About Us

This isn't just what we do. This is who we are.

It’s all for the love of pets! At the San Francisco SPCA, we offer care and protection to animals in need, and we believe all cats and dogs (and the people who love them) deserve access to high-quality veterinary care. As the largest animal shelter in the SF Bay Area and the first cageless animal shelter established in the U.S., we are transforming the way pet guardians and their beloved furry family members access lifesaving resources. Through our public hospitals, shelter hospital, and offsite community medicine clinics, we are reaching beyond ordinary care models to provide new, innovative pathways to service. At the SF SPCA, we are ensuring that access to care means access for all.

Our Vision

Our Vision 2030 is the road map to positively impact 5 million animals in ten years.


Our Mission

The mission of the San Francisco  SPCA is to save and protect animals, provide care and treatment, advocate for their welfare and enhance the human-animal bond.

Our Values

Be Generous

Be Connected

Be Fearless

Leadership Team

DVM. MBA. RVT. SPHR. MPA. JD. PhD. We are an alphabet soup of talent.


Here for animals since 1868, the SF SPCA is one of San Francisco’s most enduring and respected nonprofit organizations.

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