You are invited to visit our adoptable animals between 10am-6pm (Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun) and 1pm-6pm (Thur).
Let us help you find an animal that fits your home, interests and lifestyle. Our goal is a loving home and a lasting bond.
Every adoptable animal is spayed/neutered, microchipped, and ready to find you. All shelter animals also go through medical and behavioral screenings, and we share our findings with you, but please know that unexpected issues can sometimes arise after adoption. Most importantly, every animal is loved and nurtured during its stay at the SF SPCA.
It’s socially responsible! It’s easy! It’s love!
Help protect your pet and save money on vet bills. Special discount for SF SPCA clients.
Plan for your pet’s future. Ensure your pets will be lovingly cared for if they outlive you.
“The moment I met him, we bonded immediately. I took him that day and he slept with me that night, and every night after that. He was already 11 years old and he lived with me for an additional 9 years. He was my first, and I miss him dearly.”
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.