Ava was a severely mistreated and abused dog that was left in an abandoned home to die. She was rescued and adopted by myself two years ago. Ava is happiest on my lap on the couch cuddling and loves to run around and play. However, Ava has very serious dog reactivity and I do not have the time to commit the training needed to manage her needs. I live on a very busy street in San Francisco filled with dogs, and she gets vocal with dogs at about 20ft. I can’t provide the space she needs to thrive. She would do best in a home with a fenced in backyard or with someone experienced in dealing with dogs with dog reactivity and has the experience to manage her when she is set off by another dog. Ava in the apartment is the perfect dog! She only barks if someone new enters the building, but otherwise is not a big barker. She does not chew on furniture or counter surf. She LOVES to cuddle with people. When meeting someone new inside the home she needs a minute to sniff them out, but after being given her time she quickly comes around and makes that person her new best friend.
Phone: (415) 717-8788
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.