December 2021

In December, SFACC adopted out 144 animals (92 cats, 10 dogs, and 42 other species). In addition, the shelter transferred 172 animals (59 dogs, 25 cats and 88 other species) to rescue partner organizations.

Dunkies was adopted and is now called Timbet.

Handsome guinea pig Hiro came in to find a new buddy and went home with two: Rocco & Rico! And bonded pair of guinea pig gals Piza & Tsuna went home today with a new gal pal! A great day of guinea pig adoptions!

A canine and feline happy tails update: “Chacha (was Gnocchi) and Viejito (was Panda) were adopted 3 and 2 years ago. They love snuggling and sun worshiping together. They have made my life complete. Thank you!”

Hammie boy Jellybean was adopted a couple of months ago and it’s safe to say he’s settled in and is quite comfy with his people. “I think he likes us! He also turned out to be quite a floof!” Who wouldn’t be happy with cuddles and cereal snacks?

Cocoa Bean and her new family.

Kitten pair update! “It’s been 2 months since we brought our two little boys, Sprout and Finn, home from SFACC. We absolutely love and adore them. They are incredibly social and affectionate. They run up to greet our visitors when they enter our home and cuddle up with us for snuggles throughout the day and night. Because of this, we have given them the nickname, the cuddlebugs. They have brought so much joy into our lives. They have only been home with us two months but it feels like they have been in our hearts forever.”

Kaleidoscope adopted!

Prada and Dior were adopted together. Yay!

Apple went home and has her own Instagram page: @applethepinklady

Bubbles was transferred to an adoption partner in Portland, Oregon. Driven there in a blizzard by SFACC staffers Katy Jones (B&T) and ACO Stephanie Pone.
Thank you!

Tugboat was transferred to an adoption partner and is now in a foster home.

Guppy is now with Grateful Dogs Rescue.

November 2021

In November, SFACC adopted out 154 animals (118 cats, 20 dogs, and 16 other species). In addition, the shelter transferred 151 animals (42 dogs, 62 cats and 47 other species) to rescue partner organizations.



Boston boy Baxter hit the jackpot! He’s gone home with his new family, including a Boston Terrier brother and a human brother! Looks like a lot of fun is in store for this household!
One of Baxter’s adopters is a veteran.







Recently adopted Rosie (formerly known as Armadillo) and Blue, adopted in 2019, came by to say hello. Aren’t they the cutest pair? Rosie even has her own Instagram page!








Check out this darling duo! Apricot has gone home! Her new name is Lola.







Legend has sauntered to his new home with a toy in tow.









Milo adopted and will have a buddy.

October 2021

In October, SFACC directly adopted out 149 animals: 109 cats, 19 dogs, and 21 other species. In addition, 180 animals were transferred to rescue partners: 69 cats, 40 dogs, and 71 other species.

Woohoo! Velvet hippo perfection Armadillo has been adopted. Check out her Instagram page: @rosiegirlpitbull!

Kitten beauties Portia & Cassia were adopted together. They’ve been waiting 2 months for their forever home and they found a great one, with an adult cat and dog siblings! Thank you for adopting a bonded pair!

Woohoo! Brindle beauty Indi has found her forever family!

We love when kittens go home in pairs! Here’s a Happy Tails update about a pair who went home last month: “I got these 2 sweeties this past month and the intros are going great. Just wanted to share. Formerly Grigio and Sol; now Monster (gray) and Taz (black).”

We’re looking forward to hearing about their adventures!

Darling puppy boy Andy went home!

Sweet guinea pig mama S’mores has been adopted! This lovely lady arrived at the shelter pregnant. She had her babies and raised them in a foster home. Now it’s her turn to be cared for.

A two cat happy tails update! We love hearing about kitten pairs all grown up! “I adopted Otis and Cleo five years ago when they were active 6 month old adolescent kittens. Otis the house panther is the most affectionate cat I have ever known. He is also very active and needs a lot of attention, so I am very happy to have Cleo to help entertain him. Cleo is more aloof and enjoys a nice nap and snack. Both of them have been such a comfort, especially over the last year and a half.

And another great dog has gone home: Little Bear (aka Osito). Happy tails to you sweetie!

Hammie adoption update! Jellybean was adopted a month ago and his adopter reports that he’s doing great and learning to love her.

Another wonderful happy tails update! “Six years ago we adopted this one and her sister from your shelter. We all live in Maine now. This morning when I saw her like this it reminded me of her and her sister cowering in the back of the cage when we came there to adopt a cat. Our experience at your facility and with your staff was terrific and as you can see she’s doing fine. Thank you for connecting us.”

We love seeing our grads relaxing in their forever homes!

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Remember when we used to think of only earthquakes when we considered the disasters San Francisco might experience? Unfortunately, that list is growing, so being prepared is critical for you and your pets.

At the October 14 meeting of the S.F. Commission of Animal Control and Wefare, our own Dr. Shari O’Neill, DVM, gave a comprehensive presentation on the supplies to have on hand for your pets, how to make a pet disaster plan, and where to seek shelter for you and your pets in the event of an emergency. You’ll learn exactly what you need in your pet go-to bag. Be ready. Your pets are counting on you!

View the meeting recording HERE (the presentation starts at about minute 7).

Download the PDF: SFACC Pet Preparedness & Sheltering Presentation.

September 2021

In September 2021, SFACC adopted out 163 animals: 130 cats, 19 dogs, and 14 other species. A total of 185 animals were transferred to rescue partners: 57 cats, 48 dogs, and 80 other species.

“Thank you so much for helping us find Lionel, he’s an absolute sweetheart. He’s a handful but we knew what we were getting ourselves into and we’re excited to work with him to be a good canine citizen. 🙂

What’s better than an update about one SFACC alumni? One about two alumni! Beautiful Thorton was very scared here at the shelter, but is doing great in her new home: “I took home Thorton three weeks ago and she’s very happy and settling in with her sister (also SFACC alum!) Miss Honey (fka Autumn)”

Gia was adopted and is now home with her new family.




We got an update straight from SFACC grad Libby, complete with DNA results: “It’s me, Libby!!! Another year, another update… It’s been 7 years since I moved into my forever home (Oct 15th 2014). Mom finally decided to get us all DNA tested… She always suspected I had boxer in me… I like to use my paws a lot for getting attention and punching, I gravitate towards boxer dogs during playtime and I’m a rather wiggly, goofy and high energy dog… Mom was right I’m 50/50… Here are a few pictures of me being me throughout the year… I wanted everyone to know Im living my best life with my housemates Bulleit and Taco… Mom calls us BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato or Bulleit, Libby, and Taco)… With that said, till next year… Happy National Black Dog day and Pitbull Awareness Month…”

We can’t wait to hear from you again next year Libby!

A beyond cute feline update: “I wanted to share an update on Patrick, now Franklin (aka Frankie). We adopted him last Thursday. He has settled in nicely with his new family and older cat brother Ripley (who we adopted from ACC last September). Ripley welcomed him immediately and Frankie is very fond of him. We are all loving the kitten playtime, laughs and snuggles. Thank you for all you do for these precious animals!!”

Gorgeous Rose was adopted a couple of weeks ago and we already have an update! “She’s just now getting comfortable and friendly with her brother! She seems to really like her new home! Thank you all so much.“