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Friends of Robbie Benefit Concert

Nicki Bluhm & the GramblersTim and Nicki Bluhm, along with many of their musical friends, will perform at the “Friends of Robbie Concert,” a fundraising event to benefit the medical fund of Tim and Nicki’s severely injured cat, Robbie, on Sunday, March 23rd, in the Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael.

Robbie was struck by a car and left with two broken legs while Tim and Nicki were touring in late 2013. Fortunately, some neighbors discovered Robbie and brought him to an emergency room. He later underwent surgery.

Also planned for “Friends of Robbie Concert” is a silent auction drawing with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the San Francisco SPCA.

The concert features members of Brokedown in Bakersfield,Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Mother Hips, ALO, Lazyman,Go By Ocean, plus Victoria George, Grahame Lesh, Mark Karan, Fred Torphy and more!

Sunday, Mar. 23, 8:00 pm
Terrapin Crossroads
100 Yacht Club Dr. San Rafael


Learn How to Save Your Pet's Life

Pet 1st Aid & CPR Training


Next Training Dates:
  • Sunday, March 23rd from 9:30am-1:30pm
Please email and specify which date works best for you.
Where: San Francisco SPCA

Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center Hutchinston Room
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

9:30am - 1:30pm

What: You'll receive training on how to recognize an emergency for your pet, what to do if an animal is hit by a car and other ways you can help and not get hurt.
Cost: $50, which includes training book and an SF SPCA certificate upon completion.

SF SPCA Teams Up With Alice's Now & Zen Fest

Join the San Francisco SPCA along with One Republic, Plain White Ts, Goo Goo Dolls and many more artists as we celebrate Alice's 15th year rocking Golden Gate Park. There will be music, talent, bike valet, gourmet food and fun activities for all ages. Best of all, it's FREE!

When: Sunday, September 29, 2013

Where: Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Field

When: 12:00-5:00pm

For more information visit Alice @ 97.3

Cinderella Luncheon

Join us on October 9, 2013 for CLAW's annual luncheon dedicated to helping transform the neediest of animals that arrive at our shelter. The Cinderella Fund serves our mission at its very core. All animals need care but not all animals have an advocate to ensure they are given the medical attention they deserve. Help support animals that would normally be forgotten by joining us for a beautiful event held at the St. Francis Yacht Club. For more information please visit CLAW's website: Cinderella Luncheon

When: October 9th, 2013 11:30am-1:30pm

Where: St. Francis Yacht Club, On the Marina, San Francisco

To purchase tickets click here


145th Anniversary Celebration

145th Anniversary


Friday, October 4

Where: Maddie's Adoption Center and Courtyard
250 Florida St.
When: Friday, October 4th, 5pm-10pm
What: DJ
Barbary Coast exhibity in the courtyard
Photo flip book
T-shirt maker
Photo cut out board for you and your pet


Saturday, October 5

Where: Alabama St. between 15th and 16th
When: Saturday, October 5th, 11am-6pm
What: Live music and entertainment
Food trucks and a beer garden
Barbary Coast exhibit
Pet costume contest
Carnival games and prizes
Photo booth
Free adoptions

Book Signing With New York Times Best Selling Author Spencer Quinn

San Francisco SPCA's Dr. Jennifer Emmert to introduce the author of the bestselling mystery series

Join us at 6PM on Tuesday, September 17th, at the Book Passage (located in the Ferry Building) as we get our sixth edition of the bestselling mystery series signed by author Spencer Quinn.

The latest installment, The Sound and the Furry, continues to be narrated from our favorite point of view-- the dog's. Stephen King described Chet, the counterpart to private investigator Bernie Little, as "a canine Sam Spade full of joie de vivre". We would have to agree-- we can't get enough!


Thank you Book Passage for donating 10% of the proceeds from this event to our canine companions here at the San Francisco SPCA who have a story of their own yet to tell.


Lil' Bub Art Show and Book Signing

Meet the feline legend in person

We think all cats on the internet are cute, but some cats are so adorable it's outrageous. Around here, we can't get enough of the online sensation Lil' Bub.

She has likely made her way into more internal communication than any cat in recent history (although this live battle between Grumpy Cat and Lil' Bub admittedly plays out in our work email chains as well) and we can't wait to meet this face!

Lil Bub

She hasn't even completed her national tour and we are already demanding an encore!

Lil Bub meet and greet – featuring Lil Bub in person!

816 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94109 (between Jones and Leavenworth)
Happening Saturday September 7th, 1pm-3pm

This is a ticketed event, purchase tickets here.

Lil Bub art show – featuring over 50 international artists!

816 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94109 (between Jones and Leavenworth)
Opening reception, Saturday September 7th, 5pm-10pm
This event is free and open to the public.

