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Find resources to care and pamper that special member of the family, your pet.
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Animal Care Services

911: For Emergencies dealing with dangerous or unhealthy animals

311: For other animal related issues such as animals at risk, homeless or dead animals on streets 

Animal Care Services

4710 State Highway 151, San Antonio, TX  78227

Phone: (210) 207-4PET

Hours of Operation:

Adoption Center:

Tues–Fri 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday CLOSED

Drop off stray animals or owner surrendered animals

Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.


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Need advice? will help you find answers., San Antonio Express News columnist, Cathy Rosenthal, answers you pet questions.


    Welcome to SAPL's Pet Care Guide

    Photograph of Socks the Cat Standing on the Press Podium in the Press Room at the White House: 12/05/1993

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    Explore this guide to find practical information, such as where to adopt a pet, discover local pet groups and more. 


    Books @ Your Library

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    101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition - Kyra Sundance
    ISBN: 9781592538935
    Publication Date: 2014-07-01
    Offers step-by-step photo directions on training dogs to do an assortment of tricks and tasks, as well as, crafts kids can make. For example, how to teach your dog to skateboard or give a high-5. Crafts include how to make a duct tape treat bag or a crinkle dog toy and more. The book highlights the importance of building a safe and respectful relationship with your dog.

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    Ask the Fish Keeper - Marc Morrone; Amy Fernandez
    ISBN: 9781933958323
    Publication Date: 2009-08-25
    Author, Marc Morrone is a renown pet dealer and breeder, he has hosted informative animal theme shows for television and radio, among them Martha Stewart productions. His book covers all things for aquarium pets; fish food, filters, types of sea animals and more. Book includes illustrations by famous illustrator Jason O' Malley, the book especially good for beginners.

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    Catification - Jackson Galaxy; Kate Benjamin
    ISBN: 9780399166013
    Publication Date: 2014-10-14
    Co-written by Jackson Galaxy, host of the Animal Planet’s hit television series, My Cat from Hell; Jackson's book contains wonderful illustrations of cat language and ways to make your home cat friendly. Wonderful, cute book and so chic.

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    Choosing a Bird - Laura S. Jeffrey
    ISBN: 9780766040786
    Publication Date: 2013-01-01
    Covers selection, housing, diet, handling, grooming and health of a new bird.

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    How Dogs Love Us - Gregory Berns
    ISBN: 9780544114517
    Publication Date: 2013-10-22
    Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking? Neuroscientist Gregory Berns, wondered the same and in short conducted MRI scans on two of his own dogs. Dr. Berns discovered that dogs do empathize with human emotions and share so much more with us.

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    Presidential Pets - Julia Moberg; Jeff Albrecht (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 9781936140794
    Publication Date: 2012-07-01
    While it has been said, if you want a friend at the White House--get a dog. This book not only introduces dogs, but many other creatures presidents have owned, such as an alligator, tigers and ponies. Check this book out for an amusing look at animals that once resided at the White House.

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    The Cat Bible : Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know
    ISBN: 9781592403257
    According to many cats, this book is a must read.

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    Your First Aquarium - Jay F. Hemdal
    ISBN: 9780793837991
    Publication Date: 2013-12-01
    If you are new to setting up an aquarium, this book simplifies the process. Learn the how to maintain a thriving aquarium with the proper equipment, appropriate décor and the best food choices for your aquatic pets. The book also includes a guide to the best fishes for the beginner, as well types of fish to avoid in your tank.

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    The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook - Kenneth D. Fischer (Foreword by); Barbara Taylor-Laino
    ISBN: 9781592335718
    Publication Date: 2013-10-01
    Pets need healthy nutritious food too. If you have ever thought about switching your dog or cat, from store bought food to home made, more natural foods, this book offers 75 recipes for meal plans, treats and healthy snacks. Home made meals are less expensive too.


    Presidential Pets


    DVDs @ Your Library

    Essential Dog Care : three procedures that your veterinarian wants you to know
    ISBN: 808630243594
    This program for dog owners explains in a quick, fun, and easy way three procedures veterinarians want dog owners to know. Learn the right way to clip your dog's nails, brush your dog's teeth, and clean your dog's ears for a happy and healthy pet.

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    Eyewitness DVD Dog - Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
    ISBN: 9780756662998
    Publication Date: 2010-07-19
    Narrated by the actor Martin Sheen, the DVD tracks the origins of dogs from wolves to our present day domesticated pets. Discover how the wolf connections give dogs their hunting, courting, mating and social traits. Found out what a dog's life is really all about from their transformation from the wild to our loyal pets.

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    Animal Related Apps

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    National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America
    The National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America is the staple for bird watchers. The interactive app includes pictures, facts and maps, which allow users to identify various species. The app is for iOS systems, an IPad or IPhone.

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    myPets - The pet reminder
    Need to keep track of your pet's vaccinations? The iOs app will allow you to better manage essential medical information, track your pet's location, includes other features, such as maps and videos.

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    Were wondered if it was okay to give your dog a leftover piece of pizza? This app will help you distinguish what is safe for your pet to eat. The app includes a healthy rating for you to make better choices for your pet.


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