Pet Food Express
Pet Food Express is one of the country’s leading independent pet food and supply retailers with 53 stores located throughout California. Their support for local community shelters and rescue groups serves as an example that businesses can you can do a lot of good by doing well. At ACC, we have benefited from their commitment to animal welfare through donations from the Save-a-Kitten, Giving Tree, My Mutt, and Adoption Coupon campaigns to name a few. In August of 2011, Pet Food Express opened a Cat Satellite Adoption Center at their Market Street store for ACC. Since it’s opening 579 cats and 27 rabbits have been adopted and that number grows daily. In addition, Pet Food Express welcomes adoptable animals with regular outreach events.
Halo, Purely for Pets
ACC cares for over 10,000 animals annually. We are proud to serve Halo pet food to our dogs and cats. We know that great nutrition combined with regular exercise, training, and lots of hugs and kisses produces healthy, happy pets ready to walk out our door and into their new home. Thanks to a generous donation of Spot’s Stew from Halo and Pet Food Express, our dogs and cats are always well fed.
The overpopulation of Chihuahuas has been a major issue at California shelters and ACC is no exception to that phenomenon. On average, Chihuahuas make up one third of ACC’s adoptable animals. Virgin America and ACC, took on the challenge of finding loving homes for them through a joint program coined “Operation Chihuahua.” Together we were able to balance the supply and demand equation for San Francisco Chihuahuas by finding loving homes for them in New York City (with the help of the ASPCA) where small dogs are in high demand. Since 2009 Virgin America has flown ACC dogs to the Big Apple where adopters eagerly awaited the arrival of their new family members from San Francisco.
Bernie’s Grooming-City Grooming
It is an absolute win for ACC animals having Bernie’s Grooming onsite at the shelter. She and her dedicated team provide services for animals monthly at ACC, showering them with sweet-smelling shampoos and love. With a little clip, snip, trim and dry, Bernie transforms ACC’s animals from matted to marvelous and looking sharp for their new families. Demand for Bernie’s Grooming services allowed her to open City Grooming, her second, much larger store on Brannan Street near the Embarcadero.
Busy pet owners have a trusted, safe and loving resource for their furry friend at Pet Camp, San Francisco’s most trusted daycare and staycare facility. Pet Camp has partnered with ACC and offered some of our dogs needing a break from the shelter an all-day doggie play time experience. ACC’s Pet Campers enjoy individual attention, extra training, treats, and love for the Pet Camp team. This tail-wagging good time can make all the difference for our dogs.
ACC offers quarterly free microchip clinics to help ensure every lost animal is reunited with their family. PetLink is the cornerstone of Datamars’ 24/7/365 pet registry and pet recovery service. The only unique, unalterable, tamper-proof, and permanent form of identification that owners can provide for pets is microchipping. After a pet is microchipped, owners are encouraged to register their pets with PetLink so that their contact information is on record in the event that their pet is ever lost or stolen. A microchip, together with PetLink, gives your pet a silent voice and gives owners peace of mind. Registration with PetLink is included in the fee paid to your veterinarian or animal shelter for microchipping and is valid for the lifetime of your pet. There are no renewal fees or additional costs. Please check ACC Community Events for upcoming microchip clinic dates.