SF SPCA – Mission Campus
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco CA 94103
SF SPCA – Pacific Heights Campus
2343 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Socialize dogs and cats, to make their shelter stay less stressful and ready them for loving homes, and make sure our dogs get their daily walks. Advanced volunteer opportunities available including Adoption Matchmaking, Animal Photography, Dog Training Class Assistance and Food Preparation and Feeding.
Please attend an info session to get started!
Take your trained and certified pet to visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and even SFO to bring the therapeutic value of animals to those in need.
Learn more about our Animal Assisted Interactions program.
Volunteer from your home, caring for young kittens or puppies until they are old enough to return to the shelter for adoption. Read more about our Foster opportunities and how to get started.
We also need foster volunteers to care for adult dogs recovering from injury. Another opportunity is Fospice, where volunteers provide loving, end-of-live homes to terminally ill animals. Read more about these opportunities.
Help trap feral and free roaming cats for the trap-neuter-return (TNR) program. Assist in the intake of cats, train and educate the community on TNR, and so much more.
Read more about community and feral cats. (LINK)
To get started, attend a volunteer info session.
Lots of animals = lots of laundry, and you can help!
Community Service through SF MTA – Individuals working to pay off traffic citations through SF MTA assist us seven days a week with the hundreds of loads of laundry we do at the SF SPCA. If you are interested in community service through SF MTA, please call 415-522-3523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Volunteer Groups: Special half-day projects, which are scheduled Tuesday-Friday from 9am-1pm, are for corporate groups or clubs (up to 12 people) to help with gardening, painting, or beautifying our Mission Campus. Most of these special volunteer projects do not include direct animal care or handling, but do include a tour (where you get to see our adoptable animals) and an overview of our mission and programs. Group Service Project dates are set in advance and we may not be able to accommodate specific date requests. Please feel free to reach out about alternate dates.
We are grateful to corporate volunteer groups like yours to help us complete important projects on our campuses. To cover the supplies and administrative costs of your project as well as support our life-saving programs, we strongly suggest a donation based on your company’s annual budget (see guidelines below) to the SF SPCA upon confirmation of your service project date.
$500: Budgets less than $1M
$1,000: Budgets $1-5M
$2,000: Budgets more than $5M
To find out about our needs and to reserve a date for your group, please email us at email@example.com. Please note that all volunteers must be over 18.
If a project is not available or does not meet your company’s needs, consider these other important ways of supporting the SF SPCA…
Work directly with our animals on a weekly basis. If you would like to hear more about our volunteer opportunities for individuals, please attend a volunteer information session.
There are many ways for businesses of any size to give. Learn about some fun new ways to partner with the SF SPCA.
We also welcome support with in-kind and monitory donations.
Thank you for sharing our enthusiasm for animals and their welfare!
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.