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  • Dog Training Classes

    Jenna

    Every pet is unique as their personality! We understand that not all dogs are naturally social or obedient, and sometimes our pets need a little extra attention, patience, and education to earn their “good dog” stamp of approval. We offer a variety of social and obedience classes for you and your pet to join, so be sure to take advantage before classes fill up!

    Our Training Philosophy:
    We focus on positive reinforcement to make training fun for both you and your dog. Positive training techniques create a great bonding experience between you and your pet and will teach your dog skills they will use the rest of their life. We do not recommend the use of prong, choke, or shock collars in any of our training classes and believe every pet is capable of learning new skills without making use of painful and outdated training techniques.

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    Jenna, our dog trainer, has roughly 15 years of experience working with dogs and other animals, and she received her ABCDT certification in 2010.


    Info Classes  Benefits

    You can also call 210-226-7461 or e-mail training@sahumane.org with any questions.

    Our Dog Training Volunteer team is working hard every day with our adoptable pets to help them find their forever homes. If you are interested in joining our volunteers in training our adoptable dogs, please visit our volunteer page and begin the application process today!

    For advice on some common behavior problems please consult the following resources:

    Potty Training  
    Crate Training
    Chewing
    Barking

    Certifications

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  • It's HOT!

    Hot Weather Tips to avoid emergency situations and heatstroke in pets.

    Puppies Drinking Water

    • Exercise early in the morning and late evening when it is a bit cooler. Avoid the midday heat. It can be dangerous.

    • Be careful of pad burns on hot pavement and metal surfaces, this can make your pet uncomfortable and/or sensitive. If possible, try to walk on the grass or buy booties.

    • Offer small amounts of fresh cool (without ice) water frequently during the walk. Make sure plenty of water is available in an unspillable container throughout the day.

    • During the walk watch your pet for signs of tiring and too much panting. Panting with the tongue out of his mouth completely tells you it’s time for a break.

    • Try to walk in areas where there is shade.

    Car Temperatures Outside vs Inside

    • Always provide a vast amount of fresh water for your pet. If possible a separate larger container to lie/play in is better.

    • If your pet must be outdoors, put the water bowl in the shade and check on it throughout the day to refill.

    • Some dogs love having their own kiddie pool in the yard to cool off in.

    • Use a hose or if you can let your pet swim (if your pet knows how to swim) in a lake or pool to become thoroughly wet before heading out on a walk. Evaporation will help keep your pet cool. Be sure to wet all layers of the coat, this is especially important for double-coated breeds, such as Retrievers, for maximum cooling.

    • Signs of heat stroke include (but are not limited to): body temperatures of 105-110F degrees; excessive fast and desperate panting; dark or bright red tongue and gums; staggering; seizures; bloody diarrhea or vomiting; coma; or death. It is good to learn how to take your pet’s temperature in the event of an emergency.

    • The short-nosed breeds, like Bulldogs and Pugs, large heavy-coated or dark colored breeds, and those dogs with heart or respiratory problems are more at risk for heat stroke.

    • If you believe your pet has a heat stroke, seek veterinary attention immediately! Use cool water, not ice water, to cool your pet off. Very cold water will cause constriction of the blood vessels and slow down cooling. Do not aid cooling below 103 F degrees - some animals can actually get Hypothermic, or too cold. Offer ice cubes for the pet to lick on until you can reach your veterinarian. Use rubbing alcohol on pads of feet and throat if a water hose is not available.

    • Just because your pet has cooled down and seems OK, do NOT assume everything is fine. Seek veterinary care immediately. Heat stroke can cause damage to kidneys, liver and heart long after the temperature has been brought back down.

    • Do not assume your pet knows when to stop! Dogs with no “quitter” like healers,  jack russels, and other “hyper” dogs can run themselves into a heat stroke or exhaustion without hesitation. Always make sure you have control of your pet during times of extreme temperatures.

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Featured Articles

  • 1 Dog Training Classes
  • 2 It's HOT!
  • 3 Urgent needs wishlist
  • 4 Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic
  • Dog Training Classes

    Jenna

    Every pet is unique as their personality! We understand that not all dogs are naturally social or obedient, and sometimes our pets need a little extra attention, patience, and education to earn their “good dog” stamp of approval. We offer a variety of social and obedience classes for you and your pet to join, so be sure to take advantage before classes fill up!

    Our Training Philosophy:
    We focus on positive reinforcement to make training fun for both you and your dog. Positive training techniques create a great bonding experience between you and your pet and will teach your dog skills they will use the rest of their life. We do not recommend the use of prong, choke, or shock collars in any of our training classes and believe every pet is capable of learning new skills without making use of painful and outdated training techniques.

    SignUp

    Jenna, our dog trainer, has roughly 15 years of experience working with dogs and other animals, and she received her ABCDT certification in 2010.


    Info Classes  Benefits

    You can also call 210-226-7461 or e-mail training@sahumane.org with any questions.

    Our Dog Training Volunteer team is working hard every day with our adoptable pets to help them find their forever homes. If you are interested in joining our volunteers in training our adoptable dogs, please visit our volunteer page and begin the application process today!

    For advice on some common behavior problems please consult the following resources:

    Potty Training  
    Crate Training
    Chewing
    Barking

    Certifications

    Read More
  • It's HOT!

    Hot Weather Tips to avoid emergency situations and heatstroke in pets.

    Puppies Drinking Water

    • Exercise early in the morning and late evening when it is a bit cooler. Avoid the midday heat. It can be dangerous.

    • Be careful of pad burns on hot pavement and metal surfaces, this can make your pet uncomfortable and/or sensitive. If possible, try to walk on the grass or buy booties.

