Black Hammer/BARK Beer Bust

WHAT: Happy hour fundraiser for SFACC
WHEN: May 30, 2018
WHERE: Black Hammer Brewery, 544 Bryant St., SF

On May 30, people & pooches sipped craft beer and toasted dogs and the good work of SFACC. This fun(d)-raising event hosted by Black Hammer Brewery (544 Bryant St.) and BARK. Some good sniffs and mingles were had by all and pups got a free BARK toy to take home and destroy. Proceeds benefited Friends of SFACC. Thank you ACC Volunteer Pauline Le for organizing this fun event, and big WOOFS to Black Hammer and BARK!!

Pauline holding Growler, resident bar dog (L), ACA James getting smooched (M) and ACC graduate Frankie (R)


2018 FSFACC Rescue Partner Awards

WHAT: Friends of SFACC Rescue Partner Awards
WHEN: March 17, 2018
WHERE: Sports Basement Grotto, 1590 Bryant St., SF

The huskies were by far the rowdiest party goers but the King pigeons and the rat weren’t bothered in the least. On March 17, in the Grotto Community Room of Sports Basement, Friends of SFACC Board Chair Genevieve Herreria and Treasurer Andrea Gremer presented 24 Bay Area animal rescue partners with microgrants for helping SFACC in 2017.
Friends of SFACC gives small grants to the most critical helpers. An important annual program, the invitation-only awards are based on the number of animals pulled from the shelter, the degree of difficulty (whether for medical, behavioral, or other reasons), and the financial need of the organization.
These groups help animals from a variety of circumstances–from hoarding cases (like the 500 mice that were rescued by North Star Rescue) to animals lost during the North Bay fires (Sonoma Reptile Rescue), to injured and orphaned wildlife that SFACC is unable to treat (SFROMP and Wildcare).
The work these folks do is physically and emotionally demanding. Each partner representative spoke briefly about their organization’s work. Al Wolf, executive director of Sonoma Reptile Rescue, shared the heartbreaking account of rescuing animals after the North Bay fires. The organization lost all their records and other equipment in the fire “Our neighbors who have supported us over the years have lost their homes and everything in them. They are tapped out and we face a tough time ahead, so we really appreciate this grant.”
The stories from each group are different but a common thread runs through all of them: dedication to saving animals.

Thank you all for helping SFACC!

BASH (Bay Area Siberian Husky)
Copper’s Dream
German Shepherd Rescue Nor. Cal
Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue
Grateful Dogs Rescue
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
Miranda’s Rescue
Nor. Cal. Division of So. Cal Dachshund Relief
Nor. Cal Bulldog Rescue
North Star Rescue
Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue
Persian and Himalayan Cat Rescue
Rocket Dog Rescue
Schwartz Family Animal Welfare Foundation – Toy Breed
Sonoma County Reptile Rescue
SF Rescued Orphan Mammal Program – Wildlife
Veterinary Street Outreach Services (VetSOS)
Wonder Cat Rescue
Wonder Dog Rescue

SFACC Director, Virginia Donohue (R) with Palomacy Ex. Director, Elizabeth Young (second from R), and her team of pigeon peeps.

North Star (Rodent) Rescue representative and her plus one.

Friends Board Chair Genevieve Herreria (R) and Treasurer Andrea Gremer (L, standing) listen to the respresentative from Cal Bulldog Rescue.

Al Wolf from Sonoma County Reptile Rescue speaks about the challenges of rescuing animals in the county after the fires. 

Cobb’s Comedy Benefit for SFACC – October 26

Nikki Glaser Benefit

WHAT: Cobb’s welcomes Nikki Glaser, animal love, comedian, and TV host of the series Not Safe which premiered on Comedy Central.
WHEN: Thursday, October 26 at 8:00pm
WHERE: Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., SF. a North Beach institution since 1982.
All ticket proceeds will be donated to three local organizations: Friends of SFACC, Give Me Shelter Cat Rescue and Muttville.

Tickets: $22.50 for general admission; $32.50 VIP preferred seating.
For more show info: 415-948-4320.
Thanks to ACC volunteer Molly for setting this up!

Howloween Benefit for SFACC @ WAG Hotels SF – October 26, 2017

social media howloween

WHAT: Haunted Howl-o-Ween Party
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 26th, 6-8pm
WHERE: Wag Hotels SF, 25 14th St., SF.
You’re invited to bring your canine to enjoy a frighteningly good pawty and mingle with other witches, ghouls, and goblins. Treats include: beer, wine, and light snacks, a costume contest with prizes, a silent auction, local vendors and adoptable dogs, photos with Cruella de Vil, Wag Swag. GET TICKETS ON Eventbrite. $15 until 10/26; $20 at the door. ACC will be at the party with adoptable dogs and all proceeds benefit Friends of SFACC.

Pet Pride Day 2017 – October 1 @ SFACC & Rescue Row


Thanks to all who attended Pet Pride Day 2017! The shelter adopted out 14 animals, gave 10 dogs microchips, and everyone had a great time on Rescue Row. Special thanks to Doug McConnell for MC-ing and to Burl Haggard Band for setting the tone with their breezy tunes! All funds raised from the raffle and other booth activities go to programs and materials that enrich the lives of SFACC’s animals.

Extended hours:  12-5pm.

Event Activities:

  • NO-FEE pet adoptions!
  • Pet costume and pet trick contests
  • Photo booth
  • Free microchipping for SF residents’ pets ($20 for nonresidents)
  • Dog & cat toy-making workshop
  • Face painting
  • Local rescue organizations and pet product vendors
  • Food truck and beer garden
  • Onsite raffle with a grand prize of 2 RT airline tickets on Alaska Airlines!

All funds raised go to programs and materials that enrich the lives of SFACC’s animals. For more information or to sponsor the event, visit