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San Antonio, TX 78229
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When looking for your new forever companion, there are a lot of factors to be considered. While most people are usually drawn to a dog based on their cuteness factor, a dog’s personality is what should really determine whether or not they are the perfect dog for you. Here are two dogs with different personalities that were guests in the shelter. They are equally cute and about the same size, but they could not be more different from each other.
Maximus - Adopted
Maximus is 9 months old and full of energy. In his cage he may just look excited to see you, but as soon as he gets into an open space he’ll take off running. Because of his leaping and bounding nature, he has already earned the nickname “the energizer bunny”. There is no doubt that Maximus was born to be part of a large and active family. He will be the perfect dog to grow up with active kids who will never get tired of playing fetch or running around the yard with him.
Gardenia - Adopted!
On the other hand, Gardenia is 5 year old and loves nothing more than to sit by your side and be petted. She is truly in her element when she is cuddling close to you. She is also very mellow would do a great job walking slowly on a leash or leisurely walking around the house with you. Gardenia is a low maintenance, middle-aged girl that would make the perfect companion for an older, less active couple.
Though Maximus and Gardenia are very similar in size and cuteness, they are polar opposites. So how will you know which dog is right for you? Our helpful staff spends lots of time with all of our animals and is ready to help find the perfect fit for you, whether it’s a Maximus, a Gardenia, or a dog somewhere in between. Stop by the San Antonio Humane Society today and spend some time with our animals to make sure you’re taking home the perfect forever companion for you. We look forward to introducing you to your new best friend!
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Children and Dogs: Important Information for Parents
Crate Training Your Dog
Dealing with Normal Puppy Behavior Nipping and Rough Play
Dealing with Normal Puppy Chewing
Developmental Stages Of Puppy Behavior
Dog Bite Prevention and Treatment
Dog Toys And How To Use Them
Dominance in Dogs
Housetraining Your Puppy
How to Solve the Digging Problem
How to Use a Head Halter
Helping Your Dog Overcome the Fear of Startling Noises
Inside or Out Making Your Dog Part of the Family
Introducing Your New Dog To Your Resident Dog
Keeping Your Dog Confined To Your Property
New Puppy Dog Supplies
Newborn Puppies - How to take care of them
Nothing in Life is Free
Puppy & Dog Care
Re-Housetraining Your Adult Dog
Sample Aversives for Dogs
Submissive and Excitement Urination
The Canine Escape Artist
The Educated Dog
The Fearful Dog
Understanding Aggressive Behavior In Dogs
Why Dogs Bite - A Guideline For Children
Aversives For Cats
Cat Toys And How To Use Them
Choosing a Kitten
Destructive Scratching in Cats
Developmental Stages Of Kitten Behavior
Discouraging Roaming Cats
Feline Social Behavior and Aggression Between Family Cats
Indoors is Best
Introducing Your New Cat To Your Other Pets
Managing Your Kitten's Rough Play
Newborn Kittens - How to take care of them
Allergies in Pets!
Moving With Your Pet
Pet Theft Prevention
Preparing Your Pet For Baby's Arrival
Successful Cleaning to Remove Pet Odors and Stains
To Spay or Neuter
Territorial Marking Behavior In Dogs And Cats
Unusual Eating Habits In Dogs And Cats
Quality of Life to the End of Life (By Alice E. Villalobos, D.V.M., DPNAP)
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