Arnie is truly adorable and admirable. He is a super cute young doggie with great treat motivation, making training that much better. He is still learning so much about the world, and would prefer to hang out in quieter areas to help him focus more on hanging out with you. He is excelling with his training with ‘look at me’, ‘touch’, and other focus tools that will be great in the real world. Arnie does best with calm interaction and meetings, so he can get to know new people or things at his pace. When he is comfortable with you, he will show some of the best zoomies and play time we’ve seen!
Thomas is the little engine that could. This cute and timid boy is progressing each day with his confidence. He still needs gentle encouragements on walks and when meeting new people with his current hesitations. He responds very well to soft happy talk and calm interactions. He will do best in a quiet home and with caring and patient adopters. Come meet this sweet pea!
Bee Sage here is a sensitive and precious recent mama doggie. She has just finished raising little ones and is ready for a new chapter. She is a bit shy, especially with new things but she opens up when she gets comfortable with those she knows. Bee Sage really opened up during small dog playgroups and is showing her really goofy and playful side, and its so cute to see!
Bee Sage is currently in a foster home and will return 3/25.
Parker is an estimated 1 year old Retriever/Pit Bull mix who arrived to us from San Francisco Animal Care & Control. She is a perky and personable pup who loves to go to our play yard and play with toys to her heart’s content. She is progressing so well with her training to help with her lively personality. Parker is a smart pup as well and already knows cues such as auto-sits and touches. She will surely bring joy to any home she goes to!
Here’s what a good samaritan, who found Parker and brought her into the shelter, had to say about her:
“I could go on and on about how Parker turned my world upside down for a day, but just go to the SPCA and meet her. She’ll change your life. She is such a magical, goofy character who wants to be out in the world and explore and learn and rest her head on your stomach as you fall asleep.”
Slomo is no slow poke at all. In fact he will quickly find his way to your heart. This super friendly and energetic boy loves company and exploring the world. He loves to go on adventures and doing awesome treat based training. He has already learned sit super fast. Not a slow learner at all! Come meet this cool canine!
Dashing delightful Dexter is estimated to be about a 1 year old Shepherd mix who arrived to our shelter from Fresno, CA. He can be very excitable and is learning to enjoy calm outings and interactions. He just can’t help himself-he can’t get enough of people! He loves affection, treats, and playing with toys of all shapes and sizes. Whoever decides to make Dexter a part of their family forever will surely not have a boring day ever again.
“I love it when you call me big papa-ya!” This beauty loves hanging out with people and getting all the affection. Her excitement can sometimes cause her to jump up on you, or pull while she’s out on a walk, but we know she means well! Thankfully, treats teach Papaya how to enjoy calm outings and interactions. When she feels very comfy with you, she will lay on your lap! How many of us can say we had a Papaya lay down in our lap? Come and pick this girl off the shelter tree and take her home with you.
Sophie is a silly young lady. She is quite a playful pup who loves to be active with activities like hikes and zoomies in the play yard. She is also super smart at well as she is fluent in a few behaviors like Look! and Touch. She does best with slow introductions where she can get to know you for a bit, then show you her super goofy and affectionate side. Come meet her!
Sammy is such a super silly boy with a great zest and curiosity for life. He is at a great age for learning, so continued training will help him become a fantastic dog. He will do best in continuing his positive reinforcement training to ensure he keeps his skills super sharp. Come meet him!
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.