Jean adopted Mabel back in 2006 and has been in love with her ever since. As you can see in the left side of the photo, Mabel was quite skinny and her coat was in poor shape when she was first adopted. But with lots of TLC and attention from Jean, Mabel flourished into a beautiful cat. Mabel loves to play chase and hide and seek. She’s also quite loving and affectionate.
Jean and Mabel have formed a very strong bond. Jean wants the best for Mabel, which is why she has enrolled Mabel and her other pets into the San Francisco SPCA’s Sido Program. Pets enrolled in the Sido Program will be cared for and adopted out should they outlive their guardians. Mabel is certainly living the good life now!
Millie is our “Foster Fail.” She is an extreme affection eater. I must get down on the floor on my hands and knees by the food dish, make “nom-nom” sounds and sing silly songs. Millie will nuzzle up against me and hop on my back until she gets her purr up – then she will eat… as long as I stay there and continue this encouragement. If I omit some steps or rush the process she will ignore the food and just go back playing with her toys or the other cat. She tells me loudly when she is hungry but will not eat until we do the affection ritual. Hugging her before feeding also helps. She is also a burrower – blankets, rugs, and when she was a kitten, my pajama sleeves. By the way, did I tell you that I love all this silliness?
I adopted Duckie (originally Deckie) back in January. At the time, I was looking for a partner in crime, and I found the best little four-legged friend I’ve had since I was a little girl. We had some bathroom issues and separation anxiety in the beginning, but once he realized he could relax, that I wasn’t going to give him up, those problems are almost in the past.
He had a rough start at the beginning of the year, but with several hundred miles of road trips together and many more planned, the upcoming year is looking to be even better for him. Waking up to him sleeping next to me every day or him being so excited to see me when I come home has been worth the accidents, and I can’t wait to see what we get ourselves into in the future!
My husband and I adopted little black puppy Ranger (called Ajax back then) from SF SPCA when we were on a work vacation. We saw Ranger online, and when we met him in person, we just knew it was meant to be! Ranger slept patiently in my lap on the long drive home, and quickly become one of the family.
Dovah (our other smaller, golden dog) and Ranger have become the absolute best of friends and are doggie brothers now. They cuddle together on the couch all the time and love playing and running together. Thank you for helping to bring us together!
- Josh & Alyssa
One afternoon a co-worker of mine showed me a picture of the two young kittens she had been fostering in her home. As she explained that they were almost at 2 lbs and about ready to head back to the SPCA for adoption, I fell in love with one. The tiny-faced, calico kitten with the bright green eyes made my heart melt.
Now it has been over a year and Roxie melts the heart of everyone she meets – even my Dad who used to be very strict on the “no pets” rule. She runs around the house like she owns the place and reminds me of how grateful she is for a home every night when she curls up with me in bed. Thank you for this wonderful love of mine, SF SPCA, & keep up the amazing work!!