‘X’ marks the spot with this dog! Davey [Jones] is our resident three-legged matey here at the SF SPCA. We haven’t found him a shoulder parrot nor a peg leg to use but he doesn’t mind! Davey sails these seas just fine. Everyone who decides to join him for an adventure always ends up with the greatest treasure of his sweet disposition and loving affection. Arrrrr you going to make him your forever matey?

Tonks has been a beloved member of our family since April 2016, when she was rescued at ~6-9 months after being kicked around on the streets of Sacramento. She remains shy around new people, but warms up quickly with a few of her favorite treats and her silly and playful personality shines. Tonks can be a very active girl — she enjoys long hikes, walks around the block, playing fetch in the pool, or frisbee in the yard. However, she is truly happiest when she curled up on the couch in a blanket sandwich (a la Princess and the Pea) next to her favorite people and is not a dog that needs to be entertained. While she is crate trained, she can also be trusted to nap on the couch while her owners are at work.

Health: Tonks has been a very healthy dog with minimal health concerns. She has environmental and food allergies that have been well-managed with seasonal anti-itch medicine and a prescription diet. While she has anxiety, she has been thriving on her anti-anxiety medication and is much less afraid of noises and new things. She has had pet insurance with Embrace since she was adopted, which can be transferred to her new owner uninterrupted.

Areas of Concern: Tonks will walk nicely with our other dog on leash, but is nervous when she sees other dogs, and will react if barked at. She is a resource guarder towards other animals, which means that she will do things like growl and protect items that she thinks are hers. While Tonks was raised around cats and other dogs, and previously done very well as long as food wasn’t part of the picture, she has recently started guarding resources like the couch, sticks, and her people. This has created an unpredictable inter-pet dynamic that has led us to keeping her separated. While we are heartbroken that we need to rehome her, we feel like this separation is not fair to her and is also not sustainable as we are expecting our first child in May.

Contact Bari
Email: baricappelletti@gmail.com
Phone: (925) 260-0103


I thought long and hard before writing this post but it always comes back to the same thought, I need to re-home my sweet Teddy.

I adopted Teddy (2 years old/10 pounds) from the SPCA in October; he was one of 30 Pomeranian mix seized from a hoarding house.

He’s very sweet, cuddly and very calm at home. Because he was never walked before he wasn’t properly socialized. Also, being part of a pack means that he feels vulnerable walking outside by himself. Poor baby is stressed out and always on the look out.

We had a few dog training sessions but obedience is not his issue. He needs confidence and he’s at his happiest when we go to our friends’ house because he can play with their dog and go in the yard. I tried the dog park but he feels vulnerable and anxious being surrounded by dogs he doesn’t know although I can see that sometimes he’d love to play, but he’s just scared.

I recently saw a behaviorist who suggested meds and/or letting him stay home but he’s only 2 and a happy little guy so being cooped up at home would not be fair to him and while meds might help in the short term being with another dog is what he really needs. Teddy is playful and he likes to mimic other dogs. Having another dog is how he will socialize and builds his confidence. He also has so much fun roaming in the yard where he can explore.

Teddy has made a lot of progress since I got him. He’s potty trained, which is amazing given his background. He no longer wolfs down his food out of fear of not having any. He also doesn’t mind sharing his food and toys with other dogs. He’s no longer afraid of the dark and happily roams my friends’ yard in the evenings. He can left alone for 5-6 hours without barking, destroying anything or soiling.

Contact Florence
Email: fahlou@msn.com
Phone: (415) 681-4023

Mardi is an incredible dog and deserves so much more love and attention than we are currently able to provide her. In return, you will have the sweetest, cuddliest best friend in the world. She is a perfect mix of energy. She loves to get out and go for long walks/hikes but then also can seriously chill out and snuggle up with you for hours. Mardi will absolutely thrive in a home with a single person or couple without small children or other pets.

Contact Natalie
Email: ngd3@georgetown.edu
Phone: (609) 941-4380

Cali is an amazing dog. She has brighten our days since the day she came home. Unfortunately life circumstances have pushed us to have significant life changes that will keep us from giving her the attention and resources that she needs. We hope she can find a loving family who can take good care of her.

Contact Patricia
Email: alejandra.castcap@gmail.com
Phone: (619) 862-1210

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