Thanks to the generousity of Spoke Art, 10% of the proceeds from both the art show and the book signing will go to the San Francisco SPCA.



Gwen Cooper Book Signing: Love Saves the Day

Love Saves the Day Book CoverGwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat. Join us as she reads from her new novel, Love Saves the Day, the story of the ups and downs of one New York family as told by the most perceptive member of any family: the cat.
Gwen will also answer reader questions and sign copies of the book. Each attendee will receive a free Litter Genie litter disposal system while supplies last, so be sure to come early.
Where: San Francisco SPCA
201 Alabama Street (between 15th & 16th)
SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital Atrium (2nd Floor)
When: July 27th, 2013 2pm-4pm



Dog Day on the Bay 2011

Dog Day on the Bay 2011It was a beautiful, sunny day on the San Francisco bay as we set sail for our 7th Annual Dog Day on the Bay. Hornblower Cruises & Events generously donated their San Francisco Belle for the occasion. All-star chefs prepared a brunch feast for our guests and their pooches. We danced and ate while enjoying the beautiful scenery of downtown San Francisco! Guests enjoyed a rooftop relief area for their furry friends, compliments of Sloat Garden Center. Our Animal Assisted Therapy teams were busy meeting and greeting guests by our Puppy Dog Tails Reading Room.

Special thanks to Hornblower Cruises & Events for their tireless efforts and helping us raise money for our Puppy Dog Tails Reading Program. Another thank you to Wag Hotels for generously sponsoring the reading room aboard the Belle.

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Dog Days of Summer 2011

Dog Days of Summer 2011It was a hot day at AT&T Park as we welcomed San Francisco Giants fans and their colorful pooches. As the Giants played the Astros, you could spot many of our furry friends dressed as players, vendors and other bright orange costumes in the stands. Although the Giants lost, we still had a blast walking in the pre-game parade around the field and the costume contest, which was won by a unique wiener dog dressed as a giraffe.

Special thank to the San Francisco Giants and our many enthusiastic volunteers for distributing water and treats to spectators. Special shout out to Clifton, who dressed as Big Dog and pumped up the crowd during the costume contest.

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SF SPCA and Kimpton Hotels' Annual Santa Paws Event

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Santa Paws event at the Sir Francis Drake. A special thanks to Kimpton Hotels for their continued partnership!
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Treasure Island's Harvest Howl a Huge Success!

We had a First Annual Harvest Howl, sponsored by Treasure Island Wines, benefitting the San Francisco SPCA. Many people bravely ventured out to Treasure Island in the rain to support the SFSPCA and Treasure Island Wines. It was an exciting event that featured a delicious wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres provided by Treasure Island Wines. Dogs came out in their best Halloween costumes and mingled with their furry friends. Our vendors: Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Food, Paw Pets and John Paul Pets, were also on hand to join in on the festivities. We had our dog trainer Dianne, who gave some exciting demos with her dog Truman. We also welcomed Lance and Brock, our Animal Assisted Therapy and adoption dogs! Special thanks to Pet Food Express for sponsoring the event. Thanks again to everyone that came out and we hope to see you next year!

Special thanks to Lou Felsher and Jim Mirowski of Treasure Island Wines for being continuous supporters of the SFSPCA!




Howl-O-Ween at Mission Bay

We had a wonderful day on Saturday, October 2nd at Mission Creek Park! Lots of dog lovers came out with their furry friends, who looked adorable in their halloween costumes. We had a doggy agility course which was a huge success! There was also a doggy costume showcase which featured a lobster, jailbait, the cast of Wicked, our own Brock as a surfer and many more! Thank you to Mission Creek Park for allowing us to reach out to our supporters. Looking forward to next year!




The Westin St. Francis Goes to (The San Francisco SPCA) Dogs!

On a August 26th, The Westin St Francis rolled out the red carpet for some VIPPS (Very Important Pets and People) to party away the Dogs Days of Summer.  Paw-parazzi greeted more than 200 people and their sharply-dressed canine escorts for an evening of music, cocktails and dancing. The benefit celebrated two great causes: the launch of Critter Lovers At Work’s (CLAW’s) 2010 Bark & Whine Ball, a fabulous fundraiser for The SF SPCA, and the 10th Anniversary of the Westin St. Francis Heavenly Bed.

Guests enjoyed hors d’œuvres and cocktails provided by the Westin St. Francis, and sipped wine from Mutt Lynch Winery.  Fido was on hand with their new website – a hip business review site for all things dog in San Francisco. A photo booth by Tonya Perme Photography captured guests in their best pose. Highlighting the night was a fashion show, spotlighting the canine couture of Cheeko-B Boutique.

Our deepest thanks to The Westin St Francis for a fabulous evening. Special thank you to our two and four legged guests – we’ll see you at CLAW’s 2010 Bark & Whine Ball!

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