July 2019

An adventurous feline Happy Tails update! SFACC alum Penny Lane and Hey Jude were adopted in 2016. “They travel with us through California by van, play outside, and love trees! Of course, they love napping and cuddling too.

On July 27, many SFACC kittens were adopted at the Kitten Pop-Up Shop. Another one takes place this weekend, Saturday 8/3, at the SFSPCA Pacific Heights Campus on Fillmore Street in SF.

Royal and her new family.

Tippy is now called Opal (Opalescent when she’s naughty) and is the resident dog at Clement Nursery in SF where she gets a lot of pets from the customers and is adored by her dad, who runs the nursery.

We’ve had a lot of small animal adoptions recently, including rabbits Katy (pictured), Susan, Timmee, Fred Astaire, Meatball, Webster and Meyers; bonded pair of rats Alexander and Maltese; guinea pig McPebbleson Jones; and parakeet Sheila. Thank you to all our adopters!

Enzo adopted!

Jet will live with her mom and dad in Sonoma. They fell in love with her sweet personality and how smart she was with “sit.”

Peggy with her new Mom and family. She’s going to be a beach dog in Pacifica.

Neville Longbottom



Tom Hanks


Beautiful Jujube!


Papyrus update: She is living her best life and is now 15 lbs. Who knew!? Her mom did a DNA test and the results are 40-50% dachshund, 10-20% bassett hound, a small percentage of boxer and golden retriever. Crazy! She goes by Pixie now.

A happy tails update about Cody (was Fillmore): “We just wanted to share that Cody is doing well and getting more comfortable in his new home after only 5 days! He is still nervous with new surroundings but is happy and loves his big brother!”

Dear Dept. of Animal Care and Control,
I just wanted to let you know that I had an excellent experience with Officer Stephanie Pone (Badge #22) and her partner when they came to my house tonight to retrieve a pigeon who had gotten trapped between my window and a flower bed. They were kind, efficient, and creative in finding a solution. You could tell how much they care about animals, and it was great to watch that pigeon fly away!
Thanks all, you do great work!

Mia, our longest
resident dog was adopted and will live in Chico with her new family. They said
thanks to Ariana for
the tip on the awesome dog! 

Pumpkin adopted!

Fred Astaire


SFACC alumnus Jules was at the SFSPCA for 270 days, waiting for his forever home.
In a foster home for a couple months, he was adopted in July by an amazing family and
now lives in Half-moon Bay. 
Thank you to our partner SFSPCA!

New warriors player Jordan Poole visited ACC today to adopt two adult cats. Bonnie Jill Laflin played matchmaker! He got two gorgeous cats that were surrendered because their owner moved away. The cats instantly loved him – and he loved them. He’s definitely a true cat fan and we’re so happy that he gave two cats an amazing home.


SFACC Kitten Pop-Up Shop – Saturday 8/3 in Pacific Heights

SFACC’s kitten extravaganza continues with a Kitten Pop-Up Shop this Saturday 8/3, at the SF SPCA Pacific Heights Campus, 2343 Fillmore Street, SF. Adopt one for $50 and the second kitten is free. Two are better than one; they play with each other when you’re not home, and give you twice the love and purrs!

PLUS, adoption fees are waived for SFACC cats older than 5 months.

June is a lovely 2-year-old waiting for you to adopt her.

Check out all the kittens and cats up for adoption at SFACC HERE!

June 2019

Sharing updates and adoption news from last month…

Wallaby turned 1. Happy Birthday buddy!

“I adopted Martha early December of last year and wanted to let you know what a grown up lady, yet extremely rambunctious and affectionate and loving still, she has become. She brings me so much joy. She really does not know the meaning of personal space at all. I renamed her Sarangi because sarang means love in Korean and she has so much love. The Calico is her sister I got few years before her.” …Martha has an Instagram account: mongshiri_moncheri

Coco, now Newsie.

 “I just wanted to
give you an update on Lily, the sweet Siamese cat that I adopted last month.
She is living with my mother whose elderly cat has terminal cancer, and this
has been a match made in heaven! Lily walked into my mom’s house like she owned
the place, and there has not been one cross word spoken between Lily and
Serbia, the elderly kitty. Lily is outgoing and friendly with family and
visitors alike, and spent the afternoon after she moved in going from lap to
lap during my mom’s monthly bridge club game. She’s been the perfect addition!
Thank you so much for our sweet Lily!”

