Get Involved

Without our donors and volunteers, the SF SPCA could not function. There are many ways you can help us protect and care for homeless animals.

How You Can Help?

Become a Volunteer

Our 1,400 volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. There is so much work to do, and so many fun and interesting ways you can help.

Learn more about our current volunteer opportunities.

Support our Advocacy

Since our founding in 1868, we’ve recognized the power of advocacy to make the world a better place for animals. 

Follow along as we continue to work to impact animal welfare issues in San Francisco, the state of California, and beyond.

Make a Donation

We rely on our donors for financial support. 

By becoming a donor, you will be supporting the work we do and helping to create new and innovative programs that protect and care for homeless animals.

Got Lots of Love to Give?

Help underage, sick or injured animals by being a foster parent.

Learn what it takes to become a foster volunteer.

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Make a Tribute Gift

Honor a loved one or cherished pet. Commemorate a special occasion. Your tribute gift supports homeless animals.
With your gift of $35 or more, we will send a beautiful card to notify the recipient upon your request. The card features a dog or cat adopted from our Adoption Center.
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Animals Helping People

Learn more about Animal Assisted Interactions
Working with their own friendly dogs, cats, small animals and birds, our AAI volunteers share the human-companion animal bond with over 100,000 people annually.
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Attend an Event!

Find out what’s going on at the San Francisco SPCA.

Become a Corporate Sponsor or Event Partner

The SF SPCA has the highest rating of any large animal welfare organization on Charity Navigator.

Our innovative programs have made San Francisco the safest major city in the country for homeless animals, and with support of organizations like yours, we can imagine a community where every animal will have a loving home.

Ready To Adopt?