Press Releases

Spend Halloween Weekend at the San Francisco SPCA's "There's No Place Like Home" Celebration

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Attend the Thursday night cocktail party and meet Insta-Celebrity @TunaMeltsMyHeart! SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., October 16, 2014 – Tricks and treats will be bountiful at the San Francisco SPCA’s Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween celebration, October 30th - November 2nd. The Adopt-A-Thon weekend kicks off with a cocktail party on Thursday night at the SF SPCA's Mission Campus.

Pets Unlimited Veterinary Hospital is Now the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The new name reflects the March 1st merger of the SF SPCA and Pets Unlimited

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. –Today, the San Francisco SPCA announced the renaming of the Pets Unlimited Veterinary Hospital to the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital. As a result, the organization’s two veterinary hospitals will both fall under the San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital name.

The San Francisco SPCA Teams Up with Bows ‘N Ties to Help Homeless Animals

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bows ‘N Ties' limited edition line of accessories, featuring colorful doggie prints, will help raise funds for the SF SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is embarking on a joint venture with Bows ‘N Ties, a San Francisco-based design house specializing in men’s accessories. Their upcoming campaign, aptly named Dogs ‘N Ties, marries fashion and philanthropy to raise funds for homeless animals.

San Francisco SPCA Warns of Escalator-Related Paw Injuries

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pet guardians are advised to keep animals off of escalators or purchase booties

The San Francisco SPCA is advising pet guardians to take precautions to prevent their animals from being injured on escalators. The two SF SPCA hospitals, in the Mission and Pacific Heights, regularly receive emergency visits for escalator-related injuries. Dogs' paws can get caught between the moving escalator steps, leading to severe wounds.

July Heats Up with Summer Safety Tips from the San Francisco SPCA

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Keeping your pet safe is an important part of having fun this Fourth of July!

As the Fourth of July holiday quickly approaches, it brings with it hotter temperatures and exciting festivities for the whole family, including our furry friends. While getting some sun and setting off fireworks is a great way to celebrate, the San Francisco SPCA encourages you to keep the following summertime safety precautions in mind.

Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the San Francisco SPCA Adoption Center

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"Last year we completed more than 5,000 adoptions, the most in the SF SPCA's 145 year history," said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA co-president. "Unfortunately that was the maximum capacity of our old shelter, so to continue to grow we needed to renovate. In our new shelter we'll be able to adopt out 20% more animals each year, saving 10,000+ lives over the next decade!"

Rescue Row Unveiling Kicks Off Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

With four animal welfare organizations on one street, Rescue Row is the ideal place to find your new best friend

On Saturday, May 31, join four of San Francisco's premier animal welfare organizations to celebrate the unveiling of Rescue Row. The San Francisco SPCA, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, Northern California Family Dog Rescue, and San Francisco Animal Care and Control are all located on the same city block, on Alabama Street between 15th and 16th Streets. On May 6, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to officially recognize the street as Rescue Row.

Linda Tellington-Jones and the San Francisco SPCA Invite You to Enhance Your Relationship with Your Pet Through the Magic of TTouch

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TT Touch, an animal training and communication method, was first popularized by Linda Tellington-Jones, PhD, in the 1970s. Tellington-Jones has received worldwide recognition for her pioneering approach to holistic and alternative healing. The Tellington Method utilizes a variety of techniques of touch, movement and body language to affect behavior, performance, and health, and to increase an animal’s willingness and ability to learn in a painless and anxiety-free environment.

San Francisco SPCA and Pets Unlimited to Merge Operations

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Today, the SF SPCA and Pets Unlimited announced a merger of two likeminded animal welfare organizations, creating a centralized animal care nonprofit that will significantly increase resources and enhance operations for the benefit of animals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco SPCA Animals Benefit from Maddie's Fund Treatable Assistance Program

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today the San Francisco SPCA announced that 554 homeless animals had received assistance last year thanks to the Maddie's Fund Treatable Assistance Program (TAP). The TAP is a pilot program that helps northern California shelters find homes for senior animals, or those with treatable medical conditions, who were transferred from animal control shelters. The TAP provides a stipend when those animals are adopted, and in 2013 the SF SPCA received $419,300.