SF SPCA – Mission Campus
Appointments: 8am – 6pm, daily
8am – 12pm (noon), Sunday – Friday
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco CA 94103
Stephanie Cataldo grew-up in the San Francisco Bay Area and dreamed of being a veterinarian her whole life. At a young age, her first dog, a Doberman-Shepherd mix named Lola, was her inspiration and her true companion. Stephanie feels privileged and fulfilled to be a part of the veterinary profession. She has always felt at home among animals.
Stephanie received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from UC Davis and completed her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. Since working in the field, she has developed special interests in pain management, acupuncture, care of senior animals and loves working with underprivileged communities and shelter animals. When not at work, Stephanie loves to travel and spend time outdoors. Currently, her fur family includes one mischievous and incredibly lovable cat named Stella.
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.