In January, SFACC adopted out 73 cats, 18 dogs, and 26 small animals, and transferred 175 animals to rescue organizations for a grand total of 291!

Sweet Nelly and her family were reunited after 6 months! Nelly was brought to SFACC and a microchip allowed the shelter to contact the owner in a matter of minutes. Their dog had been lost in SF, and they had moved to Nevada. When they heard that Nelly was here and safe, they jumped in the car and made it in 3 hours. Moral of the story is that it’s so important to register your pet’s microchip, and keep the contact information current. The owners did that. The reunion was amazing!

Lupin (formerly known as Patty) was adopted in January 2019 and is enjoying her forever home! Here she’s modeling a Korean traditional costume.

Low-riding cutie Jack Jack was recently adopted we already have an update. His name is now Morty – short for Mortadella and he’s clearly settling/snuggling in.

“We met and adopted Einstein (a German Shepard puppy SFACC shelter had rescued last August) and he is a joy and a wonderful dog. Einstein is much loved and my entire family is very grateful for him. We will stop in to say hi one of these days soon. He just weighed in at 80 lbs (we think is is nearly 8 months old). His temperament is wonderful, amazing actually and he is also quite handsome. Thanks for all you do. Here’re two photos: one at the park and one with my daughter and granddaughter the other day.”

A happy update, complete with some amazing refrigerator modeling! “This is Siouxsie (@siouxsieisabanshee). I adopted her in August from ACC when she was named “Jessica Aguirre.” She was found alone in Candlestick Park and now she’s a spoiled little lady living in the Richmond District!”

Sir Thomas has been adopted!

One of our longest residents, Morrison the bun, found his forever home today! Congratulations!

Kitty was adopted last week and we already got an update “Just wanted to show handsome Kitty all settled in to his new home. We brought him home Sunday and he settled in immediately and gets along with his new sister (the black lab). He’s been so friendly and a total purr machine!
Thanks to the team for helping us bring him home!”

Alegria, a long-time pittie resident has been adopted!

A pigeon adoption update, complete with an impressive collection of pigeon pants! … “I adopted Sophia the pigeon in August of 2016 on a bit of a whim, and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. She’s the sweetest, most darling little companion and I’m just so thankful that I just happened across her the way that I did.” (The adopter volunteers with our partner Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue (!

 “A couple of weeks ago, I adopted a very timid kitten named Harlow.
Just want you all to see that he is quite happy in his new home albeit still a bit shy. If something scares him, he hides–but for less than a minute and then he’s out exploring what bothered him in the first place. We don’t have much of a view out the window, but they love the sun and each other.
Thank you for allowing me to bring him home.”
…Harlow also has a canine big sister adopted from ACC in 2017!

Billy the French bulldog adopted!

Sheru the Golden Retriever pup was so popular, he was adopted through a careful lottery process at SFACC.

Little Scooter adopted!

Sweet Jeannie adopted!

Pretty pittie Plum adopted!

Handsome Dexter (was Daxter) was adopted from us a year ago, in January of 2019. He’s living his best life, full of love and fun, and looking fantastic while doing it!

Malcolm (formerly Mohawk) is an ACC grad who went to Muttville and is headed home with David and Mary and dog brother Bruce to Pacifica where he will join their blended family that includes 5 children! He will be hanging out with David at work during the day and enjoy hikes and camping with the family.

Connie and Roland had been checking Muttville’s website daily to find just the right mutt. They saw ACC grad Chadwick and wanted to meet him right away. After some quality time together they knew he was the one! Off to Daly City they go for snuggles and adventures! Thank you to Muttville for taking so many of our senior dogs.

Transport angels SFACC volunteer Terri (L) and Boise Bully Breed Rescue Jasmine (R) brought Luigi to Idaho to give him a change of scene and more adoption exposure…Thank you SFACC staff member Kathryn Jones for arranging everything. Good luck, Luigi!

Adopted Blue Lacy pup, now named Selkie, is off to a great start in her new home: “She’s doing great and we are excited for our future adventures!
We’re moving back to the farm where we’ve lived before to manage my kid’s allergies that unexpectedly cropped up after having lived with other dogs, but never a puppy who likes to be a lap dog with kisses. So, we’ll have a dander-free area that can be closed off as well as 40+ acres of farm and forest with two other families with dogs, cats, and various livestock. She’s met all the critters – and has done exceptional all around, even the toddler who she approaches on her belly very gently.
We have a trainer who’s working with us – specifically with her & my kid together as part of a homeschool project that we’ll film. Also, after reading all the Lacy forums and articles I could find, I’ve found that Lacys excel in Search and Rescue. So, we found a SAR trainer who’s nearby and after an initial consult, she’s found that Selkie’s aptitude is over the top. So, as she grows, she’ll have a good foundation in the SAR skills and hopefully can be a working dog that way as well as a general farm dog.
Here are a few pictures from her new life … we’re so grateful to have her. Every rescue animal is special, but to have a chance with a dog like this is pretty amazing.
Thanks for all you do!”

January 2020