Sarah Jessica Barker and her new mom!

ACC grad Velvet was adopted from our partner Muttville.

Martina was adopted in April… “Martina has been amazing!!! She loves tennis balls, playing in the grass, and playing overall. We’ve been giving her glucosamine to help her arthritis as well. Thank you guys for helping her out and rescuing her.”

Sweet senior Precious has been adopted!

Hooray! Grub has found
his forever home!

Iris the puppy stolen in Lafayette from Jelly’s Place Rescue was
found in San Francisco and returned to Rescue! Yay! Thank you to everyone who
shared this on Social Media. It works.

A happy update about charming fluffy Ewok, who just graduated from training class… “He was really a good boy during class. Very chill and well behaved. He didn’t bark at the dogs and wanted to play with them. Although, of all days, on graduation day, he barked at other dogs cause he wanted to play. Lol!! We want to thank SFACC for all that you do and we are so happy with our little Ewok boy.”

“We are over the moon about Agnes and Katsu, two adorable kittens from ACC, who joined our family this week! Much appreciation to their foster families. Pure joy!”

Darling Tippy has been
adopted! Her adopter owns Clement Nursery in SF where she’ll get to join him at

“A few years ago my husband and I adopted our sweet Dottie (formerly Janis) from ACC. She was initially a super shy kitten but we knew with time and love she’d build the confidence she needed…and we were right! She is now the queen of the house and best friends with our two rescue pups. If she’s not snuggling with one, she’s wrestling with the other. She has been the best addition to our family. Thank you so much for our sweet girl and for all that you do ACC! ”

 “Wanted to share that Roxie kitty – has been doing great in her new home with me and Juno dog. She is calm, friendly, easy going, playful when she wants to be, loves her scratching box to roll around in. She and Ms Juno are doing well together – both being respectful.” It looks like two BFFs in the making!

Panther (formerly Roscoe) “is living his best life! … We are so blessed with our pup he is A JOY TO OUR HEARTS AND SOUL”. … Panther was adopted from SFACC in January of 2018.

Is It Too Hot for Your Pet?

It only takes 10 minutes for temperatures inside a car to become dangerously hot, according to the Humane Society, which supported the Good Samaritan bill. On a 70-degree day, car temperatures can reach 89 degrees within 10 minutes. When it’s 72 degrees outside, it takes about an hour for car temperatures to reach 116 degrees.

If you see an animal in distress, call the SFACC dispatch line (415) 554-9400 or 911.

I see an animal in a hot car. What should I do?

  1. Note the make/model of the vehicle, license plate number and its specific location. Note a description and condition of the dog(s). Quickly use your smart phone or camera to film the situation, especially if any signs of distress are observed (see below). Also note the time and outside temperature if you have access to that information.
  2. Call the local animal control agency or police. If you don’t have the local numbers, call 911. Along with getting help, this will create a “record” of the event (311 can also route you to the best agency to help).
  3. Some locations, such as malls, amusement parks or casinos, will have on-site security that may be able to help take action sooner then first responders can arrive.
  4. Ask clerks at nearby stores/venues to make announcements using the vehicle’s make/model to locate the dog’s guardian.
  5. Return to the vehicle to monitor the dog’s condition and help responding authorities locate the vehicle.
  6. If you need to take immediate action to save the dog’s life and remove the animal from the car, make sure you’ve gathered as much evidence of the situation and dog’s condition as you can, including involving near-by witnesses. Remember this is a last resort if it looks like the animal won’t live until officers arrive – even if you save the animal, you might still be charged with a crime and face repercussions in the majority of states.

Signs that an animal is in heat-related distress:

Wide eyes
Fervent barking as if in distress
Intense scratching or digging at windows or doors trying to escape
Excessive panting with exaggerated long tongue
Extreme drooling, salivating
Change in color of the gums (blueish purple, bright red or pale from lack of oxygen)
Increased heart rate
Labored or trouble breathing
Disorientation, stumbling or poor coordination
Diarrhea or vomiting
Collapse or loss of consciousness
Respiratory arrest

How Hot Is Too Hot?

