Free dog and cat food to pet owners in need. No reservations or appointments needed.
Pets need not be present.
FBB phone: 415-635-1007
Locations & times:
Heart of the City Farmers' Market * The Salvation Army at Market & 7th Streets * near the UN Plaza Fountain
1st Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m.
Homeless Youth Alliance * 558 Clayton Street at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
2nd Friday of each month from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
The Gubbio Project * St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church at 1661 15th Street * Caledonia Alley
3rd Monday of each month from Noon to 1 p.m.
San Francisco Animal Care & Control with Friends of ACC
at the shelter garage on Alameda & Bryant Streets
2nd Wednesday of each month from Noon to 1 p.m.
St. Anthony’s * 121 Golden Gate Avenue
1st Monday of each month from Noon to 1 p.m.
For free dog & cat food donation sites in San Francisco please go online: https://www.petsofthehomeless.org/ and follow the Get Help tab at the top, then click Find Resources Near You to enter your preferred zip code.
Free, twice monthly pop-up veterinary clinics offering care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans including: wellness exams, vaccinations, routine procedures, laboratory testing, rabies certificates, microchip implantation and registration, distribution of animal food, leashes, collars, and other pet supplies. Referral to free spay/neuter surgery also available. Pets are seen from 10 am to 3 pm by appointment only.
Information line: (415) 355-2248
Clinic Dates & Locations: https://www.sfccc.org/vetsos-clinic-schedule
Friends of Animal Care & Control and SFVMA
1419 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Clinics take place 4 times a year (first come, first served) on Sundays from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. However, the program was paused during the Covid 19 Emergency. Please call for current availability.
$50 brief wellness checks with a veterinarian and access to reduced-cost vaccines, mild ear, skin, and eye infection treatment and preventative medications such as flea and tick control.
Please note: Wellness Clinic cannot treat sick animals.
4527 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
SPCA phone: 415-429-5410
Open Thursdays and Fridays from 8am-6pm (subject to capacity – clinic will stop taking new appointments once full)
Appointments encouraged; walk ins welcome!
Street Parking; public transit accessible: 49, 14, 14R, 44, 29, 52 stops. 15 minute walk from Glen Park Bart station.
Moderately priced vaccinations, physical exams, microchipping, parasite testing, prescription flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives, ear and eye flush, nail trims, skin scrapes, health certificates and health panels.
VIP phone: 1-800-427-7973
Community Clinic Walk-in locations & times:
Pet Food Express
3150 California St. San Francisco CA, 94115
Mondays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 415-447-7777
Pet Food Express
3160 20th Avenue San Francisco CA, 94132
Fridays 2 to 6 p.m & Sundays 10 - 11:30 a.m. 415-759-7777
Moderately priced vaccinations, physical exams, microchipping, parasite testing, prescription flea, tick and heartworm preventatives.
VETCO phone: 877-838-7468
Walk-in locations & times:
2300 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103 - Sat 9:30-12:30 p.m., Sun 10:30-12:30 & 2:30-5 p.m., Tue 3:30-6:30 p.m. 415-255-7156
1591 Sloat Blvd. San Francisco CA 94132 - Sat 3:30-6 p.m. 415-665-3700
In addition to free DAPP and FVRCP vaccines, the monthly clinic offers flea medication and deworming as well as access to free spay/neuter appointments.
Cow Palace Arena & Event Center
2600 Geneva Avenue
Daly City, CA. 94014
3rd Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to Noon or when capacity is reached. First come, first served.
Free dog and cat spay/neuter services for San Francisco residents
SF Animal Care & Control
1419 Bryant Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
3rd Thursday of Every Month
For appointments and details, including pre-surgery instructions call (650) 340-7022 x387
Pets are accepted from 8:00-9:00am – please call for an appointment.
No walk-ups. No dogs over 80 lbs, no brachycephalic breeds, no pets under 4 months or over 8 yrs old.
Emergency Veterinary Care Program - If your pet experiences illness or injury, please call: 775-841-7463 Monday - Friday 9am – 3pm PST and select “new cases”. A Case Manager will conduct an interview to see if you and your pet qualify for assistance through their Emergency Vet Care Program. If you are eligible, the Case Manager will approve an exam and help you make an appointment for your pet at a local San Francisco hospital or clinic. There is no charge.
Client Service Representatives at 415-554-3000 to discuss eligibility for financial assistance.
An all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides grants for urgent medical conditions for eligible individuals. Veterinarians match SFAfA grants so that every dollar donated turns into at least two dollars of professional medical care for animals in need. Animal’s condition is contingent on funding - pet “must be curable”. Contact link available at: https://www.sfafa.org/
The following locations are full-priced hospitals and their availability information changes often. Pet owners are strongly advised to call prior to going for correct times, cost ranges and payment methods.
24/7 walk-in emergency care
1333 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
Hospital phone: 415-578-5405
ACES currently does not accept payment assistance from Pets of the Homeless or SF Aid For Animals. ACES requires a credit card for pet care.
24/7 walk-in emergency care
600 Alabama St. San Francisco, CA 94122
Hospital phone: 415-566-0540
SAGE SF currently does not accept payment assistance from Pets of the Homeless or SF Aid For Animals. SAGE SF requires a credit card for pet care.
Emergency care coming soon! Please call for details.
2343 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94115
Hospital phone: 415-872-1872
Walk-in emergency services provided on Sunday to Friday from 8 a.m. to Noon. Closed Saturdays.
201 Alabama St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Hospital phone: 415-554-3030
Services hours: https://www.sfspca.org/about/hours-locations/
SF SPCA currently accepts payment assistance from: Pets of the Homeless, SF Aid For Animals, PAWS, Vet SOS and tries to work with pet owners who are eligible for funding assistance.
Pet Poison Hotline provides 12-hour pet poison services and support. Please note there is a fee (credit card by phone) for consultation by phone: 888-426-4435
Provides services including veterinary care, pet food, dog walking, in-home cat care, emergency foster care and other free pet care supports for seniors and people living with disabilities. The client waitlist is currently closed due to high need. Please check the website for changes.
3170 23rd St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Shanti main phone number: 415-979-9550
Provides monthly stipend to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog to help them with their disability-related needs. Must qualify through the state.
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