They give us big love, giant kisses, turn heads, and provide a sense of protection and comfort. Many big dogs are just as adaptable to city life as small dogs and require the same amount of effort as any companion animal. We hope you'll agree, big dogs are amazing!
They give us big love, giant kisses, turn heads, and provide a sense of protection and comfort. Many big dogs are just as adaptable to city life as small dogs and require the same amount of effort as any companion animal. We hope you’ll agree, big dogs are amazing!
Animal shelters across the country are seeing unusually high numbers of bigger dogs. The problem is twin fold: We are seeing more homeless animals because spay/neuter surgeries were delayed due to Covid and the demand for adoptions is declining as life returns to normal. With your help, we can turn the tide for big dogs.
Do you like big dogs too? Visit us to find your new best friend!
If now isn’t the right time to add a new companion to your family, please share our animals with your community.
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.