Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1:14 PM 

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.”

Mahatma Gandhi


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Lindsey’s Legacy

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Lindsey's Legacy has been set up to honor Lindsey Nicole Middleton and her lifelong passion as an advocate for all animals.  The funds in Lindsey's Legacy will be used toward animals with the most serious medical needs.  The fund will help to cover higher than normal medical costs associated with these conditions as well as ongoing costs of senior animals in our program.

Lindsey rescued and provided a loving home for numerous dogs in her short but wonderful life.  Knowing that her work will continue through this fund is a comfort to all who knew and loved her. 

Thank you to all who give in her honor.....

 


Savanna’s Wish

The third annual Paws for Soccer Charity Game was held in January, 2014, in memory of Savanna Marie Kindt.  Proceeds again were donated to 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.

 


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We Offer Dog Training!

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 caseyannie2@sbcglobal.net


Many Thanks to
Our Donors!

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Thank you to Raising Cane's in Schertz for their monthly fundraiser held for Homes for Pets!   Go by their restaurant on the first Saturday each month, and say you support Homes for Pets.  A portion of what you purchase will be donated to this humane society, at no cost to you.   We also really appreciate their collectable plush puppy sales over the holidays, whose proceeds were also donated to HFP!   Go by and see them - they are a group of howlingly friendly people!


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Our sincere thanks to Tomlinson's for their constant generosity in allowing us to hold events there, as well as their very large, much needed, pet food donations to us!   We are so happy to be involved with them!


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:


Planning a vacation?

Embarkly.com
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.”


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Four Paws Inn
 210-566-PAWS (7297)

www.FourPawsInnTX.com
 


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 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
www.campbowwow-sa.com
210-826-9969


Need a pet crate? - Visit www.PetCratesDirect.com


Pet Door and Hidden Fence Installations
www.petstop.com/sanantoniotx


Cool Productions
Mobile DJ Service
www.facebook.com/cpmdj


Previous Years - Doggie Dash Results and Photos:
2012 Race Results

Doggie Dash Photos:
2012 :: 2011 :: 2010

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Held on Saturday - May 10, 2014

Race Results - courtesy of iaapweb.com
Photos - courtesy of Cool Productions

Also visit the Schertz Humane Society’s Facebook page for more Doggie Dash photos and news

Many thanks to our Title Sponsor, Gillman Subaru
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2013 Race Results (PDF files)
5K Run with Dog
5K Run 
2013 Doggie Dash Photos

Previous Year Doggie Dash Photos:
2012 :: 2011 :: 2010

sa_area_foundation Homes For Pets received a $25,000 grant from The Aid to Helpless Animals Trust and Winnie Converse Tappan Charitable Trust of the San Antonio Area Foundation! We are thankful for this  partnership!

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Military Personnel and Federal Employees:  Helping our animal rescue efforts and improving the lives of companion animals is easy with the Combined Federal Campaign.  Donate to the Schertz Humane Society (Homes for Pets).  Remember our CFC Number:  49280

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You can view past Doggie Dash photos at www.flickr.com. Our Doggie Dash photos are listed under "Homes for Pets".
Other year's photos can be viewed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Many thanks to our photographers, and my special thanks to Robert Burton for such great shots of people and their pets, and for coming to our event for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Doggie Dash!
Thank you Taryn Geer for the great photos of the 2013 event!





One of our members opened a booth about two years ago in Homestead Handicrafts, located at 21518 Blanco Road. All of the proceeds (minus 10% that goes to the store) have been donated to Homes For Pets! The name of the booth is Rescued Pets Boutique. The wonderful items for sale are crafts, gifts, decorative items and collectibles, many with an animal theme. The phone number of the Blanco Road store is (210) 201-1221.

Due to the success of the Blanco Road Boutique, and the assistance of another member who volunteered to help by managing the booth, a second Boutique just opened Feb. 3, 2013, in Homestead Handicrafts Thousand Oaks store. All of the proceeds from this new Boutique will also be donated to Homes For Pets.

