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Thanks to your generosity and commitment to animals, dogs and cats throughout San Francisco are being saved and adopted every day. Over the past year, San Francisco’s live release rate climbed to 94%, which is the highest ever for SF and one of the highest of any major American city. Your support truly makes a difference! In this issue of Our Animals you’ll read about how our partnership with you, our supporters, and with our partner shelters are making this work possible. We hope you enjoy reading about the lives you impact and the goals you have helped us achieve.
This is a celebration of the work that you have made possible—creating a better world for animals and the people who love them!
You can help save homeless animals in San Francisco and beyond today. Your donation will save and protect animals who need medical care and a place to call home.
With your gift, you will receive our newsletter, special updates, invitations to events, and more. Most importantly, you will help save the lives of cats and dogs in need.
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.