The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is the only large public intake shelter in San Antonio to have regularly scheduled intake appointments for individuals attempting to find placement for owned, lost, or stray pets. We are a nonprofit, no-kill organization that does not euthanize for space. We regularly operate near or at capacity. This means we are only able to receive dogs and cats as others are adopted and space becomes available.

Intake Process:

Surrender Fees:

In order to help offset the cost of pet care while in the shelter, we require a scheduling fee at the time we contact you to schedule the intake appointment. This fee is based on the pet’s age, species, and any additional required testing.
Puppies/Dogs 6 months and over: $35 each
Kittens/Cats 6 months and over:
$35 each 
Kittens under 6 months of age: 
Puppies under 6 months of age:
$35/ litter

Additional Fees:
Required Parvo Test for puppies under 1 year old: $29/test (pricing varies for litters)

Please note if the payment is not received, we cannot reserve the appointment.

Intake Surrender Forms

To help ensure your visit runs as smoothly and quickly as possible, please download and fill out the proper forms below before arriving at the shelter:
Stray Surrender Form
Owned Cat Surrender Form
Owned Dog Surrender Form

All animals are vaccinated upon intake, and will be spayed/neutered before going home to their new adopters. All potential pet owners are screened and interviewed prior to adoption in order to find the best fitting home for every pet.

ALL intake takes place at our Leeu Naylor Medical Building!