New on our web site -
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"
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!!
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.
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!