January 2021

In January, 32 animals were adopted directly from SFACC (13 dogs, 14 cats, and 5 others) and 136 animals were transferred to partner organizations (48 dogs, 37 cats, and 50 others). Here are some of those adoptions, plus updates, and a happy reunion.

Milo went missing and the shelter received many sightings of a white fluffy dog running in the streets of San Francisco. SFACC officers responded to several of the sightings. Meanwhile, a wonderful citizen on a scooter and friend were able to follow Milo, and coax him to them. They took him home for the night and the next day brought him to SFACC. Milo’s owners had also contacted SFACC, posted on Paw Boost, Nextdoor, Facebook and other social media platforms. That afternoon, SF ACC was able to reunite Milo with his family. Watch their reunion on Facebook!

Beautiful senior lovebug Trixie was a stray who showed up at a Good Samaritan’s front door. After no one came to claim her, her finder adopted her. They’ve previously adopted senior cats from us. Yay for Trixie!

This gorgeous Golden Pheasant was found as a stray. Because it’s a domesticated species, it wouldn’t survive in the wild, and it definitely couldn’t hide well from predators. It went to a rescue partner and has since been adopted.

Hooray! Sweet Lemon (was Emoji) is jumping for joy as she goes home with her new family.

Our playful little pirate panther has been adopted (and has inspired some fun Photoshop art)!

Handsome sweetie Grant has found his forever family and a new name, Finn.

Sweet puppy boy Barnaby has gone home with his forever family.

SFACC grad Charlie blissfully enjoying some gentle brushing with a toothbrush is the kind of soothing content we can all use. Enjoy!

Chicken in a bush? Yep! That’s where this lovely was found. No one came in to claim her, so she’s now pecking and clucking away at a partner rescue.

Lovely lady Daffodil came in as a stray when she showed up on a Good Samaritan’s porch. No one came to claim her, so her finder adopted her.

Sweet girl Friday was adopted before we even had a chance to promote her. Go Friday!

Gorgeous fluffy Jackson, adopted before we got him posted (via a virtual adoption application). You can see why!

Sweet little Kiwi has been adopted! Her new family includes a 13 year old doggy brother and two cat siblings.

“Four years ago on January 7th, I met and adopted this tiny, chatty, velvety-soft old lady cat, then called Noelle and now named Opal. At 16 years old, Opal is the matriarch of the household and spends her days snuggling on her mama’s lap or chest, voicing her deeply-held opinions on any and all topics of conversation, pretending to be irritated by her secretly beloved dog sister Minnie, and reminding the world at large that it’s time for her next meal. Opal is a constant source of cuddles, hilarity, and comforting purrs, a caring and attentive nurse when any of her family members are under the weather, and in every way the perfect shelter-in-place companion. Endless thanks to SFACC and Toni’s Kitty Rescue for taking such great care of her during her time with you and for bringing the two of us together!”

Adorable Winnie has been adopted!

Reya (formerly Remi) Update: “We adopted Reya last year–on New Year’s Day, 2020. Reya has fit into our family perfectly and brought us so much joy during this difficult year…Thank you for taking good care of her when she was there!”

Double senior Westie happy tails update! Senior cuties Lafawnduh and Dillinger went from our shelter to a foster home with WRAP Westie rescue. In November they were adopted by one of our fosters and are now leading a happy life, complete with an Instagram account: @westies_of_sf

December 2020

In December, SFACC found new homes for 62 animals (8 dogs, 53 cats, and 1 small animal). In addition, 151 animals were transferred to partners (40 dogs, 52 cats, and 59 other animals).

It’s Christmas Eve and ACC grad Mighty is enjoying his third holiday with his family and patiently waiting to find out what’s in his stocking!

CC grad Scrappy’s first Christmas with Joe’s family, including big sister and fellow ACC grad Billie. How cute are they in their sweaters? Looks like a cozy holiday!

Little foster kitten Socks and his new family! He’ll have a new big brother to play with too!

Bobby, was Bobert, adopted March 1st. “We wanted to let you guys know how well Bobert is doing. He was very quiet in the beginning but he is showing more of his personality now! His main interests are eating but he also likes to run in his outdoor area and jumps and twists and turns his body. He’s built more muscles and looks great now. He is popular in our neighborhood. We wanted to thank you for the beautiful bunny.”

