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.

 

January 2014

 
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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?

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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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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1:15 pm
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A class for the Teenage Dog in your life. Do you have a teenage dog that has a LOT to learn?

Are you struggling with leash manners, impulse control, chewing and jumping up? Do you want your dog to learn the basics in a peer environment? Well, Adolescent Manners has the answer to all your “teenage parent” questions!

For dogs 4 months to 9 months old that missed out on Puppy Class...

2:30 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.

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6:15 pm
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Maximize every opportunity to socialize and train your puppy during his or her critical learning stage with our bi-weekly puppy class.

7:30 pm
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For graduates of puppy manners or equivalent, this course is designed to strengthen basic manners with an emphasis on the challenges of navigating through your puppy's adolescence. You will improve your pup's sit, down, come when called, and learn "leave it" and "go to your mat". Fun training exercises will teach you how to help your pup be more focused on you around distractions and not jump...

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6:15 pm
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This class is suitable for newly adopted dogs for preventative training as well as for dogs that display boredom behaviors or exhibit stress when their owners leave the room or walk out the door.

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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.

9:30 am
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Learn how to save your pet's life! Take our Pet First Aid & CPR Training class. You will receive certification from the SF SPCA.

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1:30 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.

2:45 pm
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A class for the Teenage Dog in your life. Do you have a teenage dog that has a LOT to learn?

Are you struggling with leash manners, impulse control, chewing and jumping up? Do you want your dog to learn the basics in a peer environment? Well, Adolescent Manners has the answer to all your “teenage parent” questions!

For dogs 4 months to 9 months old that missed out on Puppy Class...

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6:15 pm
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Doggy Freestyle Class is a blast! Training a dog to sit, down, stay, and heel is fantastic--but imagine training those skills to music. You will likely see your dog's eyes sparkle, feet step faster, and tail wag higher. This class is about enjoying and enhancing your relationship with your dog while building in attention and practice in the art of having just plain fun!

7:15 pm
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Can your puppy roll over multiple times, jump through a hoop, or crawl down the lane? Training dogs is a life-long affair, and there's no better time to begin than when they are puppies. Pups love to learn, love to perform, and love to hear applause for a job well done. By teaching tricks at a young age, you can help develop a puppy's learning ability and keep his mind active. As a bonus, your...

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6:15 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
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Are you cutting edge? Do you have a smart dog? Rally 1 is a fun, fast-paced sport for dogs and their handlers. Practice basic manners and obedience while learning how to navigate a Rally Obedience course. Rally Obedience moves are based on basic obedience skills but are instead set to a course, similar to agility. And unlike competition obedience, handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs...

7:30 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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9:30 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
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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10:30 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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9:30 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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11:45 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.

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