Clear the Shelters – August 19, 2017

No-fee adoptions! SFACC will participate with 700 shelters across the country teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters. This nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 helps find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016. Come in and meet your new best friend!

America’s Dog: Adoption Special

Adopt Alice

Adopt any bull-terrier mix dog from ACC this month and receive a Welcome Home gift package with toys, treats & more! Bull-terrier mix dogs have historically been known as “America’s Dog” and as valued and vital members of our society: as cherished family members, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs, and armed forces and law enforcement partners. Come meet all the fabulous friendly pitties at ACC! Check out more photos and videos of some of them on the ACC Facebook page.  *50% off the adoption fee for dogs who have been at the shelter longer than 30 days.

These benefits are always included with every dog adoption at ACC:

  • 1-year license
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations
  • Complimentary wellness exam at vet
  • Pet Food Express one-time discount coupon

Adoptions daily from 12:00 noon-5:30 pm (6:30 pm on Wednesdays).

San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
map (External Link)

New Volunteer Orientation

pup and vol

Become an SFACC Shelter Volunteer!  You can choose to work with cats, dogs and/or small animals. You can also volunteer by assisting with shelter tasks like folding laundry or helping with outreach events. See the Volunteer page for more details on volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers must be 18 years old (or volunteer with a parent) and be able to volunteer for 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. The first step to becoming an ACC SF shelter Volunteer is to attend a New Volunteer Orientation. PREREGISTRATION is REQUIRED. Please call (415) 554-9414 for dates and to sign up. If you are preregistered, please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts. If you arrive after 10:00 am, you must reschedule for a different date.

All sessions start at 10:00 am and are ~90 minutes.

  • June 3, 2017 (Saturday)
  • June 17, 2017 (Saturday)
  • July 9, 2017 (Sunday)
  • July 22, 2017 (Saturday) SORRY, THIS SESSION IS FULL
  • August 12, 2017 (Saturday)
  • September 9, 2017 (Saturday)
  • September 23, 2017 (Saturday)

San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
map (External Link)

Free* Microchip & Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Ziggy adopted

Free* Microchip & Low-Cost Rabies Clinics are conducted quarterly. All clinics (except for Pet Pride Day in October) are held at SFACC.

Clinic services are administered on a first come, first served basis. The number of dogs we can vaccinate depends on the number of veterinarians we have on clinic day. The line-up is in front of the shelter and can be a 30-40 minute wait, so please plan accordingly. We will do our best to serve everyone, but cannot guarantee everyone will be seen. All Cats (microchips only) must be in carriers and all dogs must be on leash.

Cost: $6 for rabies vaccine (dogs only). Microchips are free for dogs licensed in San Francisco, free for cat guardians with a San Francisco residence, $20 for those who live outside of SF. Dog licenses (fees vary) can also be purchased at the clinic and require a current rabies vaccination. Get them both the same day!

Sponsored by Friends of SF Animal Care & Control, FSFACC (External Link), and SF Veterinary Medical Association, SFVMA (External Link). For more information, please call SF Animal Care & Control at 415-554-6364.

Clinics take place on Sundays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at SFACC.

  • Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
map (External Link)

Leptospirosis Alert

Dogs playing in water

Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease—which humans can also get—that has been in the news quite a bit lately. The potentially fatal bacteria has rarely been seen in San Francisco’s dog population. The bacteria is spread through urine and can live for weeks or months in standing water. The good news is leptospirosis is preventable: the canine DHLPP vaccine protects against the bacteria, as well as against distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. This year, SF vets have seen just a few cases but it’s always good to take precautions and make sure dogs are vaccinated.

Read more about leptospirosis and how to protect your animals and yourself.

Kitten Season Is Just Around the Corner


A few kittens here and there are trickling into ACC. Check here to see if any are available for adoption to qualified homes at present. During kitten season it will be non-stop kittens — just a couple more months! Adopt a pair of kittens (or cats). They keep each other company, play together and give you twice the love. Adopt two and the adoption fee is 50% off for the second kitty. Come in to find the kittens of your dreams!

GO NUTS! FREE Pet Fixes Every Month


Free spay/neuter mobile clinic, provided by Peninsula Humane Society. Pets owned by SF residents are eligible. One pet per family; dogs and cats only; no dogs over 80 lbs and no pets over 8 yrs old. For details, including pre-surgery instructions, call (650) 340-7022 x387.
Download the flyer, Free Pet Fixes (PDF).

Every 3rd Thursday, accepting pets from 8:00-9:00 am on a first come, first served basis.

San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
map (External Link)

ACC Outreach at Pet Food Express, 1975 Market St. @Dolores St.


    • Meet ACC adoptable dogs EVERY THIRD SATURDAY, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
    • Meet ACC adoptable cats EVERY DAY at the ACC Cat Adoption Center at the Market Street Pet Food Express store has ACC cats for adoption every day. Over 800 cats have been adopted there since the satellite adoption site opened in 2012!  Volunteers are needed to introduce adoptable animals to the public and educate people about shelter services. To learn more about volunteer outreach, contact

Pet Food Express
1975 Market St.
San Francisco, CA  94103
map (External Link)

VetSOS – Project Homeless Connect

VetSOS new logo

VetSOS is a volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for homeless San Franciscans.

All clinics begin at 9:00 am and clients/patients are seen on a first come-first served basis. For information on the next clinic date and location, please call the VetSOS office at (415) 355-2248 or visit (External Link).

Free and Subsidized Spay/Neuter Services at the SF SPCA


To reduce unwanted pets and feral cats in the city, ACC’s partner, the San Francisco SPCA, offers, by appointment, the following spay/neuter services for S.F. residents:

  • Community Cat Spay/Neuter program. Feral and free-roaming cat S/N, with traps available (free w/deposit).
  • Free spay/neuter for pit bulls and pit mixes owned by SF residents. Find out more (External Link).
  • For animals other than feral cats or pit bull mixes, SPCA offers free or deeply discounted S/N surgeries for low-income San Francisco residents. For information, visit the Spay/Neuter Clinic or call the hospital at (415) 554-3030.

Classes for Dog Volunteers

ACC’s Behavior & Training offers monthly classes are for current ACC dog volunteers who have been through basic training. If you would like to attend, please email to register or to send Kathy ideas for class topics.