Helping Homeless Companion Animals in Schertz, Texas and Surrounding Areas
Homes for Pets is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to companion animal rescue and community education. Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated and any donation, large or small, helps us continue our work.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
The first annual Paws for Soccer Charity Game in memory of Savanna Marie Kindt helped raise over $4,000 in support of Homes for Pets. Thank you to all who participated and donated! Read more about Savanna’s Wish. Click the button below to donate to Homes for Pets in honor of Savanna’s Wish.
Fellow animal lovers, I have a special program that will help support this worthwhile organization. My name is Robert Smith, and I work as a sales professional at Jordan Ford. I was introduced to Homes for Pets, and President Lisa Connolly at our first annual chili cookoff fund raiser that raised over $700 for the charity. I came up with a program to help these wonderful animals on a constant basis. A donation of $50 will be made to Homes for Pets with every vehicle that I sell from Jordan Ford when you mention this Homes for Pets program to me.
Call Robert Smith, 830-660-1504, for an appointment today!
*w.a.c.*, Must ask for Robert Smith to be valid.
We would like to thank the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation for a $2,000 spay/neuter grant!
The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, families and pets, in need of a helping paw. With the sale of each full-sized Bearemy’s Kennel Pals® friend -- a collection of Build A Bear Workshop® plush dogs -- one dollar is donated to domestic pet programs including local animal shelters, stray pet rescue and rehabilitation organizations, and pet education programs around the country. These funds are available to qualified non-profit organizations in the United States and Canada. Visit www.buildabear.com for more information.
Homes for Pets offers a Good Manners basic obedience class to teach dog owners how to train their dogs the watch me, sit, come, down, stay and leave it commands as well as walk politely on a loose leash. Class is seven weeks long and is held on Saturday mornings at Four Paws Inn in Converse. The fee for class is $90.00, which is a donation to Homes For Pets. There is a $20.00 discount for dogs adopted from a shelter or rescue group (documentation may be requested). Veterinary documentation of current rabies vaccinations is required.
Please contact Harriett Higgs for registration information:
210-823-1867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our badly injured, finally rescued puppy named Paco, is recovering nicely and shown here being comforted by the Spurs Coyote! He was dragged from a vehicle or thrown from a car - we are not sure. Any donations toward Paco's massive vet bills would be immensely appreciated! Please go to “Make a Donation” on our web site to donate via Paypal, or send donations to:
Homes for Pets
P.O. Box 605
Schertz, TX 78154
(photo courtesy Keri Austin)
Many Thanks to
Thanks to Tomlinson’ Pet Store in New Braunfels or inviting Homes For Pets to participate in their 2013 Holiday Pet Food Donation Drive. This year’s event will take place from 11/29 through 12/24. During that time, all of our customers will be given the opportunity to purchase a bag of food for donation at any of our stores. They will be informed of the groups their donation benefits and that the pet food companies are matching all donations.
Please consider visiting Tomlinson's Pet Store in New Braunfels at 1683 W Hwy 46 at Loop 337 Suite 200 to make a donation. All food donations received as a result of this drive will benefit Homes For Pets foster animals.
More donors ...
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(above) A magnanimous donation from Wellmed, and Fifi and Fido's, presented to us at the Fiesta El Perro Loco event!
(above) A generous donation from the San Antonio Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors, as part of the Picnic with your Pooch fundraiser!
(below) A wonderful donation from City Girl Society (CGS) who are now also sponsors, and are involved in volunteering with our annual Spring Fund Raiser, the Doggie Dash!
Helpful Pet Articles:
Information on Heartworm - Many of the dogs we rescue and would like to rescue turn out to be heartworm positive. Read more about heartworms, and how to prevent them . . .
More information on Heartworm Treatment Aftercare (PDF File)
Need information on crate training and house training your dog or puppy? Click here . . .
Why mixed breeds make great companion animals
Puppy Myths: Yes, they are adorable. But puppies aren't for everybody. They require a tremendous amount of time and commitment, not to mention patience! Read more . . .
Adopting an older cat - the possibilities are endless! Read more . . .
Chewing solutions (PDF file)
Crate training (PDF file)
What to do if you find a lost dog or cat (PDF file)
For all Pet Rescuers
Resources about the safety of pet food:
Maren Phillips, a San Antonio, Texas artist, specializes in portraits in pencil and watercolor as well as oil.. Maren received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1972 from the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.
"I love doing portraits of dogs, the wonderful expressions and personality of these critters, and getting to know them when I work directly from my subjects."
Maren travels extensively throughout the United States attending dog shows, horse shows, and cat shows, where she creates portraits of her subjects on site from live sittings or from photographs. Visit Maren's web site to see her portraits and call her or email her to have a portrait done of your pet.
Planning a vacation?
Pet boarding made simple
Alamo Pet People - 210-838-7770
Professional In-Home Pet Sitting Service
“We love them when you have to leave them.”
Four Paws Inn
Camp Bow Wow is a fun place for your dog to go, and just be themselves! They have boarded dogs for us over the years, and they are a tremendous support to rescue groups and rescue efforts. A big woof of thanks to the Camp Bow Wow staff!
Camp Bow Wow
Need a pet crate? - Visit www.PetCratesDirect.com
Pet Door and Hidden Fence Installations
Mobile DJ Service
Previous Years - Doggie Dash Results and Photos:
2012 Race Results
Doggie Dash Photos:
2012 :: 2011 :: 2010