Think of your dog (or any pet) as a toddler… if you wouldn’t leave a four-year-old child unattended in a car–don’t leave your dog/pet!

Source: mydogiscool.com

May 2019

In May, SFACC adopted out 89 cats, 19 dogs, and 9 small animals!
Of course when adopters come for visits or send updates, we love sharing them…

Big beautiful Indy came to the new SFACC shelter groundbreaking on May 15. She was adopted in early 2017 as a pup (was named Hannah) and has grown to be a friendly, playful and exuberant girl! She and her owner regularly stop by at SFACC to drop off treat donations. Here’s a photo of her as a pup when she was at SFACC. Thanks for coming by Indy and mom!

Update about Princess Sophia, now Eunice… “She is
the smallest kitty with the biggest meow, and loves to greet me loudly
especially when I come home to demand pets, food, and play. She loves chasing
feathery things, climbing into cardboard boxes, and following me wherever I
go–especially if I have food in my hand. Overall, she really has been super
sweet, and is a great cuddler and purr monster. Since moving in, she has slept
next to me every night and is sure to wake me up every morning demanding her
food! I love her to pieces already!”

Malcolm, our longest current shelter resident has found a great forever home! From his adopter, Matthew Wong: “This guy is very sweet! Thank you to SFACC. You guys are the best!!!! I promise I will bring him back ASAP. BTW his new name is Chuy (pronounced chewy) Wong. Look out world, here he comes!!!!!!!”

Update on Winston: “We are so pleased with our adoption of Winston 9 years ago! He is now a big brother to his human sister Ella and is a perfect gentleman 24/7. We moved from San Francisco to Boston in 2013, and then moved again to Palm Beach, Florida this past October. Each move Winston has taken in stride, but he is most happy lounging in the sun and soaking up the salt air down south. We love SFACC!”

Adorable Aubergine was
adopted recently and we’ve already received and update. His lucky adopter says
“He’s a very fun pig!”

Milo update (formerly
Mike): “loves to go on walks and say hello to all the neighbors (pups and
humans alike!), play with his toys, chase and play fetch, and snuggle on a warm
lap (And help his mom with her work 😅)!”

Silly boy Joaquin has left the building with his new mom! He’s going to be enjoying life in San Francisco. Have fun!

Little Triscuit got adopted by a very lovely
family. She will be Rooney from now on.

“I just wanted to reach out to say thank you SFACC! …We adopted our chihuahua from you back in October (during the Pet Pride Day street fair with SF SPCA). She was called Toast at the time, we had been looking for a small girl chihuahua, and after seeing her photo online and speaking with ACC staff about her personality we knew we had to meet her. The next day we were there for opening, with our other two dogs, and asked to meet Toast. 
The rest is history, she is now called Brie and is the best dog we could ask for. She gets along so well with her two brothers, constantly snuggling or bugging them to play with her. I bring her to work with me every day, where she meets new people, dogs and occasionally cats–she is playful and curious with everyone, a true social butterfly. She is an absolute dream and we couldn’t be more in love with her–so thank you for taking care of her and giving us the opportunity to adopt her.”

From the adopters of
Juliet (now Layla): “She is doing so well! She warmed up to us very quickly and
is well behaved. She responds to training very well. She’s always so happy and
she loves every person and every dog she sees. We’re socializing her very well
and overall we are so happy with her 🥰 Thank you for such a great adoption experience.” Thank YOU for

We had a magnificent visitor: Kochief and his person came by to say hi. He was adopted from us as a puppy in February 2014 and is now a big happy boy of 150 lbs!

Kochief takes a treat from SFACC staffer Naomi.

Jim went home with a sweet family. He will have a baby human sister as well as a canine and kitty sibling. 

Hobbit came by for a visit with his adoring fans. He’s definitely been working out at the gym!

Sweetie pie Sherman went home with his new mom.

Wiley went home!

Arthur Goodboy (his real name) was adopted. Yay!

Look who got adopted
before we even posted her: sweet scruffimuffun pup Ginger! Have a great life

“Roxie, the kitty who was adopted last Saturday has been doing great in her new home with me and Juno dog. She is calm, friendly, easy going, playful when she wants to be, loves her scratching box to roll around in. She and Ms Juno are doing well together – both being respectful.”