Press Releases

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.

Find Your Soul Mate at the San Francisco SPCA’s Be Mine Adopt-a-thon Celebration

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love is in the air, especially at the San Francisco SPCA’s Third Annual Be Mine Adopt-a-thon celebration February 13th to 16th! The celebration will include fee-waived adoptions all weekend, an open bar cocktail party, tattoos, food trucks, free dental health checks, a book signing, and animal behavior workshops.

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.

SFO and San Francisco SPCA Introduce the Wag Brigade

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced the launch of a new program, titled “Wag Brigade,” to bring trained dogs into the Airport terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable.

The San Francisco SPCA and Macy's Partner for 27th Annual Holiday Windows

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Celebrate the season by joining the San Francisco SPCA and Macy's for the 27th annual Holiday Windows event, where adoptable cats and dogs are showcased in Macy's holiday windows in Union Square. On November 22nd, at 5 p.m., the Windows will be unveiled on the corner of Stockton and O'Farrell Streets by cast members from Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon.

San Francisco SPCA to Expand Services to the Public

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The San Francisco SPCA announced that starting August 5, 2013, it will be providing expanded services to the public in response to the reduction in San Francisco Animal Care and Control's hours of operation...