“Sweet Pea is the heartbeat by my side. She calms me when I’m having panic attacks, and wakes me up from PTSD induced dreams. She walks ahead of me, so I won’t be surprised by anything around the corner.
On the days when I can’t leave bed, she is a loyal pillow and designated tear licker. She helps me feel unconditionally loved and needed when I feel isolated, lost, unwanted, and lonely. Like the world wouldn’t skip a beat if I were to leave.
On the days where I can open the front door, and feel like I can conquer the world, she’s my biggest hype lady. Her happy feet go tippy tappy and it makes me feel proud of myself.
She is my angel and I don’t know what I did to deserve her. Truly the love of my life, and my saving grace.
Thank you to whoever is watching over me and let me wander into the San Francisco SPCA on that very day.” – Kerry
Read more or submit your own: stories.sfspca.org
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 (Hours & Location). 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.