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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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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

Woof, woof!  Meow, meow! Roar!

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


Presidential Pets


Books @ Your Library

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House-Training Your Dog - Charlotte Schwartz; Isabelle Francais (Photographer); Bernd Brinkmann (Photographer); Carol Ann Johnson (Photographer); Alice Van Kempen (Photographer); Michael Trafford (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781593784249
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
A positive-training approach to house-training dogs of all ages, from puppies to senior dogs. Includes crate training, house training, understanding your dog's behaviors and communication. Book includes photo on each page, and fully indexed.

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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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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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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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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 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.

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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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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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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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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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