Good boy Rhino has been adopted!

ACC grad Chuy (was Malcolm) celebrates his second Christmas with his family! Looks like he has a lot of presents to open!

Sweet gent Abner has been adopted, by friends of his foster. Congratulations!

A holiday happy tails adoptaversary update from one of last year’s Macy’s window kittens! Ziggy is quite the fashion meowdel and adventure cat!
“One year ago today, you hopped from the SF @macys holiday window display straight into our hearts Thanks to @sfanimalcareandcontrol today we celebrate your adoptaversary.We love you, Ziggy! Our little fam wouldn’t be the same without ya.”

SFACC grad bun beauty Bobbie is celebrating her first Christmas with her brother Teddy. What an adorably festive pair!

ACC grad Larry is celebrating his third Christmas with his forever family. Looks like he has the holiday spirit all wrapped up!

ACC grads Rudy and Nema are BFFs and each owned by an ACC dog volunteer!

Another holiday happy tails! Such a gorgeous canine trio: 2 SFACC grads and one SPCA grad. Left to right: Sadie (SFSPCA 2008), Gracie (SFACC 2009) and Jack (SFACC 2017, formerly Dino) are all ready for some holiday joy!

Mace (8 -yo GSD mix), originally “Nigel,” was dumped in the SFACC lot on Christmas of 2018. He was rescued and adopted through partner Golden State GSD Rescue January 2019. This is Mace’s second Christmas in his forever home. He loves lounging underneath the Christmas tree each morning and waiting for holiday treats in the kitchen.

Beautiful Cannoli’s adopter sent us this great update in November: “As this strange Thanksgiving is almost upon us, I’ve been reflecting on what’s gotten me through this year and I felt like I simply must share this with your shelter. I adopted a kitten from your shelter in August 2019 (her name was Piña Colada then) and every day I’m in awe at how perfect this cat is. Not only has she grown into the most beautiful cat, but she is also the sweetest, cuddliest, most talkative cat I’ve ever met. I’m so thankful that your facility made the adoption process simple yet thorough and allowed sweet Cannoli to be in my life and help my roommate and I through some very tough times. She’s the funniest most playful girl!”

Adorable Indigo Blue, formerly Brenda, was adopted from ACC November 2011 and is looking festive in her fancy collar!

A happy tails update for Daisy’s one-year adoptaversary: “It’s been one year since I adopted Daisy (right) from SFACC. She is the happiest girl in the world. She loves cuddles, squeaky tennis balls, and her big brother Rocky. I could not imagine my life without and I am so thankful to SFACC for bringing her into my life. Thank you for all you do!”

Gorgeous Iris was adopted a few weeks ago and we already have an update! “She loves her new toys especially the wobbly mouse and the feather toy. She also loves to run around and zoom through her crinkly tunnel. She is a very good hunter and loves to play :)”

Big sweetie Lullabell has gone home!

Sweet scruffimuffin pup Kevin (formerly Andy) was adopted earlier this year: “Just wanted to thank you again for all your help with Andy/Kevin’s adoption. He and I successfully flew back East to be with my family for the holidays and he’s been having a lot of fun in the snow haha. Wanted to share a few photos and just let you know we’re both happy as can be and settling into our life together.”

Charlotte (on the left) is starting the new year with her new family, complete with canine sibling. Congratulations!

Beautiful Daisy has been busy modeling neckwear (check out that adorable RGB collar her person made!), solving puzzles, sitting in boxes, and being an all around wonderful BFF. She even multitasks: modeling neckwear while sitting in a box! Good girl!

A wonderful Good Samaritan Story: “A BIG THANK YOU goes out the the staff at San Francisco Animal Care and Control for helping to keep this lady safe. Last night I woke up to the scared barks of a pitbull that was dumped at the church across the street from my house. This sweet girl could be Oona’s sister. I brought her food, water and a blanket and she was quiet for the rest of the night. When the SFACC opened we gave them a call and they were able to gain her trust and get her in the truck. I will check in on her and hope we can find her a great home. …Leash donations going out this week to Muttville, Rocket Dog, Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Lily’s Legacy and a bunch of other rescues! Thank you everyone for your support during this difficult year. Be kind to each other, support each other and stay positive” …Lovely Cora was adopted about a week after arriving at SFACC. (NOTE: The person who brought Cora food and comfort and called SFACC works with Ropes for Rescues.)

