Prior to August 2014, I had been raving about having a dog -- I was very interested in the pitties but not until I moved to my current residence was I allowed to have a dog. Right away I decided I should jump on the opportunity to get one to call my own. I headed toward the SF SPCA first to have a look around, leaving my wallet at home so I wouldn't jump on the first puppy eyes I saw.

After looking at all of the adorable pitties, a volunteer inquired about what my lifestyle was like and what exactly I was looking for in a dog... and boy was she...

We adopted Mila almost a year after our beloved cat, Camille, had died. In honor of Camille, we hoped to adopt a senior cat and, after several months and visits to the wonderful SF SPCA, we met 14-year-old Mila. Mila had chronic health/behavioral issues and was advanced in age; we wondered if we could provide her with the care that she deserved. After speaking with the staff, who were patient and thorough, we felt we could. Mila had experienced a lot of changes by leaving her long-term home, entering the shelter, then getting a new home. Mila was...

We adopted Lola (formerly known as Slinky) from the SF SPCA in June of 2017. We didn’t intend to get a large dog or a puppy, but we met Lola and couldn’t resist that sweet face! Lola has been a wonderful addition to our home. She was initially very shy and mild mannered but has now blossomed into a rambunctious pup. She loves getting into wrestling matches with her best friend, a husky named Leia who lives down the street. Lola also loves her daily walks to the nearby park and meeting new people and dogs, all of whom she considers her friends. We...

We adopted our daughter at age 8, from the foster care system three years ago. Our landlord wouldn't let us have a dog. Now, she is 11 and really wanted a puppy. After repeated requests and begging our landlord, our daughter wrote a heartfelt note to the landlord how a dog would help her heal the pain of past physical abuse. He finally relented, and we began searching at SF ACC and SF SPCA for a good family dog. On the hottest heat wave weekend, we met BonBon age 4 months and fell in love instantly! We took him home and named him Angel. Our hearts...

San Francisco SPCA Recognized for Leadership in Employing People with Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, May 4, 2017

San Francisco SPCA Recognized for Leadership in Employing People with Developmental Disabilities

 

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2017 – The San Francisco SPCA is proud to support The Arc San Francisco’s WorkLife Awards, an initiative that celebrates the work and life achievements of people with developmental disabilities and the San Francisco businesses that employ them. This year, the San Francisco SPCA was recognized with a 2017 Non-Profit Partner Award.

We were looking to adopt a kitten for a while and got really excited when we saw the "Whiskers and Whiskey" event that was offering free kitten adoptions. Friday was the first cat we asked to meet. We immediately fell in love with his huge eyes, playful personality, soothing purr, and the absolutely adorable crook in his tail. Since then, we've attended Kitten Kindergarten at the SF SPCA and are proud to say that Friday successfully learned how to come when called and can sit, shake, and give kisses on command. He's pretty popular at parties. Thanks...

I adopted Waverly (formerly Maroochy) from your wonderful shelter. She is the greatest cat I have ever had. She is the first pet I've had on my own, and I was so nervous about being responsible for an animal all by myself. I can't remember why I was nervous now, because all I can think about is how amazing Waverly is. She truly has changed my life. Every day when I come home, she pokes her head around the corner and runs down the stairs to greet me. She loves chin scratches and watching Friends with me, and she sits on my lap when I read. She comes...

A long-time success story still going strong! I adopted Holly in 2007. She was born in a feral colony and was isolated from other cats as she had coughing spells (she has bronchitis and needs shots 3-4 times a years). The staff kept her in a cat carrier on their desks to try to socialize her. She had a brother who refused to be socialized at all, and he was returned back to his colony after being neutered. She had been there many months before I adopted her as she was extremely shy and frightened, but I could see she had it in her to become a loving...

Muzzle Up! Seminar

Muzzle Up!

Imagine a fearful dog gaining confidence and weaving around agility poles while wearing a muzzle. Or a shy dog running toward the muzzle from across the room in order to place her snout in the basket, eagerly anticipating her reward. These aren’t just pipe dreams; training makes them possible for dogs of varied breeds, backgrounds and temperaments. When done the proper way, muzzle training can increase the trust in you and your dog’s relationship.

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