Upcoming Events & Ongoing Outreach

New Volunteer Orientations

<These posts will need updating before launch; they are edited frequently. The Friends newsletter will link to this page.>

NEXT SESSION: Sunday, August 10, 10:00 a.m.
August 23 (Saturday)
September 13 (Saturday)
September 28 (Sunday)
The animals (and staff!) LOVE all of our volunteers and you know how much fun it is to walk dogs, play with cats, and pet bunnies and guinea pigs. Socializing all of the animals makes them more adoptable and keeps them from getting stressed in their kennels. Learn how to foster a kitten or a puppy. Spread the word to friends and family who might be interested. Sessions are ~2 hours and held twice a month. Please call (415) 554-9414 to sign up.

Classes for Dog Volunteers

Shelter Dog Training Class
Note: These classes are for current volunteers who have been through basic training.
Two Sundays – August 10th and 17 at 4:00 PM in the Yard. Each class will focus on a few training exercises, massage/t-touch exercises, and the last few minutes of class will address problem solving and questions. If you would like to attend, please email Kathy Kukuc at kathy.kukuc@sfgov.org to register or for more information. Also, send ideas for topics to cover in this class to Kathy via email.

Stay tuned for upcoming new classes: Group Dog Walk Class and Advanced Training (dates TBA).

GO NUTS! FREE Pet Fixes Every Month

[Have a photo for the van but could use new one.] @ ACC Every 3rd Thursday 1200 15th St, SF, 94103.
Next Spay/Neuter Clinic: August 21, 8:00 a.m.
Pets owned by SF residents are eligible. The mobile clinic is provided by Peninsula Humane Society. Accepting pets from 8-9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. 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.

Low-cost Rabies and Free* Microchips for Dogs and Cats at ACC

Next clinic: Sunday, Sept. 7, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Microchip ID and collar tags are the most effective ways to identify your dog or cat if they are ever lost. Upcoming 2014 dates: Sept. 7, October 26, (at Pet Pride Day, GG Park from 11a.m.-3p.m.), and Sunday, Dec 7. All clinics (except PPDay) are held at San Francisco Animal Care & Control, 1200 15th Street @ Harrison St.
*Microchips are FREE for San Francisco residents with licensed dogs. Dog licenses are sold on site at the shelter (fees vary [Add link to Fee Schedule page (new)]. Microchips are $20 for those outside San Francisco. Rabies vaccinations are $6 and are required for the license. Sponsored by Friends of SFACC & SFVMA.

ACC Partner Mickaboo Hosts a Companion Bird Behavior Workshop

October 4, 2014 10 a.m. ñ 3 p.m.
Location: Humane Society of Silicon Valley, 901 Ames Ave, Milpitas, CA 95035
Learn techniques for using positive reinforcement to train your bird. Basic concepts and demonstrations with “in-person” parrots will be taught by an experienced animal behaviorist. Early registration fee: $40/person if paid by 9/15/2014, $50/person thereafter. Learn more and RSVP here.

ACC Outreach at Pet Food Express on Market @Dolores St.

Small Animal Awareness
11a.m. – 2p.m. Learn about small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hamsters, birds) the shelter often has for adoption. Note: We need more volunteers to continue this outreach. Please contact Deb Campbell if you’re interested.

  • Ongoing Dog Licensing at PFE on Saturdays, 9a.m. – 10a.m. (and Petco in Potrero Center on Sundays, 10:a.m.-12:00 p.m.).
  • Meet ACC Adoptable Dogs every third Saturday, 1p.m. – 3p.m.

The Cat Adoption Center at the Market St. PFE store has cats and rabbits for adoption every day. Over 500 cats 27 rabbits have been adopted there since the satellite adoption site opened in 2012.

VetSOS Project Homeless Connect

VetSOS is a volunteer-based project providing free veterinary care for homeless San Franciscans. All clinics begin at 9 a.m. 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 www.vetsos.org.

Free and Subsidized Spay/Neuter Services at the SFSPCA

To reduce unwanted pets and feral cats in the city, ACC’s partner, the SFSPCA, offers spay/neuter services for SF 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 .
  • 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.

Past Events