November 2020

In November, 82 animals found new homes: 12 dogs, 63 cats, and 7 others/small animals. In addition, 164 animals were transferred to partners, including 29 dogs, 75 cats, and 60 others.

Adorable parakeet Crackers has taken wing to his forever home. Congratulations!

Sweet pup Ferdinand is on his way home with his new parents. Congratulations and happy trails!

Update! Adorable pair Mochi and Miso are loving their forever home and excel in napping.

Happy 1-year adoptaversary to Spesh (speshy).
He is a very happy boy!

Purrfect orange tabby Mikey has finally found his furrever. Comfy cozy!

Kona and her new mom are on their way home. What a great pair!

Gorgeous Joey came in as a stray and was adopted by his finder!

Little lady Gia has been adopted. Congratulations!

Handsome Homer has found his forever home. Happy tails!

Happy tails update! Handsome boy George was adopted almost two years ago, when he was a puppy named Oso (third photo). His person says “He’s truly been my savior during this tough year. Absolutely my best buddy!”

Bella was adopted this weekend and we already have an update! “It hasn’t been 24 hours since she joined us but, Bella has the full run of the house. She has settled in just fine. Bella is a sweet little cat with an affectionate personality. I think she will be very happy with us.”

Wee pup Crouton has a new family and a new name: Sammy. Congratulations!

Distinguished senior house panther Vernon (seen here with some Squeeze Up treat on his nose) arrived at the shelter injured and as a stray. When no one came to claim him, he was adopted by his finder. Yay!

Best friends Piglet and Pooh Bear have gone home together. It’s so much more friendly with two!

Precious Poundcake went on a road trip to our partner NorCal Bully Breed Rescue. Happy trails sweetie!

ACC grads Nana & Katy have been adopted together.

Simba, a three-legged shepherd puppy was adopted from SFACC a few years ago. Fun update: one of our recent graduates to rescue, Smokey, was just adopted to his new family and guess who his brother is? Simba!

These boys are doing great together. They live down by the beach in Pacifica, I like to imagine them gossiping about their SFACC days while they sit on the sand.

Gorgeous Paloma was adopted at the beginning of November and we already have an update! “We are so happy to have Paloma in our home, it has been three weeks now and she gives us joy every single day. She is a bit spoiled and very much loved and cared for. We spend a lot of time keeping her active and engaged, she has lots of toys and eats excellent quality wet food. She adjusted to our household right away and we are so glad she is here.

Thank you for all that you do. It is obvious that the people at ACC care deeply for the animals there and I am grateful for that. Our adoption experience was so pleasant and everyone was very kind and knowledgeable. Thanks again, take care and be well!”

October 2020

The happiest of happy tales! From homeless dog to member of the wedding in one week. Freddy-Loo (formerly String Bean) attended his parents’ wedding recently, just a week after they adopted him. Congratulations!

Max was adopted by his finder.

Canine FOMO: recently adopted bun girl Bobbie has become fast friends with her dog brother Ted and even convinced him to try parsley!  Teddy has never eaten greens until he saw Bobbie eating them so he quickly joined in. Check them out on Instagram.

A litter of foster kittens has gone home with their new families and all in pairs! Meet them below with their new parents. Congratulations!

Dick Van Dyke & Betty White

Serena & Brad

RBG & Queen Elizabeth II

Susie-Q we love you. And your new family does too! Congratulations!

Sweet fluffy Reicy has gone home.

“Here’s an update on Bertie (previously Chrissy) who I adopted from ACC in April. She was laid up for 5 weeks in a soft cast after an arthroscopy and osteotomy. She wasn’t too happy about that, but has healed well and is now living her best life! We love her so much! She is the best dog!”


James Bond

Louis Lafayette was adopted by SFACC B&T Supervisor, Lauren (LT) Taylor. Lucky dog!

Pooh Bear and Piglet

Skippy and Scooter are going home with a full house, including a dog sibling.

Matthew (B/W pittie), Jack Muffin, and Rex were all transferred by the awesome SFACC team to adoption partners in Oregon and Carson City, Nevada for their second chance at a forever home.
Good luck, boys!

