Great people. Unique opportunities. Amazing animals. Incredible progress. Unforgettable experiences. Come join our team.
We all share a common passion here at the San Francisco SPCA. Not just for the animals saved, but for their companions and those in our community who then foster, volunteer, or adopt. Whether affected by illness, injury, or homelessness, the animals we help need our expertise and compassion. You could wake up every day knowing you’ll be “doing good work” in a fulfilling environment where no two days are the same. The SF SPCA has been at the forefront of animal welfare for 150+ years, and Vision 2030 is our plan to positively impact 5+ million lives over the next decade. We are looking for animal-loving professionals to help us turn this vision into reality!
Diversity. Inclusion. They’re more than just words for us. They are on every SF SPCA job description and are the principles guiding how we build our teams, cultivate our leaders and build a culture of belonging where differences are valued.
With a busy veterinary hospital, a high volume spay neuter clinic, plus community and shelter medicine programs, we have positions for veterinarians, veterinary nurses and assistants, customer service representatives, and animal care associates. We also offer positions in a wide variety of other professions. Our current openings may include the job that’s the perfect fit for you.
Our Mission Campus, at 201 Alabama Street, is the home of our innovative dog and cat shelter, full-service public veterinary hospital, and veterinary clinics.
The SF SPCA is proud to offer our employees a robust benefits program including: paid time off, medical, dental & vision insurance, life insurance, tax-deferred retirement plan, pre-tax commute expense deductions, discounted veterinary care, a dogs-at-work program, employee discount on retail, and pet supplies.
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.