San Francisco SPCA and 7x7 Hosting DOGMA Street Party in Hayes Valley

The SF SPCA and 7x7 invite San Franciscans and their furry friends to DOGMA, an SF-style street party in support of pet adoptions.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., Sep 24 2012: The San Francisco SPCA is throwing a street party, San Francisco style, on Sunday, September 30th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The second annual DOGMA: Live in SF, Love in SF event will include a pet talent contest, FREE adoptions, booths from local small businesses, acupuncture for both you and your pet, and advice from SF SPCA training and veterinary experts. Octavia Street between Hayes and Fell will be closed to cars so pet guardians can enjoy the space with their animals.

DOGMA is a celebration of what it means to be San Franciscan. It focuses on community, local business, social responsibility, and the love we have for our pets.

“At the SF SPCA, we understand San Francisco pride and we're excited to be throwing an event in celebration of it," said Jason Walthall, SF SPCA co-president. "DOGMA is a great chance for animal lovers to connect with each other, local businesses, and their animals. They might even meet their new best friend; we'll have adoptable animals on site, along with our rescue partners, and all SF SPCA adoption fees will be waived at DOGMA!"

The event also offers a great opportunity for pets to shine in the pet talent contest,1:30 p.m. to 2:30pm. It's open to animals of all kinds, and winners will receive prizes that they and their pets will both love. Costumes do count as a talent!

Experts will be on-site at the “Ask a Vet” and “Ask a Trainer” booths. Everyone is invited to stop by with any questions they have about their pet’s health or behavior.

Sponsors of DOGMA include 7x7 Magazine and the San Francisco Parks Alliance

For more information about DOGMA, visit or

About the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is a community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions.

Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, provide foster care, help with the Community Cats Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit

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