Plan for Your Pet's Future

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Sido Program: Give Yourself Peace of Mind

Many people don’t have a trusted, willing friend or relative to appoint as their pet’s legal guardian so they worry what will happen to their pet(s) when they pass away.  Enrolling in the SF SPCA’s Sido Program means peace of mind about the fate of your pet.

Since 1979, dogs and cats enrolled in Sido Program have moved seamlessly into the SF SPCA’s adoption program with complimentary medical care for two years.  Adoption staff provide loving care and quick placements for pets in our shelter; and staff relay medical history, food preferences and other important details to new adoptive families.

For Sido Program enrollment, please contact our Development Office at (415) 554-3029 or

Make a secure online donation through our Sido Program.

California Pet Trusts

A pet trust is a legally enforceable arrangement in California. That sets aside money for the care of your pet and put someone in charge of spending it according to instructions that you provide.

To learn more and obtain a copy of the San Francisco SPCA’s sample Pet Trust, please contact our Development Office at (415) 554-3029 or

Sido’s Legacy

Sido was a dog who stole the hearts of her guardians and captured the attention of the entire state of California when she arrived at the San Francisco SPCA. 

Her story inspired new state legislation that helps save animals when their guardians pass. 

People from across the country have planned for their pets’ future by enrolling them in the Sido Program.

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