May 2022

In May, SFACC had 99 adoptions (74 cats, 9 dogs, and 16 small animals/other species). SFACC also transferred 252 animals to partner organizations (107 cats, 57 dogs, and 88 small animals/other species). Thank you to everyone involved in helping to save these animals!

Polly Pocket (right) has gone home with a sister of her very own! Happy tails! We can’t wait to hear updates!

Adoption update for one of our teeniest alumni (who was the recipient of an amazing cake)! “We adopted Hawk (formerly Sanchez) from SFACC in 2018. He lived 3 years and was a wonderful mouse. Here he is with his 2 year adoption anniversary cake and other pictures we have of him.”

A happy Mother’s Day adoption: lovely Linda has gone home!

“I adopted Victor a few weeks ago and wanted to give an update! I’ve had three cats throughout my life and Victor is hands down the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to be friends with. He cuddles all day with me, demands to be held or sit on my shoulders while I watch tv and play games. He’s friendly to everyone. Definitely a little menace at 3am but he is the best. I couldn’t be happier than I am now. Really glad I walked into the wrong [shelter] and met him. Thank you so much!”

Happy one-year adoptaversary to Eleven and April (fka Bahama and Bobbette). “They are well and turned giant. We are the luckiest to have them and I just want to thank you for everything!” We love the now and then photos!

Arnold was adopted in April and is doing great in his forever home: “Arnie is bestest boy! He works hard sunning himself on the deck and gives super big kisses to his little older brothers. He is best friends with everyone at the dog park and loves playing tug with his cousin. Arns also likes to store things in his lips like a giant chipmunk.”

SFACC alum Ziggy is getting all the love and cuddles a growing pup needs with her forever family!

A happy adoption update… “Seven months ago, my partner Alan and I adopted this adorable kitty, whose shelter name was Netflix. We renamed him Finnegan, and we wanted to write to you today, on Finnegan’s special day: his 1-year birthday!

Thank you for introducing us to this soft, sweet cat who is so full of personality. Finny is a love-love who fetches and returns crinkle balls, plays animatedly with cat dancer, plays “soccer” with Alan under the bathroom door, snuggles with us all night, and keeps us company when we work from home. I’m sure everyone says this about their cats, but Finn-Finn truly has the cutest mannerisms and poses. He also never quite developed a meow, just a little talkative squeak and all kinds of stretching and yawning noises.

The attached “family photo” was taken this morning and shows Finn’s personality–he’s a morning person who has no time to sit still and take a photo. If anyone who reads this happens to remember “Netflix” from seven months ago (We gathered he had a bit of a reputation for his spirited personality), you’ll probably recognize him in this action shot. : )

…From a very happy cat mom and cat dad”

Adoption update! Sweet young bun Lavern was adopted and went home with her new brother Snow! Her new name is Mia and her adopters report she’s living her best life. She and Snow have even started grooming each other.

A great adoption day! Petite pittie Tina Turner went home with her new family including SFACC grad Chuy (fka Malcolm). Her new name is Rey. And we already have an update that they’re getting along great!

Wee fluffy buns Empanada and Tostada have gone home!



Mia Hamm

Sol & Luna

Sweet Whitney

April 2022

In April, SFACC had 61 adoptions: 15 dogs, 41 cats, 5 other species. In addition, there were 207 partner transfers: 61 dogs, 54 cats, and 92 other species.
Congratulations to all the adopters and thank you for adopting from your municipal shelter!

Sweet girl Heidi (now Emmy) has been adopted by a longtime adoption assistant volunteer. She’s helped with countless adoptions and finally met her own forever pup. Congrats to both!

Adoption update! Bonded pair Vito and Ducky were adopted in February and we already have an update about how they’re doing in their new home at Oak Barrel Winecraft.  “Thought you’d like to see how well Vito and Bucky are doing. They are now known as Birdie (stripey kitty) and Carl (house panther). They have completely won over every customer with their adorable personalities. They settled in very quickly and seem very happy! Thank you all for all that you do for all the critters!”

