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The Joys of Adopting an Adult Cat


By Stephanie Hatfield When I visited the SPA to adopt a kitty, I met some beautiful kittens, all very sweet, playful, and needing a home. As a recently retired person, I wondered if I had the energy to keep up with such active kittens. The cat volunteer suggested I consider an adult cat. I was [...]

Adopt a Senior Dog


By Megan Gabel November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and we have a few dogs that probably qualify as seniors (but shhh, don’t tell them!). There is no standard definition of “senior,” but the consensus seems to accept that, generally, a dog 7–9 years old (depending upon size) falls within this category. Adopting an older dog [...]

In Celebration of Animal Lovers—an SPA party!


By Megan Gabel The Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende is having a party! Please join us! It is on November 15 from 5–7, at the private home of Lesley Lustgarten. For this special celebration, tickets, which are 100 pesos each, are limited in number and must be purchased in advance. Don’t [...]

SPA Pets of the Month—November 2017


By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Delphi and Gypsy, both about 1 year old, are recent arrivals. Delphi was rescued from a bad situation and is thriving now. A longhaired gray tabby girl, she is mellow and easy to please. Gypsy found her own way to us, meowing to be taken inside after a day [...]

What Do You Know about Dogs?


By Lucy Tobin We, as pet owners, tend to think of ourselves as “smarter than the average bear” (thanks, Yogi). After all, we had the intelligence and good taste to choose our own best friend! Prove to yourself how worthy you are of your dog’s adoration by correctly answering the questions below (excerpted from HGTV [...]

Are You Sure You Know What You Want?

By Rhea Calkins So often adopters come in looking for specific personality traits, but they only want to consider a kitten. Who can resist a kitten? So cute, so cuddly, so playful. But kittens come with a big question—what will they be like when they mature? Kittens are just beginning to develop their personality when [...]

The Royals


By Lynn Weisberg On August 1, 2017, four irresistible, tiny, six-week-old sibling puppies arrived at the SPA after being discovered in a garbage can by a Good Samaritan. Duchess thinks she should have been named “Queen” and doesn’t let the others forget it! She’s ready to challenge all of them for the title of “Bossy [...]

SPA Pets of the Month—October, 2017


By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Sioux and Yuma, two of eight abandoned siblings named after Native American tribes, are absolutely lovely seven-month-old puppies. They are calm, don’t bark very much, have mellow and loving personalities, and are easy to walk. Both are beautiful-looking girls who will melt your heart. Hermes is a handsome orange [...]

Mystery Arrivals


By Joan DiPiero Our latest arrivals, Gypsy and Oz, probably didn’t have the foresight to predict that the SPA would welcome them with open arms. The decision was not altogether theirs to make, but as sometimes happens, all worked out for the best. A couple of weeks ago, our adult cats were making chattering noises [...]

A Dog Volunteer’s Day at the SPA

Steve & Apollo

By Steven Calkins Being a volunteer dog walker at the SPA a couple of times a week gives me a chance to see what I can do to help the few dogs I handle be well-behaved adoptable pets. The dogs have a fifteen to twenty minute walk out on the street with a volunteer walker [...]

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