Astrid was adopted in early October.

Whatagirl was adopted. (What a name!)

Teddy Meowsevelt sent us an update. He’s doing great and wants you to know he voted!

Libby sends us an update every year…
“It’s me, Libby again. My mom wasn’t going to post an update this year, but I told her it was national black dog day (Oct. 1st) and I’m a black dog, so we should post something. This year marks 6 years (Oct. 15th 2014) since I’ve been in my forever home. Thank you for finding me my perfect family. I’m doing great and living my best life with my dog brothers….Fort Funston and our backyard are still my favorite places to hang out. Mom says I’m still the same happy wiggly pup I was 6 years ago, except I’ve learned some manners since then.”

Sweet pup Ferdinand is on his way home with his new parents. Congratulations and happy trails!

Fabulous guinea pig gent Johnny Rose has found his forever family!

September 2020

“Thank you for matching our family with a wonderful kitten! We just adore Buttercup (formerly Petunia) and she is a treasured member of our family. Our daughter adores her and kitty settled in easily to her new home. The cat body language chart included in the adoption packet has been super helpful for our 4 year old–it’s hanging on the wall and we refer to it often.”

Sweet Herman and his new mom! He came to us as a stray; when no one came to claim him, his finder adopted him.

An update from Ripley’s family: “I just wanted to thank you for bringing Ripley into our lives. We liked his name so we kept it. He is such a brave little guy; he didn’t seem one bit scared or hesitant when we brought him home. He has settled right in as if he’s been here for years. We already love him so much! Here are some photos of his first days.”

A newly adopted senior cat and his canine sister! Baxter’s 92-year-old guardian could no longer care for him, so she called SFACC. The officer who picked him up was smitten with his bobcat face and mellow, friendly demeanor, and decided to foster, then adopt him. She and her husband are very happy to bring a cat into the mix, and want to remind everyone that senior cats and dogs make wonderful family members. SFACC grad Tati and her new feline brother, Baxter, love to hang out together. Baxter, a senior gent at 12 years old, has settled into his new home beautifully, playing with his cat toys, batting his paw at Tati when she wants to play and it’s his siesta time, and lounging around. Not pictured is other canine sister Darla, who at 18 years of age makes him the middle child. Darla has welcomed Baxter into his new home by eating his food, smelling him when he walks by, and taking over one of his cat beds.”

Boss is adopted and has three new human playmates.

Sweet Lucy was found running in traffic and brought in by a Good Samaritan. When no one came for her, Lucy’s finder adopted her.

Petree and Little Foot have been adopted together.

Our little guy Rocky has gone home with his new parents.

Cute sisters Schnuffy & Penny are now with our partner Ratical Rodent Rescue.

Some lovely chickens were abandoned when their person moved; kind neighbors helped round them up and now they’re safely at a rescue.

Love cat Otis would like to announce that he’s been adopted! He came to us as a stray. When no one came forward to claim him, his finder adopted him. Yay Otis!

Pretty Mina was adopted a few months ago and has proven to be a great cuddler and an excellent supervisor for working at home: “Here are some pictures from this past month with the sweetest girl.”

We love when kittens are adopted in pairs! We got this update about the kitten duo formerly known as Peach & Plum: “Momo (formerly Peach, Momo actually translates to peach in Japanese) and Louie (formerly Plum) are all settled in in their new home. They are a happy pair, cuddle and play all day. Louie was shy at the beginning but gradually warming up to his new family. Momo, the social butterfly, is helping to bring out the best in him. We’re glad to have them in our family. They sure bring warmth and joy.”

Kitten cuties Mimi & Missy have been adopted together!

We got a great update about Sammy (formerly foster kitten Tito). “Just wanted to let you know that we love Sammy so much, and he’s basically fully integrated into the apartment along with his brothers. He roams freely now! He’s very committed to getting his brothers to play. They don’t always want to, but Sammy has an endless optimism about it all.”

Kittens Carl, Clayton & Cole all adopted from their foster home! Happy tails to all these new families!
We’re so thankful to our foster families, not only for caring for our animals but also helping with adoptions.

“We adopted two kittens from SFACC a few months ago. They are now named Nova (the girl) and Rocket (the boy). They are much bigger but still very playful and loving…We love them so much….We are so happy to have them in our family!”