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.

 

June 2013

 
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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.

10:00 am
Summary

Saturday and Sunday, Maddie's Fund presents a weekend adoptathon, featuring adoptable animals from the SF SPCA, SF Animal Care & Control, and numerous local rescue organizations. Plus food trucks, music, and fun activities for the whole family!

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10:00 am
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San Francisco Bay Area dog lovers have worked hard to make the Bay Area the most dog friendly place on earth. Yet there are threats to some of the gains we’ve made—from Muir Beach to Montara, Oakland to San Francisco. That’s why dog people are planning to gather on June 2nd at McLaren Park in San Francisco to stand up and be counted, once again, for our dogs and our community—and to have a...

10:00 am
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Hornblower Cruises and Events hosts the 9th Annual Dog Day on the Bay on Sunday, June 2, 2013. This popular fundraiser for the San Francisco SPCA invites canines and their humans aboard the San Francisco Belle for a delicious champagne brunch.

10:00 am
Summary

Saturday and Sunday, Maddie's Fund presents a weekend adoptathon, featuring adoptable animals from the SF SPCA, SF Animal Care & Control, and numerous local rescue organizations. Plus food trucks, music, and fun activities for the whole family!

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9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

6:15 pm
Summary

You may attend this class with or without your dog, see below for details. Note that this class is not a behavior modification program for specific fear issues.

Shy dogs often can’t enjoy common dog activities in the city because of their anxieties. This class will teach you games and activities that you and your dog can do at home, and in other safe environments, to build confidence...

7:30 pm
Summary

You may attend this class with or without your dog, see below for details. Note that this class is not a behavior modification program for specific fear issues.

Shy dogs often can’t enjoy common dog activities in the city because of their anxieties. This class will teach you games and activities that you and your dog can do at home, and in other safe environments, to build confidence...

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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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1:15 pm
Summary

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.

1:30 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...

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9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

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11:15 am
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

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

6:15 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
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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9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

9:00 am
Summary

This summer, the San Francisco SPCA offers a whole line-up of Summer Animal Camps for kids interested in learning more about animals and the animal welfare community. Our camps promote kindness and compassion for all creatures. Curricula combine enriching activities and experiential learning to foster childrens' love and understanding of animals.

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6:00 pm
Summary

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...

7:00 pm
Summary

Film Screening: "Wild Things," a documentary about the ongoing war on native predators will be shown with a panel discussion to follow.

7:45 pm
Summary

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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7:30 pm
Summary

If your dog is reactive or fearful, you need to be able to shift her attention to focus on you. This course is designed to teach you how to use focus commands in various situations.

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10:30 am
Summary

The San Francisco SPCA will be marching with our staff, volunteers, partners and community members at the 2013 San Francisco Pride parade. Come join us!

2:30 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...