Events

The SF SPCA hosts a wide variety of events across the organization, including fundraisers, volunteer orientations, dog training classes, and youth programs (including summer camps, Community Service Saturdays, and more). View events for the coming months below: click on an event to view the complete description with details on how you can attend.

 

October 2012

 
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4:00 pm
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Junior volunteer programs, by design, are fun and encourage youngsters to consider the needs and feelings of others; the effects of their own actions; and their place in the world relative to other living beings.

6:15 pm
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This fun and fast-growing dog sport invites the handler to teach their dog to negotiate an obstacle course of tunnels, a variety of jumps, climbing and more! Introduction to Agility is for anyone who wants to try a fun hobby with their dog. This class strengthens the bond between dog and handler, and provides fun and exercise for both. Dogs and humans love Agility!

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4:00 pm
Summary

Our shelter generally requires one to be 18 years of age or older to qualify to volunteer. However, we are able to extend the opportunity and privilege of joining our shelter cat or dog volunteer teams to mature, responsible, enthusiastic, and highly committed young adults.

4:00 pm
Summary

Our shelter generally requires one to be 18 years of age or older to qualify to volunteer. However, we are able to extend the opportunity and privilege of joining our shelter cat or dog volunteer teams to mature, responsible, enthusiastic, and highly committed young adults.

4:00 pm
Summary

Our shelter generally requires one to be 18 years of age or older to qualify to volunteer. However, we are able to extend the opportunity and privilege of joining our shelter cat or dog volunteer teams to mature, responsible, enthusiastic, and highly committed young adults.

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4:00 pm
Summary

Junior volunteer programs, by design, are fun and encourage youngsters to consider the needs and feelings of others; the effects of their own actions; and their place in the world relative to other living beings.

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9:30 am
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If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

10:30 am
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Learn the basics of Estate Planning & Case Studies, Pet Trusts and the Sido Program.

11:15 am
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This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

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2:45 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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9:00 am
Summary

School is back in session! What could be a better way to spend your holidays than making friends, playing outrageous games, and hanging out with amazing animals who need your help?

9:00 am
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School is back in session! What could be a better way to spend your holidays than making friends, playing outrageous games, and hanging out with amazing animals who need your help?

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6:15 pm
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Just the Basics with a tiny twist! This beginner-level training course is tailored for dogs that weigh 20 pounds or less. This unique course covers sit, stay, come, and walking on leash with a little dog focus in mind. In addition, students will learn valuable tips on keeping small dogs safe in the city and travel training.

7:30 pm
Summary

Uncover your dog's hidden talents with our new Tricks class! You and your dog will learn a variety of fun tricks, including shake, wave, sit pretty, back up, pout, dance, take a bow, spin, play dead, and more!

7:30 pm
Summary

This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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9:30 am
Summary

If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

11:00 am
Summary

To get started volunteering or to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the SF SPCA, please attend an Information Session. You only need to attend one session and there is no need to RSVP.

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12:00 pm
Summary

This short course is designed to help handlers learn how to train and proof behaviors that will enable dogs to behave politely in a multi-use open space area. Focus will be on obedience, environmental and situational awareness, control and management.

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7:30 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

7:30 pm
Summary

For graduates of Just the Basics 1 or equivalent, this class is designed to hone and polish your dog's obedience through fun training exercises. You will improve your dog's sit, down, stay, heel, and come when called, and learn "leave it". This 4-week class is fast paced and does include homework. Please come to the first class with your dog and be ready to work! Fee is $150 or $130 if dog...

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6:30 pm
Summary

Puppy Movie Nights are great fun for dog-loving, pizza-eating, moving-watching kids! What better way to end the school week than getting cozy with canines, enjoying great pet movies, making friends with other young animal lovers, and snacking on pizza and popcorn at the SF SPCA? This is a special, fun-filled night for children and an opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening out by...

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9:30 am
Summary

If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

10:00 am
Summary

This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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10:00 am
Summary

Preschool Story Time is a monthly program designed for children ages 3 to 5. SF SPCA Humane Educators read an animal-related children's book with a humane message at each session, and readings are followed by a craft or activity and an animal interaction. This program encourages preschool-age children to foster kindness and respect for animals.

6:15 pm
Summary

Does your dog shiver, pant, jump, whine or bark every time you try to leave him? This course is designed to help you teach your dog to be more independent.

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6:15 pm
Summary

This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

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9:00 am
Summary

UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the San Francisco SPCA presents the Spring Veterinary Symposium for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

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