A soccer legend in our midst, this dapper gentleman is Messi! Messi is as agile with a tennis ball as his namesake is with a soccer ball – wowing crowds in the shelter and maybe you too. Although he can be wary of the spotlight, Messi prefers to strut his stuff for his small circle of friends. He’d love to be in a quiet, low dog traffic area, as he is still adjusting the volume of the San Francisco streets. While he would be a great member of your team, Messi isn’t interested in meeting other dogs: no intramural sports for him. If you are interested in having a fantastic #10 on your team, come learn more about this fleet footed fellow.
Jamie is just a youngster so you will have the pleasure of training her to become the perfect dog. She is smart and active. Jamie is social with other dogs and people.
Arturo is more than just a pretty face! He’s a gorgeous pup with lots of energy and enthusiasm. He loves to go for walks, ziggzagging his way from one sniff to another. Sniff, sniff, sniff! Arturo believes he’s a lap dog and will fold himself into origami shapes to fit. With positive, consistent, training and encouragement, Arturo will zoom to the head of the class. Or at least zig zag there.
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.