Puppy Parent Orientation

This highly informative humans-only seminar is essential for anyone who is a puppy parent or is thinking about adding a puppy to their life. No pre-registration is required for this class! You may just show up, as we have plenty of space available.

Discussion topics include:

  • New puppy management in the home
  • Setting up for success in housetraining
  • Crate training
  • Puppy playdates–the importance of early socialization
  • Controlling biting and mouthing, and more!

If you are interested in adopting a puppy from the SF SPCA, you will receive 50% off your adoption fee if you attend a Puppy Parent Orientation first!

Please Note: This humans-only class provides a brief introduction to many topics important to the new puppy parent.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour

Fee: FREE, although donations are always greatly appreciated

Location: Geraldi Building, 250 Florida Street

Class includes: Lecture only; relevant handouts provided upon request. Please leave your dog at home.

Class capacity: 50

Upcoming classes:

We have suspended upcoming classes due to the Shelter In Place order. For the latest information on our services and hours, please visit our Covid-19 Information Hub


Upcoming classes:

  • Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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