Jake is the founder and CEO of North American Journeys. In 1992, Steinman launched Active America, the forerunner to North American Journeys, following an 18-year career as publisher and editor-in-chief of City Sports, a 6-unit chain of regional sports and recreation travel magazines that he sold in 1993. In addition to his duties as president and C.E.O. of www.thetouroperator.com and North American Journeys, Steinman is the Editor-in-Chief of two industry newsletters—as well as Chairman of Active America Travel Summit, E-Tourism Summit, and NAJ Tour Operators Summits West and East.
Mr. Steinman joined the Board in 2009 and says of his experience, “I am a dog fanatic plain and simple; I cannot imagine a more endearing species of animal. One of the board members suggested that my experience in publishing and marketing might be of use to the SF SPCA in their efforts to become better known in the community.”
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.