    • Offer small amounts of fresh cool (without ice) water frequently during the walk. Make sure plenty of water is available in an unspillable container throughout the day.

    • During the walk watch your pet for signs of tiring and too much panting. Panting with the tongue out of his mouth completely tells you it’s time for a break.

    • Try to walk in areas where there is shade.

    Car Temperatures Outside vs Inside

    • Always provide a vast amount of fresh water for your pet. If possible a separate larger container to lie/play in is better.

    • If your pet must be outdoors, put the water bowl in the shade and check on it throughout the day to refill.

    • Some dogs love having their own kiddie pool in the yard to cool off in.

    • Use a hose or if you can let your pet swim (if your pet knows how to swim) in a lake or pool to become thoroughly wet before heading out on a walk. Evaporation will help keep your pet cool. Be sure to wet all layers of the coat, this is especially important for double-coated breeds, such as Retrievers, for maximum cooling.

    • Signs of heat stroke include (but are not limited to): body temperatures of 105-110F degrees; excessive fast and desperate panting; dark or bright red tongue and gums; staggering; seizures; bloody diarrhea or vomiting; coma; or death. It is good to learn how to take your pet’s temperature in the event of an emergency.

    • The short-nosed breeds, like Bulldogs and Pugs, large heavy-coated or dark colored breeds, and those dogs with heart or respiratory problems are more at risk for heat stroke.

    • If you believe your pet has a heat stroke, seek veterinary attention immediately! Use cool water, not ice water, to cool your pet off. Very cold water will cause constriction of the blood vessels and slow down cooling. Do not aid cooling below 103 F degrees - some animals can actually get Hypothermic, or too cold. Offer ice cubes for the pet to lick on until you can reach your veterinarian. Use rubbing alcohol on pads of feet and throat if a water hose is not available.

    • Just because your pet has cooled down and seems OK, do NOT assume everything is fine. Seek veterinary care immediately. Heat stroke can cause damage to kidneys, liver and heart long after the temperature has been brought back down.

    • Do not assume your pet knows when to stop! Dogs with no “quitter” like healers,  jack russels, and other “hyper” dogs can run themselves into a heat stroke or exhaustion without hesitation. Always make sure you have control of your pet during times of extreme temperatures.

    Read More
  • Urgent needs wishlist

    We need you! Any help is appreciated!

    - Newspaper
    - Blankets
    - Blue and black pens
    - Dog treats for training
    - Rubbing alcohol
    - Feline shredded or sliced pet food of any brand (not the pate kind)
    - Puppy canned food
    - Mini shaker bottles
    - Baby bottles (for humans)
    - Regular & mini miracle nipples (example)
    - Formula (KMR & Esbilac)
    - Baby scale (for neonates)
    - Digital kitchen scales (for newborns)
    - Plain (as in no flavor) Electrolyte packets
    - Karo Corn Syrup
    - Snack size containers/tupperware
    - Paper towels

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    Click here for our complete wishlist
    Other ways to donate

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  • Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic

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    8034 City Base Landing
    San Antonio, TX 78235
    210-963-7150

    Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday – Saturday
    7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Closed on all major holidays

    For Wellness Clinic schedule please see our events list


    Current Promotions | Spay/Neuter Services | Wellness Clinic Services

    San Antonio residents looking for low-cost options to keep their pets healthy now have a new resource in the Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic!

    The new building is operated by the San Antonio Humane Society and owned by the city of San Antonio located on Brooks.

    The Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and Wellness Clinics. Preventative care services include vaccines, heartworm testing, microchipping and more!

    Questions? Looking for more info?

    Please contact the Brooks Spay/Neuter Clinic front desk:
    E-mail: brooks@sahumane.org
    Call: 210-963-7150

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What's Hot

  • Adoptable Dogs & Puppies +

    Adoption fees for Dogs:
    Puppies 7 months and under - $135
    Dogs 8 months and older - $50
    Fees vary for our Guardian Angel and Ambassador pets.

    This adoption fee includes: spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, microchip, de-wormer, flea and heartworm prevention, complimentary wellness exam (within 5 days of adoption) and complimentary follow up care (within 14 days of adoption) at any VCA animal hospital , and 30 days 24PetWatch Pet Insurance.

    For more information, visit the San Antonio Humane Society at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. or call 210-226-7461.

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  • Adoptable Cats & Kittens +

    Adoption fees for Cats:
    Kittens 7 months and under - $70
    Cats 8 months and older - $35
    Fees vary for our Guardian Angel and Ambassador pets.

    This adoption fee includes: spay/neuter surgery, first set of vaccinations, microchip, fiv/felv test, de-wormer, flea prevention, complimentary wellness exam (within 5 days of adoption) and complimentary follow up care (within 14 days of adoption) at any VCA animal hospital , and 30 days 24PetWatch Pet Insurance.

    For more information, visit the San Antonio Humane Society at 4804 Fredericksburg Rd. or call 210-226-7461.

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  • Adopt a Pet from the San Antonio Humane Society +

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    On this page you will find helpful information regarding what to expect when visiting our shelter and important resources for after you’ve adopted your new friend.

    Applications

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    Adoption FAQ

    Download our most common Adoption FAQ

     

    Information

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    VCA Hostpitals
    Local San Antonio VCA Animal Hospitals are pleased to offer your new companion the following:

    • Complimentary overall wellness exam
    • Complimentary 14-day follow-up care

    For more information, please call 210-226-7461.
    Find out more about VCA Animal Hospitals and their location!

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    Find out more about our 24PetWatch pet health insurance!


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