SF SPCA – Mission Campus
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco CA 94103
SF SPCA – Pacific Heights Campus
2343 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
At the San Francisco SPCA we strive to be welcoming to everyone. We welcome you regardless of your race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, political persuasion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and national origin, to name but a few. We believe the human/animal bond is universal and knows no boundaries. Diversity brings innovative ideas, perspectives and opinions and we want these to help us continually strive to be better at what we do.
We welcome you as a staff member, a client, a volunteer, a donor, or through any other affiliation with the SF SPCA as long as you come in good faith and care about animals. Our mission is to serve the animals and people of San Francisco and beyond and we strive to have an SF SPCA community that is as diverse as the Bay Area.
The San Francisco SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a work environment that values diversity and inclusiveness. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment of all individuals, both applicants and employees, based on job-related qualifications and without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, family care or medical leave status, marital status, domestic partnership status, citizenship, military service status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.
At the San Francisco SPCA, we work hard to make sure that we treat our clients, donors, volunteers, and each other with integrity and respect, regardless of appearance, skin color, gender, sexual orientation or any other such distinction. Every staff member is responsible for helping prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace. We have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind.
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.