Pax is an incredibly loving, friendly dog who easily wins the hearts of dog and people friends alike, with some exceptions of course. We’ve had him for 1.5 years (adopted him when he was 1, and we’ve done our best to give him a happy and helpful environment with lots of socializing and consistent professional training. It breaks our hearts to part with him but we are expecting our firstborn child and Pax is not ready for kids in the home. Pax is almost always quiet, easy, and sweet. He will bark at approaching strangers from about 10 yards away, or at strange loud noises. When we expect guests at the house we have him meet them outside with happy, gentle interactions before going back in, and have been quite successful. He is strong and lunges towards strangers and dogs that stimulate his fear sensors. He is super trainable in the sense that he loves training and is very food motivated, and we believe he could live a really happy life in a quieter setting, ideally around another balanced dog.
Phone: (650) 814-0307
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.