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Better together

You know that feeling? At the SF SPCA, we like to call it “joy overload”— that crazy kind of happy that occurs as soon as you walk through your front door into the waiting paws of an elated pet. Nothing quite compares to the joy experienced when you reunite with your beloved, furry friends. And we ought to know, we've been bringing pets and people together for 150 years. 

How did you hear about our 150th anniversary?

Many people think the SF SPCA is a chapter of a national organization. It isn’t. There is no national SPCA. As an independent nonprofit, we don’t receive government funding so we depend on community support to fund our lifesaving programs. Make a difference for the animals of San Francisco. Donate in honor of our 150th anniversary to help support our local efforts to bring pets and people together!

Put your money where your paws are!

Good human!

The SF SPCA Veterinary Hospitals provide a wide range of services for your pet, including routine check-ups, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, dental work, and emergency care. And all profits directly support animals in need as well as the many innovative programs that the SF SPCA provides to the broader San Francisco community.

Book an appointment today!

Does your furry friend need a check up? 

To capture the unique nature of this relationship, we've created The Companion Chronicles, a living archive of timeless stories from those whose lives have been touched by animals. 

The animal + human bond

We’re not just an animal welfare organization, we are an animal organization for people. 


Together with  the help of all the people who have adopted an animal, volunteered their time, or provided financial support, we’ve been able to bring pets and people together, celebrating the magic and meaning that animals bring to all of our lives.

What’s yours?

Join us for a year-long 150th fest!

Throughout 2018, we're celebrating with you, San Francisco!


There’s something for everyone from historical exhibits to cat movie nights to a street fair in October.

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SF SPCA 150th Anniversary Historical Archive Exhibit

Take a riveting walk through history and see how animals have touched our lives since 1868.


The exhibit runs March 10 - June 17 during regular library hours.


SF Public Library (Main Branch)

100 Larkin Street, 6th Floor

San Francisco, CA


People visited through our Animal Assisted Therapy program

9,012

3,123

Spay or Neuter surgeries performed (76% were discounted or free)

112,066

5,242

Free vaccines given through our Mobile Vaccine Clinic throughout San Francisco

Total number adoptions made possible in 2017, including 3,079 cats and 2,096 dogs

Your dollars matter

1,537

1,504

Animals given care and housing through our Foster program

Feral or free-roaming Community Cats who were spayed or neutered in 2017

8,332

As a local and independent nonprofit, we don’t have a national organization’s budget. We rely on the support of generous donors to keep our life changing programs going.  Please consider a recurring donation so that we may have the opportunity to plan for the future.

Number of children that participated in one of our Humane Education programs

Adopt  \\\  Volunteer  \\\   Donate

San Francisco SPCA

Pacific Heights Campus

2343 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

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Mission Campus

201 Alabama Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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