Dear Friends of the San Francisco SPCA,
Thank you for making all of our lifesaving work possible. We cannot continue to save lives without you. Governor Newsom recently updated his stay-at-home order to clarify that animal care facilities, including animal shelters are essential services.
We are doing everything we can to keep our staff healthy so we can continue to be here for you if your beloved pet needs urgent care and to be here for our shelter animals.
Here is the status of our programs and services:
Hospital: Currently, we are open for routine, sick, urgent, and emergency care. (See Telemedicine below for non-emergency veterinary issues.) Our urgent care hours are: Pacific Heights Campus 8am-12am, 7 days a week; and Mission Campus 8am-5pm, 7 days a week. Our online pharmacy and pet supply store is open 24/7.
Please note: facial masks are required for entering our buildings.
Telemedicine: Telemedicine appointments by phone or online video are now available through both our Mission and Pacific Heights Campus hospitals during Monday through Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm. Just call 415-554-3030 for an appointment.
Behavior: Telemedicine appointments by phone or online video are now available for all problem behaviors. Visit our Behavior Specialty page for more information or call us at 415-554-3074 to schedule an appointment.
Adoptions: Our Adoption Center is currently open by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting a specific animal, please click on this link and complete a quick form. We will then email you information on our adoption process, FAQs, and details on how to confirm your interest in adopting.
Spay/Neuter Clinic: As of June 1st, we are offering limited spay/neuter surgeries. Please call our Client Contact Center at 415-554-3030.
Foster: Many of our shelter animals are now in loving, temporary foster homes. Our dedicated staff continue to take care of all of the remaining animals in our shelter. If you have signed up to foster an animal, we will be in touch with you soon.
Community Services: Call Ahead Clinic (formerly Walk-In Wellness Clinic) is open Tuesday 8am-5pm. Please call 415-522-3560 to schedule an appointment. Mobile Vaccine Clinics are temporarily suspended.
Animal Assisted Therapy: We have suspended in-person AAT visits, and we’re moving toward video sharing to bring the healing power of animals to those who need it most.
Donations: During this difficult time, we need your support to continue our lifesaving work. Help animals in need today. Make a Donation
Volunteer Programs: We have temporarily halted Volunteer Programs in our shelter, including postponing Volunteer Info Sessions. We look forward to welcoming new volunteers to help us care for cats, dogs, and the people who love them in the near future. When Volunteer Info Sessions return, you will find their upcoming dates posted here.
The Sido Program: Since the San Francisco SPCA saved Sido the dog from unnecessary euthanasia in 1979, we have helped thousands more cats and dogs who outlived their guardians. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sido program continues to offer pet guardians peace of mind regarding the future of their cats and dogs. Click here if you are interested in learning more and signing up for the Sido Program.
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