Who Knew Black Cats could be so Lucky!

 In some cultures black cats are considered good luck!

Check out this link about the mysteries on black kitties and 10 reasons why you should adopt a black cat!



Top 10 Reasons To Adopt A Black Cat

10. You’ll save $$ on their Halloween costumes.
9. You can always find them in the snow.
8. Holding a black cat is very slimming.
7. Black cats will match any decor.
6. A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair.
5. When you love a black cat, Luck is on your side.
4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem.
3. Hey, they don’t care what color you are!
2. Love knows no color.

And the number one reason to adopt a black cat…

1. They are the least likely to be adopted.

July Heats Up with Summer Safety Tips from the SF SPCA!

  Keep in mind these summer tips for you and your pooch as the weather and fun activities heat up this Fourth of July!

1.  Keep cool! One of the most important tips for summertime is keeping your pet cool. Make sure your dog or cat has plenty of water and a shady place to cool off. We also cannot stress enough that dogs should never be left unattended in a parked car, even with the windows down. Temperatures within a parked car can quickly rise to dangerous levels, causing heat stroke or fatality.

2.   Fireworks are for people, not pets. Fireworks can be very scary for a pet. Resist the urge to take them to loud, crowded firework displays that often cause stress and anxiety.Keep in mind that curious pets can suffer severe burns if exposed to lit fireworks, or severe internal problems from ingesting unused fireworks.

3. Watch what your pet eats! Fourth of July fun may include parties and BBQs, but be aware that many of your favorite foods and drinks may be poisonous to your cat or dog. Foods that can cause health problems include chocolate, coffee, avocado, macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, and raw meat. Keeping alcoholic beverages, matches, and lighter fluid away from pets is also crucial; if ingested they have the potential to poison pets.

So if you stay cool, avoid fireworks, and keep certain substances out of reach and you and your pet pals are on your way to a safer and happier Fourth of July holiday!

Having trouble with Your Dog on a Leash? Take our Reactive Rover Class!

This course is specifically designed to teach handlers how to manage and treat dogs that are aggressive to other dogs while on-leash. Handlers will practice and be coached on strategies to manage their reactive dogs. All family members are encouraged to attend.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Class includes: Handbook and Certificate of Completion

Fees: $275 for a 5 week series

Class capacity: 6

Location: 243 Alabama Street

Instructors: Kim & Erika

Course prerequisites: In order to help us determine whether you and your canine companion will benefit from this class, please fill out and submit the “Reactive Rover Questionnaire,” which will then be reviewed by the course trainer. If you have not heard from us within one week of submitting your questionnaire, please call 415-522-3509 to ensure that we have received it.

Download our “Reactive Rover Questionnaire" and email it to dogtraining@sfspca.org.

Upcoming classes:

Thursdays, July 24 - August 28, 6:15-7:15 pm (MPR)

Have a Small dog? Sign them up for Just the Basics 2!

Just the Basics with a tiny twist! Join us for the next step in your small dog’s education! If your petite pup has had some basic training, sign up today to hone and polish your dog’s obedience through fun training exercises!


Starts July 13th!

This beginner-level training course is tailored for dogs that weigh 20 pounds or less. Covers sit, stay, come, and walking on leash with a little dog focus in mind. In addition, students will learn valuable tips on keeping small dogs safe in the city and travel training.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks Please note: First week is a mandatory orientation class for humans only—no dogs, please.

Class includes: Handbook and Certificate of Completion

Fees: $175 (Discount if adopted from a rescue/shelter!)

Class capacity: 10

Location: 243 Alabama Street

Course prerequisites: Dogs must weigh 20 pounds or less and be 5 months of age or older. No prior training is required. Dogs must be able to be handled gently by a friendly stranger and must be able to work safely around people and other dogs on leash.

More info:sfspca.org/behavior-training/dog-training/basic/just-small-basics

Jazzy’s Story

When Jazzy was brought in, she was emaciated, and suffered from a fractured pelvis. She had been in labor for hours but couldn’t deliver her puppies due to her injury. Her situation quickly escalated into a medical emergency, so our team rushed her to surgery.

Visit www.sfspca.org/jazzy to watch Jazzy’s transformation. When you sign up for a monthly donation by July 15th, your first year’s gifts will be matched to help twice as many animals in need. #Donate today! #GoJazzy

Don’t Miss Dog Day on the Bay June 22nd!!

Mark your calendars for the 10th annual Dog Day on the Bay cruise on Sunday, June 22, 2014!

Guests will be greeted with a free-flowing champagne brunch and buffet of fresh doggy treats. Nautical outfits welcomed and encouraged!

Special guest New York Times bestselling author, Kelly E. Carter will be signing copies of her book “The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel,” a fitting topic while on the Hornblower Cruises’ San Francisco Belle.

Fun activities on board include a raffle featuring prizes for both you and you pet, free massages, caricatures and an agility demonstration!


$125 for adults

$112 for seniors

$75 for children ages 4-12

Free for ages 3 and under and all canines

All proceeds benefit the San Francisco SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program!

For tickets and more information visit:


Photo Contest:

To win two tickets for a future Hornblower cruise, submit a photo of your dog in their best water wear from June 14th to June 21st. The photo with the most cumulative likes on both the San Francisco SPCA’s Facebook and Instagram pages will be the winner! The winner will be announced at the event on June 22nd and you must be on board to win. Use the #DogsOnABoat.