San Francisco SPCA
2500 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Category: Pet Services, Veterinarians, Dog Training, Shelter/Rescue
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We had our frenchie spayed here. It went really well, and was at a reasonable cost. They know what they're doing with brachycephalic breeds. The staff is super friendly and the facility is top notch!
I've been using the veterinary services here for the last 8 years, both regular check-ups and emergencies, and I've been very happy with the services provided. I always recommend researching pet health issues, and ask lots of questions.
The SFSPCA is an excellent resource for the community. I have enrolled in several dog training courses there and have had excellent experiences. The trainers are knowledgeable, the class sizes are small, the trainers give individual attention, the schedules are very convenient and the prices are right. It's always a positive experience! The SFSPCA also has a state of the art adoption center and a fairly new medical center that I have not yet seen but have heard is outstanding. It's great having the SFSPCA so close and I enjoy supporting it.
Overall 4.5 bones... rounding up to 5...
This organization is HUGE...there is a giant hospital, a spay/neuter clinic, an adoption center, administration, and other parts too...like humane education, a camp for children in the summer, dog training, etc...
So, inevitably, some services are probably better than others, but overall...wow!
Also it is a very pet-friendly employer! Some pets allowed at work (depends on individual circumstances), discount on veterinary services/boarding, bereavement day if your pet passes away, and you meet tons of people who have pets and know great tips on having a pet in the city!
TONS of adoptable animals adopted! TONS of discounted spays and neuters done there! Tons of medical treatments done in the hospital, sometimes on payment plans to help people afford urgent care!
We took our dog to be neutered here at the Spay & Neuter clinic and they took excellent care of him. The vet also answered some questions for us about his ears before we left him for the day. I really, really appreciate their sliding scale payment system. Plus, you know spending money here is going to a good cause. The new facility is wonderful. My only reason for 4 rather than 5 bones is that they may see a higher volume here in a given day, so I was somewhat concerned that post-op our dog didn't get as much attention as he would have at a smaller location. But, that said, he healed wonderfully and was back to normal one day after being neutered! Nice facility and nice people.
This is one of the best/biggest SPCA's I have ever seen. The staff is wonderful and the facilities that they offer are great and ever expanding. We have been here a few times when looking for a new dog and found a wide range of dogs to adopt. They have outdoor spaces, and indoor areas to meet and play with perspective pups with or without your current pets.
A great cause, it is unfortunate that with the economy the way it is, I hear they are overrun with people who are surrendering thier dogs.
Love all their programs (adoptions, fosters, pet bereavement support group, training) but I LOVE the hospital.
I've been volunteering there for several months and have gotten to know the operations and staff quite well. The new building (just around the corner from the old) is amazing and makes going to the vet a much more pleasant experience. Have a dog who hates stepping up on the scale? They don't have to anymore, these scales are built into the ground. They also have state of the art exam rooms, dental suites, and are going paperless to cut down on waiting time when you're done with your appointment!
I've volunteered many places in SF and this is probably my favorite, not just because I get to be around pets, but because it's so well run. The policies and procedures are fluid and the volunteer program is great! They make it easy to donate your time, not a pain in the butt.
While all the doctors are professional, I think Dr. Aldridge is my fav. He's been there forever! On my first shift in the old hospital I watched him take an aggressive dog outside for his exam because being confined to the room was making him upset. The dog relaxed and was able to have his exam, that's the kind of dog whisperer I want treating my mutt. Plus he brings the staff donuts.
Also, the biggest thing to note. This is, I believe, the ONLY place that offers payment plans and reduced rates depending on income and size of household...and if you've ever shelled out an entire savings account to cover your animal's treatment you know how awesome this is! They also off low-cost/no-cost spay neuter/vaccines scheduled throughout the year for homeless people. Truly, you should come here. They honestly have the animals' welfare at heart.
I am a huge fan and supporter of the SF/SPCA! All of the people on staff are amazing and wonderful people. The vet hospital is still fairly new, but they are working out the kinks (ie. I waited in the hospital room for over an hour before the doctor remembered I was there). Still a great cause, and I am very thankful to have my first dog from there. They are saving dogs lives everyday and they are a wonderful place to be involved with.
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