Happy Monday, readership! I forgot to post our weekly SPCA update on Friday, so I’ll do it now, and I’ll also preface it with a comment from the previous week’s post, from our buddy Cranky Old Mission Guy:
I’m a big fan of these SFSPCA posts that Houghie has been doing every Friday, and it’s because I adopted an animal from our local pound on 16th St., and it was way easier than I thought it would be, and even more rewarding than I ever imagined.
I knew that my building was supposed to be “no pets”, but I had been living there for a few years, so I had a talk with the building manager about making an exception. I emphasized the point that it wouldn’t be some huge, noisy beast, and he knew that I don’t spend 18 out of 24 hours in a day elsewhere. In the end, he not only allowed the pet, but allowed several more for other tenants. A victory for responsible animal companionship.
Aside from that, I also have to say that my adopted pet, who had some trust issues, has been a total joy and an almost constant furry companion — even on vacations. My life and hers have both been improved.
So that’s what I have to say about it; if you don’t want to do it, that’s fine. But if you think you might want to, and you’re not sure you’ll be allowed, give it some more thought. It might work out.
Think it over! And then give these guys a gander:
Jackpot hit it big when he caught a ride to SF from Madera and now he is looking to really it the jackpot by finding a new, forever home. He is big, but gentle, and walks well on leash. When excited he will do cute play bows to try to engage you in playing with him. He has also tried really hard to wait until someone can take him outside to take care of his business, so housetraining in a home with a regular schedule should be a snap.
Hot Cookie is an energetic little guy. He has a really macho stature- there is something about him that is reminiscent of a beefy wrestler. Hot Cookie loves meeting new people, sitting on laps, playing fetch and treats, all of which will make him highly trainable. He is still in the energetic puppy phase at 1yr 7mos so we recommend that Hot Cookie and his new guardians attend some of the excellent training classes here at the SFSPCA.
All pets adopted from SFSPCA have received a pre-adoption veterinary exam and behavior assessment, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery and a microchip.
Where: The San Francisco SPCA’s Maddie’s Adoption Center
Address: 250 Florida Street (at 16th – Street)
Hours: Open Tues – Friday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Contact: 415-522-3500, www.sfspca.org
Follow SFSPCA at facebook.com/sfspca and twitter.com/sfspca.
Irresponsible Pet Ownership in the Mission by Tomi Laine Clark