You are invited to visit our adoptable animals between
10am-6pm (Mon – Wed, Fri – Sun) and 1pm-6pm (Thu).
We will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Help us find homes for all our amazing cats! Adoption Counselors are on-site to answer questions and help you connect with the right animal. Please know that some days/times are more popular and there may be a short wait.
Now that kitten season is in full swing, we are gearing up for one of our busiest times of the year. And with pandemic restrictions lifting, we are also changing our process, meaning we are now operating both in person meetings by appointment, and pick-ups.
To connect as many adopters and kittens as possible, you are now able to add your name to the list with one single application. This saves your place in line and when contacted, you will be invited in for an appointment to meet a selection of kittens.
Alternatively, we are still offering pick-ups, which has been popular and successful during the past year. If you select this option, you will be called and can select kittens via photos or virtual meetings. Once you have chosen the kitten(s), you will be given a time to come and collect your new family member(s). This has proven convenient for many clients who are able to speak with staff at a good time, select from the comfort of their own home, and then come pick up their kitten(s).
We ask that you please only apply for kittens when you are ready to adopt, as when contacted, appointments and pick-ups typically happen within a day or so.
See other available animals in our Rehoming Program.
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.