Events

The SF SPCA hosts a wide variety of events across the organization, including fundraisers, volunteer orientations, dog training classes, and youth programs (including summer camps, Community Service Saturdays, and more). View events for the coming months below: click on an event to view the complete description with details on how you can attend.

 

November 2012

 
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4:00 pm
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Animal Awareness programs, by design, are fun and encourage youngsters to consider the needs and feelings of others; the effects of their own actions; and their place in the world relative to other living beings.

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9:30 am
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If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

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1:30 pm
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For graduates of Just the Basics 1 or equivalent, this class is designed to hone and polish your dog's obedience through fun training exercises. You will improve your dog's sit, down, stay, heel, and come when called, and learn "leave it". This 4-week class is fast paced and does include homework. Please come to the first class with your dog and be ready to work! Fee is $150 or $130 if dog...

1:45 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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6:30 pm
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To get started volunteering or to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the SF SPCA, please attend an Information Session. You only need to attend one session and there is no need to RSVP.

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4:00 pm
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Animal Awareness programs, by design, are fun and encourage youngsters to consider the needs and feelings of others; the effects of their own actions; and their place in the world relative to other living beings.

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4:00 pm
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Our shelter generally requires one to be 18 years of age or older to qualify to volunteer. However, we are able to extend the opportunity and privilege of joining our shelter cat or dog volunteer teams to mature, responsible, enthusiastic, and highly committed young adults.

4:00 pm
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Our shelter generally requires one to be 18 years of age or older to qualify to volunteer. However, we are able to extend the opportunity and privilege of joining our shelter cat or dog volunteer teams to mature, responsible, enthusiastic, and highly committed young adults.

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7:30 pm
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Just the Basics with a tiny twist! This beginner-level training course is tailored for dogs that weigh 20 pounds or less. This unique course 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.

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9:30 am
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If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

1:00 pm
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Is your dog shy or fearful? Do you want to better understand why your dog acts the way he does? We can help! Attend this free seminar!

1:00 pm
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Is your dog shy or fearful? Do you want to better understand why your dog acts the way he does? We can help! Attend this free seminar!

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3:00 pm
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A class for the Teenage Dog in your life. Do you have a teenage dog that has a LOT to learn?

Are you struggling with leash manners, impulse control, chewing and jumping up? Do you want your dog to learn the basics in a peer environment? Well, Adolescent Manners has the answer to all your “teenage parent” questions!

For dogs 4 months to 9 months old that missed out on Puppy Class...

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9:00 am
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School is back in session! What could be a better way to spend your holidays than making friends, playing outrageous games, and hanging out with amazing animals who need your help?

9:00 am
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School is back in session! What could be a better way to spend your holidays than making friends, playing outrageous games, and hanging out with amazing animals who need your help?

6:15 pm
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This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

7:30 pm
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You may attend this class with our without your dog, see below for details. Note that this class is not a behavior modification program for specific fear issues.

Shy dogs often can’t enjoy common dog activities in the city because of their anxieties. This class will teach you games and activities that you and your dog can do at home, and in other safe environments, to build confidence...

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6:15 pm
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The fun continues! Now that you and your dog have the basics of Agility down, continue to challenge yourselves! In this course, you begin sequencing obstacles and continue to work on increasing both dog and handler proficiency.

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6:00 pm
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This class is appropriate for handlers who just completed Introduction to Odor, as well as those who have been working on Birch for some time. The class will advance handling skills and technique, introduce more challenging scent problems, and introduce some competition elements. All dogs eventually will add the other two target odors. This is a continuing skill class where groups of students...

7:45 pm
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This class is designed for more experienced handlers and dogs. Dogs should be on three target odors. The class is geared towards tactics, strategies, and more advanced searches. Handlers will learn various search scenarios, conduct blind searches, and be reviewed for competition readiness.

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6:15 pm
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Uncover your dog's hidden talents with our new Tricks class! You and your dog will learn a variety of fun tricks, including shake, wave, sit pretty, back up, pout, dance, take a bow, spin, play dead, and more!

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5:00 pm
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Join the SF SPCA and Macy’s on Friday, November 16th at 5pm as our Holiday Ambassadors, Mayor Willie Brown and 49er Running Back, LaMichael James, unveil the magic.

6:30 pm
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Puppy Movie Nights are great fun for dog-loving, pizza-eating, moving-watching kids! What better way to end the school week than getting cozy with canines, enjoying great pet movies, making friends with other young animal lovers, and snacking on pizza and popcorn at the SF SPCA? This is a special, fun-filled night for children and an opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening out by...

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9:30 am
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If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

11:15 am
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For graduates of puppy manners or equivalent, this course is designed to strengthen basic manners with an emphasis on the challenges of navigating through your puppy's adolescence. You will improve your pup's sit, down, come when called, and learn "leave it" and "go to your mat". Fun training exercises will teach you how to help your pup be more focused on you around distractions and not jump...

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2:45 pm
Summary

This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

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10:00 am
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Preschool Story Time is a monthly program designed for children ages 3 to 5. SF SPCA Humane Educators read an animal-related children's book with a humane message at each session, and readings are followed by a craft or activity and an animal interaction. This program encourages preschool-age children to foster kindness and respect for animals.

7:30 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

7:30 pm
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AKC Rally 3 is for students and dogs that have successfully completed Rally 1 and Rally 2 classes. In this challenging class, teams will continue fine tuning previously learned skills and practice Novice/Advanced/Excellent level courses. This advanced level class requires that your dog has a strong basic obedience foundation

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