Hoops & Hounds: Hosted By the San Antonio Stars

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On June 10, the San Antonio Stars WNBA basketball team will welcome both human and canine fans as they host the annual Hoops & Hounds game. The game against the Chicago Sky tips off at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Center. All four-legged friends can be brought to the game for only $5, and the first 1,000 dogs in attendance will receive a Raising Cane’s food scoop. Additionally, the first 50 fans who bring needed supplies will receive a complimentary Box Combo card good at any of Raising Cane’s ten San Antonio area locations.

Fans are encouraged to bring bed sheets (used or new), small blankets (used or new), towels (used or new), nursing bottles (preferably pet nurser brand), heating pads, puppy pads, poop bags, cat toys, and dog toys are donations.

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Hoops & Hounds: Dogs for Adoption

One of the coolest things about the Hoops & Hounds event is that are will be multiple dogs on site for adoption. The Animal Defense League will be bringing several dogs to the game, looking for their forever home. Each furry friend adopted at the game will also go home with a Raising Cane’s gift basket.

Hoops & Hounds: Rules and Regulations

According to the official San Antonio Stars website, “All dogs must be on a leash, accompanied by an adult (one dog per person) and will be directed to enter through the Bud Light Courtyard on the West side of the arena. Water and relief stations will be set up throughout the courtyard. Dogs will be featured in various in-game elements throughout the evening. Additionally, local rescue groups will be set up on the concourse at the AT&T Center with dogs available for adoption for fans wishing to give a forever home to a furry friend.”

For more information at the Hoops & Hounds event with the San Antonio Stars, visit the official San Antonio Stars website.

Looking to adopt a new four-legged family member?

Hoops & Hounds is just one of many pet adoption events in San Antonio, TX that are organized to encourage the rescue of animals. The Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL) plays a huge role in helping to put together the event with the Stars, and they’re also known as one of the area’s “true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs and cats.” ADL’s mission is to “to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering.”

With the motto, “We take them in. You Take them home,” the ADL works hard to increase local pet adoptions. They’ve even compiled a list of considerations to keep in mind if you’re thinking about adopting a new family member:

  • We ask that everyone signs in at the adoption center before viewing the pets that are available for adoption. There is some valuable information that we’d love to share with you.
  • If you are currently renting, please make sure you have checked your deposit requirement as well as breed and size restrictions outlined by your property owner.
  • If you are considering adopting a puppy or kitten and have existing animals at home, please bring proof of vaccinations.
  • Please consider a meet and greet with your owned animals before adopting. When bringing a pet for a meet and greet, please bring proof of vaccinations. Please make sure you bring your pet on a leash.
  • We stop accepting adoption applications at 6:30 pm. We stop at that time so that it allows us enough time to complete the adoption by 7 pm.
  • If you have any questions or if you’d like to meet a pet, ask one of our kennel staff members for assistance.

In addition to the ADL, there are many other similar organizations in San Antonio where you can find a new canine or feline companion. To find out more, check out our article, Adopting a Pet in San Antonio.