SF SPCA – Mission Campus
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco CA 94103
SF SPCA – Pacific Heights Campus
2343 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Great people. Unique opportunities. Amazing animals. Incredible progress. Unforgettable experiences. Come join our team.
Do you want to use your professional skills to advance animal welfare? Since 1868, the San Francisco SPCA has led San Francisco to its present status as one of the most humane cities in the world. We accomplished this through dedication, innovation and collaboration; and we’re looking to hire bright, passionate people who embrace those values.
Every day the SF SPCA works toward the goal of Vision 2020— our program to end animal abandonment in San Francisco by the year 2020. This would set a new benchmark in the world of animal welfare. No other major city has achieved such a feat.
So join us and put your passion to work. We offer career opportunities from entry level to highly-experienced, including veterinary care, customer service, animal behavior, fundraising, daily animal care, marketing, volunteer management, humane education, maintenance, research, teaching, training and community relations.
The SF SPCA has two locations. Our Mission Campus, home to an innovative animal shelter and state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, is located at 201 Alabama Street in the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. Our Pacific Heights Campus, at 2343 Fillmore Street, includes a recently upgraded adoption center and a top-notch veterinary hospital at the Pets Unlimited Care Center. Job postings will specify locations, but you may also want to tell us where you are interested in working in your cover note.
We’re a great place to work. That’s why the San Francisco Business Times named the SF SPCA “One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.” We value and depend on the diverse backgrounds, experience, knowledge and talents of our staff members. And we embrace and reflect the ethnic, cultural and lifestyle diversity of our community.
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. 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.