A visit is worth a 1,000 photos. Come see us up close and personal.
SF SPCA remains focused on the health and safety of the animals in our care, our staff, our volunteers, and our community. We are not taking tour reservations at this time. Please check this page for updates on future tour availability.
If you are interested in adopting available animals, please visit our adoptions page.
The San Francisco SPCA offers tours of our Mission Campus starting at 250 Florida Street, which houses the SF SPCA Adoption Center. A tour provides an opportunity to learn about the SF SPCA and see firsthand hundreds of animals in need of permanent, loving homes.
If you are organizing a tour for a group, please follow these instructions:
You are always welcome to visit the public areas of our shelter during regular business hours. View the adoption center hours.
We hope to see you soon!
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.