn San Antonio into a no-kill city, please visit

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