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.

 

March 2014

 
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10:00 am
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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...

11:15 am
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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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7:30 pm
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Do you have a shy dog who needs to learn basic obedience? Just the Basics for Shy Dogs includes everything covered in our popular Just the Basics class with a classroom setting featuring a calm ambiance to help ease anxiety and fearfulness. This class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, recall, and loose-leash walking.

7:30 pm
Summary

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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9:30 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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6:30 pm
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On Thursday, March 13, 2014, CLAW (Critter Lovers at Work), an all-volunteer support group of the San Francisco SPCA, will host the 18th Annual Bark & Whine Ball, San Francisco’s premiere event for dog lovers and their furry companions.

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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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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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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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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.

1:15 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.

2:30 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...

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!

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10:00 am
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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!

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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
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?