Robert Blanding has recently retired following a career in the investment management industry. He began his career in Chicago from 1971-1977 with Stein Roe and Farnham as a Portfolio Manager. He joined Loomis Sayles & Co. in 1977 and worked there for 40 years before retiring in 2017. He held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for 22 years from 1995 to 2017. In this capacity, Robert served on boards in the U.S., the U.K., Japan and Singapore. Upon his retirement, Loomis Sayles had grown to become one of the largest global asset management firms with global assets under management of over $250 billion.
Robert and his wife, Gay-Lynn have lived in San Francisco and have both been participants in various board positions in the city and are now pleased to be involved in such a wonderful organization as SFSPCA.
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.