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Preparing Your Home for Your New Cat


By Joan DiPiero You’ve fallen in love with a cat, like Albahaca or Tina, and now you’re taking her home. Here’s what you need to know:   1. Supplies: Food and water bowls, litter and tray, scratching post, toys, and a bed/basket.   2. Food: Wet and dry food should be provided. Leave dry food [...]

SPA Pets of the Month—January 2018


By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero To start the New Year off right, we recommend adopting an SPA cat or dog! Carlotta and Suerte are special felines who would be wonderful members of your family. Carlotta, a two-year-old beauty, features long tabby and white fur and looks very much like a Maine Coon Cat. With [...]

SPA Holiday Pets of the Month-December, 2017


By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Fill your home with some extra holiday love by adopting an SPA dog or cat. Simba, a 3-1/2-year-old male, and Taffy, a 9-month-old female, are two of our most affectionate and playful dogs. Formerly an abandoned roof dog, Simba is a loving, happy delightful guy who adores belly rubs [...]

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 [...]

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