Update: “I adopted Nala in late January, 2022, becoming her third and forever home in Marin County. She initially had some abandonment anxiety and didn’t bark at all. After she got used to her new surroundings and realized this was her forever home she started to bark (when appropriate). She loves to run on local trails and cuddle on the couch.
Her favorite recreation spot is the local dog park, where she loves to tussle with other dogs her own age. She is enrolled in obedience class, where she has proven to be a quick study. Nala is a loving and loyal companion – a real sweetie.”

Tortie beauty Miranda packed up her amazing ear floofs and left with her new mom! Congratulations!

Sweet little Budgie has flown the coop! Happy tails cutie and send us updates!

Charming Bobby has gone home to live with a dog sibling! Happy tails sweetie!

Adoption update! Mikey was adopted in 2012 “and is doing well.” He has several cat siblings, including one who always sleeps with him.

Gavin Rossdale


Ember has been adopted by one of our adoption-assistant volunteers. Congrats!


Sweet Sabina has been adopted. Here she is (R) with her playgroup buddy Olive (still available!).



March 2022

In March, 2022, SFACC adopted out 54 animals: 13 dogs, 30 cats, 11 other species. Transfers to partner organization totaled 162 animals: 83 dogs, 22 cats, and 57 other species.

Congratulations to all the adopters and thank you for adopting from your municipal shelter!

Sweet Pumpkin Pie has been adopted after a long stay at SFACC and she quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite. We’re so happy for her and her new family! Her new name is Dolly Parton, perfect for this social darling.

And just like that…all the kittens have been adopted! Here’s tuxie cutie Shailee with her happy new family!

Wee pup Frijolita has gone home!

Update: Beautiful Quinn was adopted last month and is loving her forever home! “She loves all her human and fur family members” and her chi brother Saffron is “warming up to her complete sweetness.” And she’s shown a singing talent, like her new mom.

Caturday adoption photo: Sesame and Mint went home together! Have a great life and send us updates!

Goofy Damien has found his new home.

Doodle pup Ringo became available on Saturday and was very quickly adopted, by one of our long time volunteers!

Wee kitten Paprika has gone home!

Tommy Pickles has left the building! Is that a happy face or what? Have a great life cutie and send us updates!

Sweet little Sprite was adopted last week and already came by for a visit! Her new name is Juniper.

Fluffy beauty Jessye was adopted last month and we already have an update! “Jessye is living her best cat life and is doing typical cat things, like sitting on my laptop. She’s the love and light of my life, and the best furry companion.”

Cashmere was adopted a year ago and we just heard from her happy adopters: “She is one of the sweetest hamsters I’ve ever known (and I’ve known many throughout my childhood and now my kids’ childhoods)! She is definitely an escape artist, so we have to keep very close tabs on her, but she has never bitten anyone, and is super fun to have around. Here are a few photos so you can see her living her happy hamster life.”

Miss Molly with her new parents.

Tuxie beauty Catricia has been adopted, before we even had a chance to post her!

Stella has gone home! She only has eyes for her new mom! 

Hooray: Senior bonded pair of fluffy glamorpusses Pippa and Thomas have been adopted! 

February 2022

In February, SFACC adopted out 59 animals: 26 cats, 15 dogs, and 16 other species (rabbits, guinea pigs, birds). The shelter transferred 135 animals: 46 cats, 43 dogs, and 62 other species to rescue partner organizations.

Fruitloop (now Kassi) has gone home!

Teddy (L) came to the shelter with a mop of cuteness. Not only did he get a makeover by SFACC staff, he was adopted and gained a sister, Izzy!

Kitty Update: Cleo and Jasper (formerly Pumpkin and Batman) were adopted as a kitten pair and are …”doing really well! Very energetic and always snuggling in the morning. Their fur got so thick and soft so quickly! No longer the tiny little kittens we adopted.