The same wonderful craft, decorative, collectible and gift items are available at the second Boutique, too. The address is 4536 Thousand Oaks. The phone number is (210) 637-1842.

Hours of both stores are Mon-Sat, 10-6 and Sun. 12-5. Come by and make a purchase at either or both Rescued Pets Boutiques to help the Homes For Pets rescued pets! Your purchase will help give them a second chance for a long and happy life.







Homes for Pets endeavors to keep our adoption fee as low as possible. We would like to express our gratitude to our vets who go above and beyond in their efforts to offer us low cost medical service. This helps us to keep our expenses minimal and adoption fees lower than many other rescue organizations.

The adoption fees that we charge help us to recover some of our rescue expenses, however the expense necessary to ensure that all of our animals are fully vaccinated, tested and treated (if necessary) for heartworms, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and well nourished while in rescue, far exceeds the adoption fees. Also, many of the dogs and cats that are brought into our group are in need of additional veterinary care as a result of previous abuse and neglect. It is our mission to ensure that our animals are both happy and healthy before they make the transition into their new forever home.

We hope that this will help you understand the need for our adoption fees. We would not be able to continue to rescue dogs, and save innocent lives, without charging an adoption fee.


We have lots of lovable felines of all ages right now, so please check our web site or go by the Forum Petsmart to the adoption center anyway!

We really encourage you to look at our grown cats and older kittens, too, since many of them have been raised in our foster homes, so are very lovable and used to people, kids and dogs. They still need a forever place to live!

Our adoption fee for cats is $75.00 (bonded pair is 120,00), and that includes the Feline Leukemia and FIV test, vaccinations including rabies, deworming, and spay or neuter surgery.


Quote of the Month
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God" I said, "This is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then he spoke softly. "I have done something. I created you"
Jim WIllis

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Remembering Tony Wilenchik Homes for Pets/Schertz Humane Society lost a dear friend and supporter on September 14, 2009. Tony lost his 3 year battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife Val. Val was our former treasurer, and she and Tony put together, managed and held the Doggie Dash almost entirely on their own until Tony fell ill. They are both so much more than we can express here. Tony, we will miss your wit, your charm and your tenacity. Be at peace.


Interested in becoming a foster parent for a homeless animal? Learn more about the Schertz Humane Society's fostering program, which is one of our most vital needs, and if you are interested, fill out our foster application online.





Go to a new link on our web site. Purchases from select areas of some pretty great items on the site will give 20% of their proceeds to our Humane Society!!

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KEEP YOUR DOG OR CAT FOR ITS ENTIRE LIFE ~ A DOG OR CAT IS NOT A DISPOSABLE ITEM TO BE THROWN AWAY WHEN NO LONGER CONVENIENT OR FASHIONABLE. DO YOU GET RID OF YOUR CHILDREN OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU ARE MOVING, OR WISH TO TRAVEL?

Here is a great site to help someone keep their pet for life. http://www.wonderpuppy.net/canwehelp/


Another wonderful web site about why not to declaw your cat and many alternatives to this procedure.
http://www.catscratching.com/

SPAY AND NEUTER,,,SPAY AND NEUTER - SO MANY DOMESTIC ANIMAL PROBLEMS WOULD BE SOLVED IF PEOPLE WOULD JUST SPAY AND NEUTER THEIR DOGS AND CATS. IT IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT TO ARRANGE, THERE ARE INEXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVES, IF THE COST IS HOLDING YOU BACK. CALL US FOR MORE INFO ON THAT, BUT WHAT EVER YOU DO, PLEASE, JUST SPAY AND NEUTER!











 

Homes for Pets (the Schertz Humane Society) serves the Schertz, Texas and surrounding San Antonio areas.  If you do not find what you are looking for on our site, please visit www.petfinder.com.

Homes for Pets/Schertz Humane Society

Office Address:

1400 Schertz Pkwy, Bldg 3
(no animals kept in office)

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 605

 

Schertz, Texas  78154

Telephone:

 210.566.7776

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