On this page, we feature special cats and dogs currently waiting at our shelter for the right adopters. Every so often at our adoption center, we take in an adoptable animal with special needs. Maybe there's a pet too energetic for the average household, a dog who requires a special diet, or an FIV+ cat who needs to be placed in a home with either no other cats or another FIV+cat.
These pets might ask of their companions more care, time or energy and in return, they will offer more love, gratitude and satisfaction to their dedicated guardians. Take a look at our current featured animals and better yet, stop by our adoption center and offer them a visit.
Description: Gobi is looking for the purr-fect home to call her own! This little lady hides a heart of gold underneath a big strong exterior! A true snuggle-bug, Gobi cherishes the saftey of a warm lap. A bit more reserved than others, she wants to meet you a few times before climbing up and getting cozy. Gobi is smarter than most cats, communicating with you through her tail. She loves a window with a view so she can analyze and meditate in peace. Give her your love, and Gobi is sure to be a loyal family member!
Description: Buddy dreams of a home with guardians who take him for walks in the glowing morning sun. Then it’s off to the park, where he can take in the smell of freshly-cut grass. Buddy would love to play fetch, especially if there’s more than one tennis ball. He is a sweet and friendly lab that loves everyone he meets, including children. He would do best as the only dog in the home; Buddy wants all the family love to himself!
Description: Roma and Nora, sugar and spice! Roma is a laid back young lady, who's quite the lovebug. She appreciates attention, but leaves the drama for her sister. Nora's the kind of girl who removes her collar and shoves it under the door. As you leave the house, you'll find Nora at your heels ready for adventure. Nora's sweet and playful, and enjoys receiving pets. Come meet this lovely pair today. They must go home together, since they've grown up together!
Description: Pretty tortie Tikka lost the only home she knew since kittenhood and is very sad and confused to be in the shelter environment. She has begun to gradually adjust, and enjoys soft talk and gentle pets under her chin and on her cheeks. She will need a patient adopter who will give her time to acclimate to a new home, where we feel confident she will once again blossom into a sweet and more confident kitty. She can be nervous about hands approaching too quickly and would do best in a patient, adults-only home with patient and experienced adopters. Please consider giving this darling girl a second chance in life.
Description: Charming Allie is hoping that you'll give her the chance to cast a spell over over you. She's friendly and enthusiastically playful. Allie likes petting on her own terms and sometimes needs a break. She loves company, so the more her new family's around, the better. Allie will do best with cat savvy adults, who'll easily deal with her spunky personality. Stop by and see if you are able to tear yourself away from Allie's hypnotic gaze! She's waiting!
Description: Shorty seems to have drawn the short straw for the moment, but spend some time with him and you'll soon discover just how long he is on love. This poor guy was recently returned to us after 7 years in a loving home because of a family member's allergies. He is just a bit confused right now, as you might imagine, but he is still sweet as pie. With a little TLC, we imagine he'll be wagging his little nub in no time.
Description: Camellia is a quiet cat who’s just waiting to be loved. She can be a little shy before she gets to know you, but being hard to get is all part of her game, as once you win her heart, it’s yours forever. Camellia has lived with other cats here at the SF SPCA so it is likely she will get along with another cat in her new home if her new guardians can provide a slow introduction. Looking to adopt a pair? Camellia and her roommate do not have to go home together but they make a great pair and we hope you will consider adopting them as a duo.
Description: Though a long way from the music city, our boy Nashville could sing a country song or two. After all, it ain't easy being a homeless pup, don't you know. But he chooses to look on the bright side and keep his tune positive. He loves to run and play, and with smarts like his, training is not only fun, but necessary to keep that brain occupied. He's such a leggy fellow who weighs in at just over 60 pounds, we'd like him to go to a home with no toddlers. Older, respectful children should be just fine. If you've got a hankerin' for a down-home doggie to fill a hole in yer heart, shuffle on over and meet Nashville.
Description: Oh Mikey you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind! Hey Mikey! Mikey is a fun, smart fella. He already knows how to sit and he’s eager to learn more. Mikey is new to all the sights, sounds and smells the city has to offer and sometimes he gets overwhelmed by all these new things. He loves people and hopes to find an active guardian who’s totally in to training, exercise and quality time on a daily basis. Mikey is still developing his social skills with other dogs and comes on strong at times. He would do best in a home in a quiet neighborhood without a high concentration of dogs. Mikey weighs about 35 pounds and will likely grow some more. Stop by and let us show you why we like Mike!
Please call 415-522-3500 for more information about any of these wonderful companions. Can't adopt but want to help the animals? Sponsor their care here  as they wait to find a loving home.