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Considering Giving Up Your Pet?

Surrendering a furry family member is not an easy choice to make, and we encourage everyone to explore the following support options before they do so.

The Full Belly Bus mobile pet care team provides free pet food as well as supplies like leashes, collars, harnesses, and pet coats to unhoused people with companion dogs and cats.

Find suitable apartments, homes, and hotels with People with Pets’ pet-friendly search tool.  

For problems with pet anxiety, aggression, potty time, and other troubling issues, our Behavior Specialty Clinic can help.

When You’ve Tried It All

For pet guardians who adopted from the SF SPCA, please submit a completed dog or cat form to start the surrender process.

NOTE: San Francisco county residents should reach out to San Francisco Animal Care & Control (SF ACC), if they did NOT adopt their pet from the SF SPCA. Pets should be surrendered to your local shelter if you live outside of San Francisco county limits. Click here to find the shelter in your county.