“Good Morning from Oregon! Craig here. I have found my forever home! There are so many new and curious things to check out. I go for lots of walks where I see squirrels, birds, horses, goats, chickens, and a big, scary black cat! The backyard is big enough so when I get the zoomies, I can really cover some ground! I am very happy and loved here in Oregon. PS – my humans changed my name to Rocky. I’m OK with it–because I’m a rockstar! I had no idea I have sooooo many friends on Facebook. Thank you for checking up on me, and a special thank you to SFACC for helping me find my forever home. Gotta go–here comes that big black cat. More later…”

Pittie sweetheart Quinn has gone home, with a distinguished new chi brother, Saffron (who doesn’t seem into having his photo taken; we feel you Saffron!). We can’t wait to hear about Quinn’s new life!

Venusaur adopted!

Sweet pup Bonnie has gone home. She only has eyes for her new mom!

Fluffy piggie girl Fiona went home with her new mom.

Sweetums has gone home with a big family full of love and fun! Happy tails!

Little pup Bernie has found her forever home!

Theodore has been adopted!

Hugo was adopted and now has a sibling.

Beauty Kara and her new parents.

January 2022

In January SFACC adopted out 73 animals: 22 dogs, 35 cats, 16 other species (rabbits, guinea pigs, birds). The shelter transferred 182 animals: dogs, 48 cats, 62 other species to rescue partner organizations.

Our longest-term resident bun Shadow (and super sweet guy) was adopted in early January. “Shadow is already settling well into his new home. It took him about 20 seconds to start hopping around and playing with his toys. He did that for about an hour and then fell asleep.”

A fluffy kitten happy tails update! “Last month, we adopted a very sweet kitten by the name of Mushroom. We’ve had him for about a month now and can’t believe how sweet and friendly he is.” His new name is Snowball, perfect for such a fluffy guy.

“As we head into 2022, my partner and I are reflecting on the blessings that 2021 brought to our home. At the top of this list is the beautiful soul that we adopted from your facility.

We cannot tell you how much love and happiness that Maybelline has brought to us. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to bring her into our family. Maybelline has been nothing but a joy (understatement!) and we love her dearly.

Maybelline’s previous owner clearly loved her very much and spent quality time with her. We are so impressed with the tricks she knows and training she received. Maybelline has no problem with our neighbors’ cats and dog that come to visit our doorstep and she doesn’t chase after squirrels or have problems with small children. We are so thankful for her previous owner and often light a candle or incense in their honor.

Thanks again for helping us bring such a gorgeous being into our family.”

Sweet Turbo with his new dad.

Cat update: “Hi ACC! We adopted Tyler (7-yo male silver Tabby) on Aug 17 and wanted to send you some pics and update. Our two-year-old daughter, Olive, picked him out of the dozen of cats we saw SF ACC and SFSPCA. As you can see, she adores him.”

Babs update: “She’s such a love bug and everyone who meets her adores her and we can tell that she’s going to be so great! Thank you for bringing her to us. We could not be more in love with her.”

Simba found his forever home. It was love at first sight!


Handsome tuxie chatterbox Julius was hanging around in a neighborhood for months before he wound up here. After his stray period was over, one of his neighborhood friends came in to adopt him. We couldn’t be happier and we think he agrees!

Great news: puppy Craig’s new family drove from Oregon to adopt him! They have husky experience and a large property with a horse and a donkey and other farm animals. Sounds like Craig is in for a life as busy and fun as he is.

Sweet velvet hippo Tashi has gone home!

This is your final moment of Zayn because the big sweetie has gone home! Lots of cuddles in store for this lucky family. And he’ll have a pittie sister too. Zayn’s going home to Alegria, adopted two years ago from SFACC. Follow these two on Instagram: @alynzaynsf.


Boogie with new mom.

Katya meeting her adopters.


Alumnus TinTin came by for a visit. This pic is from the old SFACC building, when he was first adopted.