Adoption fees are being temporarily waived at the San Francisco SPCA for older dogs and cats, and doggos 30 pounds or heavier, through the middle of August.
Pet shelters have had it ruff during COVID-19, as animals need temporary homes offsite, and once restrictions lifted, many people abandoned their pets in “owner-surrenders.” But it’s always been difficult for shelters to find homes for the unfashionable senior animals, and larger dogs in this small-dog town of San Francisco. So the San Francisco SPCA is offering a temporary promotion, according to KPIX, where you can adopt older pets and large dogs for free.
Coulson had a lovely field trip with Volunteer, Valentina! 🥰 It's great to see this boy slow down to sniff some flowers and relax in the grass— San Francisco SPCA (@sfspca) July 29, 2021
Psst he's available for adoption 😁
Check him out: https://t.co/tBiPQ5Ttlg#WednesdayVibes 🐾 pic.twitter.com/sKAH4ur4xz
Most of the furry friends embedded in this post meet the criteria, and are still listed as available on the SF SPCA website. So if you’ve been considering getting a pet, these next two-and-a-half weeks may be the ideal time.
Dizzae wants to bounce into your arms and home! 🐶 She's a super affectionate girl who just wants to be by your side. She's still working on her doggy manners, but she's eager to learn from positive guidance!— San Francisco SPCA (@sfspca) June 16, 2021
👉 Check out her profile: https://t.co/3IHuLvQsv7#AdoptDontShop 🐾 pic.twitter.com/ppde7RSLbi
Cats and dogs seven years old and older are free to adopt under the “older pet” criteria. The criteria for “large dog” means 30 pounds or larger, and that’s a responsibility in our crammed city of San Francisco, where smaller dogs are more convenient to manage.
Macaroni needs a forever home! 🐶 He enjoys cuddling, sunbathing, and playing with puzzle toys. He's a sharp cheddar, learning to be a mellow mozzarella. With patient guidance he'll be worthy of a Michelin star! 🤗— San Francisco SPCA (@sfspca) July 27, 2021
👉 Check him out: https://t.co/FREo6Qwran#AdoptDontShop 🐾 pic.twitter.com/x8sabtnwMI
According to KPIX, “All animals offered by the SPCA are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and go through medical and behavioral screenings before being adopted.” You still have to go through the SPCA adoption process, but the $175 dog adoption fee and $125 cat adoption fee will not apply.
Despite the hardships of last year, we found homes for over 3,700 animals. 🥳 This wouldn't be possible without the support of our community and @maddiesfund. Thank you for your ongoing belief in our mission and help in bringing joy to thousands of families 🥰#ThanksToMaddie 🐾 pic.twitter.com/Yc0ZA9vlzN— San Francisco SPCA (@sfspca) July 23, 2021
The SF SPCA is currently operating by appointment only. There are two locations, in the Mission at 201 Alabama Street, and in Pacific Heights at 2343 Fillmore Street.
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Image: @sfspca via Twitter