My husband and I adopted a Beagle / German Shepherd, Yogi, about four years ago and have come to the incredibly hard decision to look for a new home for him. Yogi is the goofiest, most energetic, and loving dog I’ve ever owned. He loves to cuddle on the couch, chase birds, and sneak any and every treat he can sniff out. We have done individual and group training, and Yogi is very well trained with all his basic commands, recall, and some tricks.
However, Yogi is stressed out by strangers and can be easily overwhelmed by new situations. He needs space and time to introduce himself to new people and dogs, which is really challenging on tight city streets and in dog parks. Yogi has a really hard time with city life and would thrive in an environment where he can spend the majority of his day outside.
We want to make sure that Yogi is in a home where he has the space to be 100% himself and we just don’t feel like we’re that home. We’re dedicated to finding the perfect place for him and plan to keep him until we find it.
Phone: (804) 385-3053
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.