This is the Intersection of Love and Adoption in San Francisco


RESOLVED, That there shall be an honorary naming of "Rescue Row" in recognition of the valuable contributions that these organizations make to the lives of San Francisco's animals and the city as a whole

This Saturday, May 31, kicks off the fifth year of Maddie's Pet Adoption Days. In San Francisco we'll also be celebrating the naming of Rescue Row -- where I met my family all those years ago at the San Francisco SPCA.

Come join us!


For more details on the grand reopening, visit

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit

Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. For more information, visit

Family Dog especially loves to save "underdogs" -- dogs born deaf, blind, or physically disabled -- we call them our Miracle Dogs. For more information, visit

SF ACC responds to animal related emergencies 24/7 including animal abuse and neglect as well as matters of public safety. For more information, visit


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Why adopting an elderly dog is a great choice to make!

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Do you need a reason to make adoption your first choice? How about three wonderful reasons? Meet this sweet family that includes three dogs, all of whom were senior sweethearts when they were adopted by Mark and Mary Ann Behme. 


Watch the video and consider making adoption your first choice when adding to your family. Learn more about the Shelter Pet Project

And while you're thinking about what family means to you, November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month. Consider sharing your home with an older dog.

Why Spay Day is a Celebration of Life

Spay Day is an annual campaign by the Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States. In my dog opinion, this event is a celebration of life. When all companion animals are wanted and in loving homes, I'd call that a celebration.

The intent of the Spay Day campaign is "to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats." Why is this important?

"Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats." - HSUS

Why should you care? 

Many people believe that their pet's puppies or kittens would never become homeless shelter animals. But the reality is that every time the dog finds his way under the fence to visit the neighbor's female dog, or the indoor/outdoor cat comes back home pregnant again, the result is a litter of dogs or cats. Even if they are placed into homes, it is still possible for them to end up in shelters once they become "hard to handle," or for them to reproduce further and for the next generation of puppies or kittens to wind up homeless

As a dog who was surrendered to a shelter, I know about this. My personality and size is likely the reason I was considered "hard to handle" and given up to a shelter. Compared to the millions of dogs and cats euthanized each year, I'm a very lucky girl [...]



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