Adoptions

Would you love a teeny, tiny Chihuahua with attitude? Perhaps you’ve got the room to bring home a gentle giant like a Great Dane? Got your heart set on a magnificent "mutt"? Maybe you’re looking for a fantastic feline friend? Chances are you’ll find the pet of your dreams at Animal Care Services!

Visit our online adoption search website.

Are you ready to Adopt?

As the largest open admissions shelter in Bexar County, ACS takes in hundreds of animals every week—and many of them are in need of forever homes like yours.

How do you know if you are ready to adopt? Consider these questions:
  • Do I have time in my life for a new pet?
  • Can I see myself owning this pet for the next 10-15 years?
  • Can I afford my new pet’s food and annual veterinary care including vaccinations?
  • If renting, will my landlord allow me to have a pet?

Common Misconceptions About Pet Ownership

The kids will take care of the new pet. Perhaps for a week or two and then?

I’ve got a backyard. My new dog doesn’t need to be walked.  Being out in the yard doesn’t afford your dog enough exercise or socialization. A nice long walk with you (on a leash) will…and who doesn’t need a little more exercise ourselves?

My pet will stay inside so they don’t need to get their tags, shots, etc, right? Wrong! All pets in San Antonio are required by law to have their City License and rabies shot…at the least. Your vet can fill you in on the numerous reasons why vaccinations and annual exams are a must. You want your best friend to live a healthy, happy life, right?

Don’t forget to ask about our regular adoption specials! All animals adopted from ACS are sterilized, vaccinated*,de-wormed and microchipped. Plus each ACS pet comes with a City License. All pets must be sterilized before they can go home with you. Animal Care Services will not knowingly adopt out an intact dog or cat.

*Pets under the age of four months will need to be brought back to receive their rabies shots. No worries! This is included in their adoption fee.

Let’s get a new pet!

Can’t wait to get started? Print a ACS Adoption Application here!

So you’ve thought about it and feel like you’re ready? Come to the shelter or one of our offsite events to meet some of our dogs and cats. Keep an open mind! You never know when you’ll be hit with love at first sight! Check out our Pets Online here.

Our Adoption Counselors and Shelter staff can help you find the perfect pet for your lifestyle. Looking for a fellow couch potato? How about an early morning running partner? Maybe a snuggle buddy? Ask staff to point out some likely candidates.

Once you tour the kennels and find someone you’re interested in, the shelter staff can help you get acquainted with your new friend. Bring in the family (even the four legged members) to meet your prospective pet. Once you’ve made a decision, head to the ACS Adoption Center to complete your adoption.

Pet Search Online

Visit our online adoption search website.

Adoption Fees

  • $86 for dogs/puppies
  • $34 for cats/kittens

On-Going Specials

Oct 2014 - Sept 2015

Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

May 2015 - Sept 2015

May 2015 - Sept 2015

Oldies But Goodies Adoption Event
$15 Feline Fridays Adoption Event
$5 Feline Fridays Adoption Event
Two-FUR-Tuesdays Adoption Event
With age comes wisdom...and a "let's chill" attitude you're gonna love! Our oldsters are ready to spend their golden years hanging with you on the couch. Love like this never gets old! $50 Adoption for all of our dogs 5 years and older. $15 for all of our cats 5 years and older. TGIF-Thank goodness it's Friday…Feline Friday, that is! Sweet cats and kittens take the spotlight during this cat-centric adoption special. It's Friday...adopt a cat! Instead of a $5 footlong, how about $5 feline? Bring home a "professional biscuit maker" for $5 on Fridays only. Why stop at 1 furry feline, when you can have 2?!?! Adopt a cat/kitten for $10 and pick out a second furry feline friend. That's TWO fro the price of ONE! Tuesdays Only!

* The above specials may be redeemed during the designated months
and normal operating hours at Animal Care Services 4710 Hwy 151

Hours of Operation

Monday — Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NOTE: The last adoption is taken 30 minutes prior to closing time. Each adoption takes about 30 minutes to process. The shelter is open to walk-ins to browse and adopt during business hours.

Barn Cats

Rodents Running Rampant? Our Cats Can Help!

Barn Cat Animal Care Services offers an environmentally-safe alternative to poisonous pest controls. Our barn cats (working cats) who aren't suited for indoor living, would love to spend their lives helping to control your warehouse, ranch, mill, or barn's rodent and pest population. All they ask for in return is shelter, food, water and care.

Best of all, when you give our barn cats (working cats) a job, you're saving the lives of homeless pets who otherwise would not have been suitable for adoption. There is NO ADOPTION FEE for barn cats, who are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped by the Department.

For more information, please contact our Adoptions Team at (210) 207-6666 or acsadoptions@sanantonio.gov.