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 ❤️

Kenny is a Cairn terrier mix. He was 7 years old when we adopted him, and he will be 10 years old this year. We could not be happier having Kenny in our life. We didn't choose him, he choose us. When he jumped up and licked my hand, we were hooked. Kenny has been such a joy for us. We are planning to adopt another dog as a companion for Kenny.

This is my 3-year-old Maine Coon tabby mix Bella (formally Fiona). Three years ago in November of 2013, a few weeks before Thanksgiving, I had decided to go to Pets Unlimited (now the Pacific Heights Campus) and just have a look around, at the time I wasnt expecting to find anyone. But I was proven wrong! I was going from kennel to kennel looking at all the pups and kitties. When I passed a huge room of kittens, there was one who was staring at me and following me back and forth when I passed. I asked to go in and this kitten continued to follow me....

Four years ago my husband and I walked into the Mission adoption center with intentions to adopt a kitten. It was Mother's Day 2012. I had a fluffy white or Siamese kitten in mind. Well, it didn't work out as planned. First of all, there was no kitten to be found. It was not kitten season apparently. Secondly, the cats that we thought we liked didn't give us the time of day. We walked in and out of every room to no avail. Right when we were about to give up, one volunteer walked us into a small room with a tiny 7-year-old black cat. I was hesitant at...

We are thrilled to have Tito as part of our family. He absolutely adores his walks and cuddles and is a big fan of our new television. New television equals more and longer cuddles. Tito visits our neighbor's dogs through the fence. He is a sweet, adorable, and loving boy. We want to thank the staff and volunteers at the San Francisco SPCA for all the care and kindness Tito received before we brought him to his forever home.

San Francisco SPCA Launches Prong Collar Educational Campaign: What’s Wrong with the Prong?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

San Francisco SPCA Launches Prong Collar Educational Campaign: What’s Wrong with the Prong?

Prong collars cause injuries and behavioral problems, but many safe and effective training alternatives exist

June 21, 2016 – The San Francisco SPCA has launched a campaign to educate the public about the harm caused by prong collars. Prong collars are designed to inflict pain and discomfort and can cause serious physical, behavioral, and emotional damage.