April 2021

In April, SFACC transferred 195 animals (54 dogs, 51 cats, and 90 other species) to partner organizations. The shelter directly adopted out 38 animals (10 dogs, 22 cats, and 6 other species).

Pepper the poodle has been adopted!

Cuteness overload personified. (Or is that dogified?) Harvey has left with his new family. Yay Harvey!

Kitten Season is here and our first kitten adoption of the season is (drumroll) Waffle & Cupcake. We’re always thrilled when kittens are adopted in pairs!

Adoption update: “I wanted to send a message to you all about Ms. Xena (Ybarra) Coleman. She rescued me and my boys around 5/31/2015. She has been with our family since then and has been a DREAM to be with. She’s an amazing mama girl. She’s loud, hungry, loyal, and just flat out amazing. I grew up loving labs and couldn’t have been more proud to live my years with this sweet girl by my side. My family ADORES her and I think she knows it. She loves swimming, walking and being out doors of course…! Sweet girl…”

Kitten cutie Dolly Parton has been adopted. We will always love you!

Loretta Lynn has been adopted. Looks like she’s no longer a coal miner’s daughter!

Wayne, or Lil Wayne, as he lovingly became known, was surrendered to SFACC. Staff tracked down Wayne’s original rescue and reached out to them to see if they would be in a position to take Wayne back. And fortunately, they were! Transport Coordinator Katy Jones arranged for volunteer drivers and pilots to bring Wayne across 1,300 miles to Colorado where he will have a second chance at a new home. Way to go Wayne (and Katy)!

March 2021

In March, thanks in large part to the amazing work of Katy Jones, SFACC’s Animal Partner Transfer Coordinator, the shelter was able to transfer 182 animals (52 dogs, 42 cats, and 88 other species) to partner organizations. The shelter directly adopted 22 animals (7 dogs, 9 cats, and 6 other species).

Cocoa…A fluffy, adorable happy tale! My uncle says I’m basically a Dodo story but Mama says I’ve always been kyute! Mama and Daddy brought me home on May 4, 2019 and gave me a medicated bath every three days for about a month. They also added salmon oil to my food and now my coat and tail is super soft and fluffy. I’m the center of everything for my pawrents, as you can see in the photos. Every day, I plop on Mama to wake her and I get pets. My day consists of guarding the house and playing with all my puzzles and toys. Daddy says I’m spoiled but Mama says I’m deserving. I love my pawrents and it’s obvious they love me!” Her Instagram account is @inlovewitdacocoa

Sweet Steve has been adopted.

Hooray! Crawdad has found his forever home!

Here are the 2 happy rabbits we got from your present location around 1-1/2 years ago, we and they are grateful for all your work.

Big handsome senior boy Casper was found roaming in the street. When no one came to claim him, he went to our partner Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary.

Happy 10-year adoptaversary to Minnie Bee!

Handsome hunk Pogi came to us when his person could no longer take care of him. He has some medical problems that made him not suitable for adoption from us. Our partner BRAVE Rescue stepped up and now after a road trip he’s safely in their care. Yay Pogi!

Juniper came to SFACC with a bad case of demodex infection. Now in foster care with our partner Copper’s Dream Rescue she’s recovering and becoming more outgoing—she has even found her voice! She receives medicated baths every other day and is taking antibiotics for her skin infection. She also has a full wardrobe of pajamas and fancy sweaters while waiting for her hair to regrow.

Silly boy Phats needed a place where he can get lots of TLC. Our partner The Heart of Rescue came to the rescue and off Phats went on a road trip to his new foster home.

Coco was very nervous at the shelter and needed somewhere to decompress and gain confidence. Happily, our rescue partner Paddington Station Rescue was able to find her a foster home. After a road trip, Coco is ready to start her new beginning.

February 2021

In February, SFACC adopted out 21 animals (7 dogs, 12 cats, and 2 small animals). In addition, we transferred 167 (55 dogs, 39 cats, and 73 small animals) to adoption/rescue partners.

Charming Little Fluff came to SFACC last year after his owner was hospitalized and could no longer care for him. He quickly became a staff favorite. Little Fluff is now loving his forever home; he even gets rides in his stroller. Lucky boy!

These pretty young chickens were left outside our door. We’re happy to report that they’re now clucking and pecking at a rescue.

Tuxie brothers update: “Three years ago we adopted Rambo and Tootles (then Rodney and Bruce) from SFACC and they’ve made us laugh every day since. They love crinkle toys, lounging in warm laundry and cuddling each other. We’re so thankful to have them in our lives.”

Baby rattie cuteness! A person adopted 2 rats from a friend, not realizing they were a male and female. You can guess what happened next: baby rats! They’re now with our partner, Ratical Rodent Rescue

This lovely domestic pheasant was found in a San Francisco yard. Now they’re enjoying life with our partner One Living Sanctuary.

Kitten pair happy tails update, with bonus canine content. “We adopted these adorable siblings back in August, and they have fit in perfectly. Ollie (lilac point) is very playful and curious, and Zoey (white) is a little less curious but always willing to follow Ollie into trouble. Both are very social! They have adopted some pretty silly dog-like behaviors since they grew up with our rescue dog, Mondo…one interesting behavior includes eagerly checking out the mailman (as shown in one of the photos).”

We had some special guests recently: ducklings! So fuzzy! So cute! They were found alone in front of a house and are now with our partner One Living Sanctuary, complete with new names, Tilde and Umlaut.

A big thank you to our partner Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) for helping San Francisco animals in need! Because we were moving, we tried to find rescue placement for as many of our animals as possible. ARF stepped up and took 10 dogs and 3 cats in February!