My then boyfriend and I adopted Rosie (formerly known as Boscolita) in August of 2010 from the SF SPCA. We knew she was destined to be ours as she made air biscuits for us and came when called. Rosie flourished in our tiny one bedroom apartment in the city and is now loving life in our much larger home. She has taught us so much about the unconditional love you can get from a shelter pet and continues to be a source of much joy in our house. We are so grateful to the SF SPCA for giving Rosie a chance and for keeping her safe until we were able to...

I was visiting the SF SPCA to help my mom find a dog companion. We went into one of the rooms to see a litter of puppies: four black males and one white female with black ears. I knelt down to meet them, and the girl climbed up onto my lap—like she'd done it a hundred times before—to watch her brothers tussle on the floor below. She then chewed a hole in the hem of my shirt. It wasn't a good time in my life for a dog, but I couldn't leave without her, and we have been inseparable ever since. Zoe (formerly Etouffee) has changed my life.

We cannot thank you enough for bringing this hilarious little tripawd into our lives! We absolutely adore her sweet personality and zest for life. Despite her previous treatment, all she wants to do is love on us, on our other dog, and on every single person and dog she meets. She's quite the star in our Half Moon Bay community. She's been with us for almost six months now, and we can't imagine our lives without her. Our other dog adores her as much as we do; they quickly became the very best of friends. She has since been exposed to all types of...

I will always be extremely grateful to the SF SPCA for bringing my best friend to me! I adopted Aífe from the SF SPCA Holiday Windows on New Years Day, 2011. She was almost four months old, and I was 25. I'd moved to the city just before Thanksgiving, right after grad school and a really horrible breakup. As soon as I met Aífe, I knew she was the cat for me. That New Years Day was really the start of a new life for me. My bond with Aífe changed me completely. It taught me so much about unconditional love, curiosity, responsibility, companionship,...

When I first started volunteering at the SF SPCA, I was a dog walker. On one of my days volunteering, there were few dogs that I had to choose from. One of those dogs was Felix. By the end of the day we fell in love with him. I knew my cat liked dogs but wasn’t sure if Felix liked cats. When I brought him home he was fine with my cat, Goldie. That was 10 years ago. Felix is now 14 years old. He’s still sweet after all these years.

I adopted Sadie (formerly Sweetpea) the day before Thanksgiving of 2015. It was going to be my first Thanksgiving alone in San Francisco, and I had been making almost daily visits to various adoption agencies in hopes of finding my forever friend. Sadie had just recently had her right front leg removed, but still managed to hop over and snuggle into my lap. Through the immediate tears and laughter, I knew I had found my girl! Nine months later, and we are an inseparable pair! Sadie rehabbed amazingly and can give any dog at the park a run (literally...

We adopted Avery from Macy's holiday windows. He rolled over on my husband's lap despite all the chaos going on around him. Once we got him home and realized how crazy and energetic he was, we knew he needed a friend! We went to the SF SPCA the next day and brought home Gaby, who was twice Avery's size. They became fast friends and enjoy birdwatching, wrestling, and running around the house together. We call them our panther pack and are so grateful for everything they bring into our world!

When we adopted Avery, she seemed a little timid at first, but as soon as we got home she came out of her shell. She is incredibly smart, as well as sweet, loving, submissive, and beautiful. We could not have adopted a better puppy! Thank you so much, SF SPCA!

I adopted Sidney a month shy of his seventh birthday. He is now 8 1/2 years old. I love how social he is. He's a big talker and loves to snuggle. I am so happy with him ❤️

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