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.

 

February 2013

 
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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.

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4:00 pm
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Animal Awareness 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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4:00 pm
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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
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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

Animal Awareness 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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4:30 pm
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Find a love that's out of this world!

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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.

10:00 am
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Celebrate Valentine's Weekend at the San Francisco SPCA's Be Mine Adopt-a-thon.

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10:00 am
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Celebrate Valentine's Weekend at the San Francisco SPCA's Be Mine Adoptathon.

1:30 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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7:30 pm
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Do you have a shy dog who needs to learn basic obedience? Bravery Basics for Shy Dogs includes everything covered in our popular Just the Basics class and more, with extra attention paid to the special needs of shy/fearful dogs. The classroom setting will feature a calm ambiance to help ease anxiety and fearfulness, and instructor-led exercises will focus on specific goals with the safety of...

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10:00 am
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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.

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7:45 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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6:30 pm
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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
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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.

10:00 am
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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.

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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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a certification program developed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC Program is open to mixed breed and purebred dogs, and stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.

This 5 week class will prepare human and canine students for the...

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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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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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6:15 pm
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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...

7:45 pm
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The fun continues! Now that you and your dog have the basics of Agility down, continue to challenge yourselves! In this course, you begin sequencing obstacles and continue to work on increasing both dog and handler proficiency.

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6:00 pm
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This class is appropriate for handlers who just completed Introduction to Odor, as well as those who have been working on Birch for some time. The class will advance handling skills and technique, introduce more challenging scent problems, and introduce some competition elements. All dogs eventually will add the other two target odors. This is a continuing skill class where groups of students...

7:45 pm
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This class is designed for more experienced handlers and dogs. Dogs should be on three target odors. The class is geared towards tactics, strategies, and more advanced searches. Handlers will learn various search scenarios, conduct blind searches, and be reviewed for competition readiness.

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