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Vote for the Cutest Canine in the 2014 Dog Poll: Top 49

What better way to start your work week than with some minor procrastination and adorable puppy pictures. As if you needed further convincing, this just might be our cutest Dog Poll yet, thanks to the San Francisco SPCA and our loyal readers.

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!

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.

The Whole Enchihuahua 2013

Canines and their companions gathered at Dolores Park on a recent sunny day to celebrate The Whole Enchihuahua, an event to raise awareness for Chihuahuas, the breed most in need of rescue in Northern California shelters. The event featured plenty of entertainment to keep tails wagging, including:

  • Complimentary dental check with an SF SPCA Registered Veterinary Technician

Photos: SF Dogma 2012 Presented by the SF SPCA and 7x7

On September 30, the SF SPCA and 7x7 turned Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley into San Francisco's center of petcentricity for the second annual SF Dogma—one of the city's liveliest street fairs where hundreds of supporters came out to meet local artisans, merchants, and proprietors of all things pet-related. It was a gorgeous, warm and sunny day for petlovers to meetup, catchup—and possibly pickup a new furry friend!

Join the SF SPCA's 145th Anniversary Carnival!

Nearly as old as San Francisco itself, the San Francisco SPCA has been here for animals since 1868. In celebration of its past and toasting to its future, they're throwing the entire community a party – and you’re invited!

Photos: The Whole Enchihuahua 2012 in Dolores Park with the SF SPCA

On June 2nd, the SF SPCA and 7x7 staged the second annual Whole Enchihuahua on a bright, blustery day in San Francisco's Dolores Park. The event brought together pet lovers, adoption agencies, and rescue groups to call attention to the mighty chihuahua—one of the breeds most in need of rescue.

Cats, Tats, Cocktails and Street Food Come Together at the SF SPCA's Adoptathon This Weekend

Animals and happy hour. What could be a better combo? Add in animal tattoos, and it's pretty much a given that this weekend is going to be the coolest we've had in a while. If you're a cat lover, listen up, because this weekend's tailored specifically for you: The SF SPCA is throwing their epic Cats, Tats, Cocktails & Voodoo Adoptathon and happy hour at their Potrero Hill HQ, and there are a ton of activities and pet adoption opportunities you won't want to miss.

Submit Your Pet Questions & Curiosities to the SF SPCA!

Are you constantly confused about your dog's behavior? Can't get your kitty cat to stop scratching things? Unsure of vet office etiquette? Curious about how to cook your own pet food? For any question you might have, we have the SF SPCA's Co-President Dr. Jennifer Scarlett behind us to deliver answers.

Go West to Get Your Christmas Tree

There are few things more wholesome than picking out a Christmas tree. Whether you’re heading out to find the perfect tree with your young kids, or with your annoying roommates, the process of picking out a tree, if done correctly, can be the one of the highlights of the holiday season.

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