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Ask a Vet: Is There an Alternative to Getting My Dog Snipped?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training. Think of her as a pet shrink at your service.

Find Your Soul Mate at the SF SPCA's Be Mine Adopt-a-thon Celebration

Love is in the air, especially at the San Francisco SPCA’s Third Annual Be Mine Adopt-a-thon celebration February 13-16. The celebration will include fee-waived adoptions all weekend, an open bar cocktail party, tattoos, food trucks, free dental health checks, a book signing, and animal behavior workshops.

Pet Gift Guide: The Top 10 Must-Haves From K9 Scrub Club

Your loyal pet shares unabashed love and affection with you throughout the year, why not give your best bud a special present or two to show your appreciation?

Bark! the Herald Angels Sing: SF SPCA Holiday Events

The holiday season for Bay Area pets doesn't have to mean reindeer headgear, elfin booties, and dreidel doggie biscuits—just let the San Francisco SPCA help you plan your pet-centric event calendar!

The SF SPCA and Macy's Unveil Kittens and Puppies in the Windows!

How much is that doggie in the window?

Ask A Trainer: How Do I Teach My Dog Hand Targeting?

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Welcome to our new, weekly 'Ask a Trainer from the SF SPCA' feature on They'll help you get your dog or cat into shape and ready for the world. Ask your own questions in the comments!

Ask a Vet: My Dog Has Obsessive Behavior, Help!

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My dog exhibits obsessive behavior around digging in the corners of the windowsills. We put contact paper down because he was eating the paint chips but now is pulling up the paper in the corners. What do you recommend?

Photos: SF SPCA's 145th Anniversary Celebration and Adopt-A-Thon

The SF SPCA, one of the city's most beloved nonprofits celebrated a milestone with two very warm days of celebrations for young and old, furry and fuzzy, winged and flat-footed—including a lively Friday evening cocktail reception, and a Saturday street carnival complete with a much-anticipated pet costume contest and a surprise announcement. Both days also featured a very successful adoption cycle, with many rescues finding loving, qualified homes.

And the Hot 20 Pets Winner Is...

Bean dog

There are A LOT of charming and talented pets out there in San Francisco. But only one is truly the hottest pet. After competing with a paddleboarding doga cat who doesn't give a fuck, and a goat who looks great in coats, the winner of out Hot 20 pets is...

You're Invited to SF SPCA's 145th Anniversary Carnival!

SF SPCA Carnival

Who doesn't love dressing their pet up? If you're one of the many animal-obsessed San Franciscans, you won't want to miss the SF SPCA's 145th Anniversary Carnival which will feature the fiercely competitive Pet Costume Contest!

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