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Advocates Rally in Support of Legislation to Improve Lives of California Animals
SF SPCA Receives Grant to Support Keeping Families and Pets Together
Bill to Create Veterinary Public Interest Debt Relief Program
SF SPCA Partners with SFMOMA for Pet Portraits
SF SPCA Announces Inaugural Awards Program
Statewide Veterinarian Shortage
The SF SPCA and United Airlines Give Puppy a New Home
Animal Advocacy Day
Many pet owners can attest to how difficult it can be to get their pet to the vet. In remote and rural parts of the state, that difficulty can be insurmountable for some.
Animal Advocates Rally in Sacramento
People gathered in Sacramento on Tuesday in support of Animal Advocacy Day. It is an opportunity for animal advocates to support bills that improve the lives of California’s most vulnerable animals.
PetMD by Chewy
Fear Aggression in Dogs
Dr. Wailani Sung, director of behavior and welfare programs at the San Francisco SPCA, explains what fear aggression is and how to recognize it and deal with it in order to help these often misunderstood dogs.
SF Examiner Hit Netflix Documentary Features Brilliant SF Cat Behaviorist
Dr. Wailani Sung, director of behavior and welfare programs at the San Francisco SPCA, is the subject of a kid-friendly Netflix documentary, “Inside the Mind of a Cat,” which recently made it into the streaming service’s Top 10.
Purring Is a Love Language No Human Can Speak
A purr is warm tea, a roaring fire, and fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies, all rolled into a fleece-lined hug; it is the auditory salve of a babbling brook; it is coffee brewing at dawn. It is emotional gratification incarnate—a sign that “we’ve made our pets happy,” which just feels darn good, says Wailani Sung, a veterinary behaviorist at the San Francisco SPCA.
Good news for pet owners: This S.F. neighborhood is no longer a ‘vet desert,’ as a new clinic opens
A community veterinary clinic that provides low-cost services to residents of San Francisco’s southeast neighborhoods has opened its doors in the Excelsior district. The new clinic is part of ongoing efforts at the San Francisco SPCA to fill a void of veterinary care in SF neighborhoods by providing low-cost services to underserved pet owners and their animals.
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.