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This video introduces the concept of “Classical Conditioning” and provides great tips for you and your dog!
Help save the lives of thousands of homeless cats each year by preventing overpopulation. If you see or hear feral cats, give us a call. We’ll trap, neuter and return them to their colonies. Find out more about our Community Cats Program.
Vision 2020, our plan to end animal abandonment in San Francisco by 2020 addresses the three main reasons that animals end up in shelters: overpopulation, barriers to veterinary care. and behavioral issues.
If you buy a puppy online, chances are it came from a puppy mill. Puppy mills are dog breeding “factories” that put profits ahead of dog welfare. Adopt from a local shelter or rescue group, or buy from a reputable breeder. Learn more about the reality of puppy mills.
Pet condoms? Oh, yeah.
There are lots of great dogs out there who need loving homes. Know where yours comes from. Don’t buy from a puppy mill. Puppies bought online overwhelmingly come from mills that force breeding under terrible conditions. Adopt locally, share these videos and learn more about puppy mills.
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.