Stray rescued at 3 weeks old. He was with us for 16 years and 2 months and in that span we moved 19 times, in MO, MA, MN, CO, & finally CA. He loved (long & short) car rides, digging in the yard, and checking himself out in the mirror after baths (he was handsome and he knew it!) He was affectionate and loving, but not clingy. He truly was one of a kind. I will always gage other dogs by how they compare to him, the best there could ever be.
Dogs have special powers to make us better people. Just by walking down the street, they turn strangers into friends. A quick cuddle from a canine companion can help you feel less alone. They can teach you everything you need to know about how to enjoy life. When they say they will love you forever, they mean it. How does your dog bring out the best in you?
The SF SPCA has been saving and caring for San Francisco’s animals since 1868. We’ve come a long way since then—founding the No-Kill movement, building the first cage-less adoption center and advocating on behalf of all animals—to become a global leader in animal welfare and helping to establish San Francisco as one of the most progressively humane cities in the world.
We couldn’t have done it without the help of all the people who have adopted an animal, volunteered their time or provided financial support. Together, we’ve been able to bring pets and people together, celebrating the merriment, magic and meaning that animals bring to all of our lives. Thank you for your generosity—the animals we save, the lives we change, and the communities we touch are all made possible because of you!
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