Clear the Shelters Adoptathon – August 19

PowerPoint Presentation

No-fee adoptions! SFACC will participate with 700 shelters across the country teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters. This nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 helps find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016. Come in and meet your new best friend!

America’s Dog: Adoption Special

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Adopt any bull-terrier mix dog from ACC and your adoption will include a Welcome Home gift package with toys, treats & more!  Bull-terrier mix dogs have historically been known as “America’s Dog” and as valued and vital members of our society: as cherished family members, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs, and armed forces and law enforcement partners. Come meet all the fabulous friendly pitties at ACC! Check out more photos and videos of some of them on the ACC Facebook page.  These benefits are included with every dog adoption at ACC:

  • 1-year license
  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations
  • Complimentary wellness exam at vet
  • Pet Food Express one-time discount coupon

Receive a gift package with a bull-terrier mix dog adoption. Adoptions daily from 12:00 noon to 5:30 pm (6:30 pm on Wednesdays).

San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Raise the Woof Raffle for ACC’s New Building

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A sincere thank you to ALL who bought and sold tickets for the Raise the Woof Raffle, which raised $7,500 toward the campaign for the new shelter! Thanks also to Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room in Dogpatch (2245 3rd St., SF) for hosting the prize-draw party on April 19. The tavern generously provided space to set up the raffle drum and donated $1 of every pint of delicious craft beer. Congratulations to Jack Hodges, who won the grand prize of Virgin America airfare for two. For those who stayed until the bitter end, a surprise must-be-present-to-win prize—a second Virgin America voucher—was won by Christine Smith (a Triple Voodoo employee). Special thanks to Patricia Aleman and Ashley Oreta, who arranged for Triple V. to host.

3 volunteers wearing ACC hats at the party.

Three ACC volunteers don their door-prize hats.

Annual Friends of SFACC Rescue Grant Awards


The ACC shelter could not rescue and rehome or release as many animals as it does without the help of its many local adoption/rescue partners. Each year, Friends of SFACC awards small grants to the most critical helpers, based on the number of animals pulled from the shelter, the degree of difficulty (whether for medical or other reasons), and the need of the organization. This year, 22 rescues were given grants of $500-2,000, presented by FSFACC board members Jane Lee, Andrea Gremer, Althea Kippes. The stories coming from each group are different but a common thread runs through all of them: dedication to saving animals. Thank you for helping ACC!

*Special thanks to Pet Food Express for donating $100 gift certificates for each rescue and dog-wash tokens.

The following groups were awarded grants for rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming ACC animals in 2016:
Copper’s Dream
So. Cal Dachshund Relief (Doxie Rescue)
Family Dog/Loup Garou
Give Me Shelter
Grateful Dogs Rescue
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
NorCal German Shepherd
Northstar Rodent Rescue
Palomacy (formerly Mickacoo)
Persian & Himalayan
Reptile Rescue (Paul Haskins)
Save a Bunny
SF Romp
Siberian Husky Rescue (BASH)
Snap Cats
Sonoma Reptile Rescue
Toni’s Kitty Rescue
Wonder Cat
Wonder Dog


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Representatives from Muttville, Bay Area Siberian Husky (BASH), and Palomacy brought furry and feathered guests.

Dog Film Festival Benefits ACC – 2/19

NY Dog Film Fest

On February 19, the Roxie Theater presented the NY Dog Film Festival ™ and both shows sold out! Half the proceeds from the Roxie’s ticket sales of both sold-out shows went to SFACC. Animal Control Officer Sgt. Ellie Sadler represented ACC, explaining the shelter’s open-admission policy of taking in every animal and helping them in every way possible. Friends of SFACC board members Mitch Dalition, Andrea Gremer, Althea Kippes, and Tim Tandun were on hand to share how FSFACC helps ACC and kicked off the Raise the Woof Raffle, selling tickets to support the new building effort. (Raffle tickets available until April 19 at SFACC). Thank you Tracie Hotchner and Lex Sloan & the folks at Roxie Theater!