$5 Adoptions! Big Dogs Piling Up At East Bay Animal SheltersBig dogs are creating crowded conditions at Contra Costa County animal shelters, and shelter officials are hoping some animal lovers will take advantage of a special offer to adopt them.
San Francisco Animal Care Center 'Trumping' Pets To Help Get Them AdoptedAs candidates at the 2016 Republican presidential debate get ready to take center stage Thursday night, adoptable animals will be the “mane” attraction at San Francisco Animal Care and Control shelter.
Court Rules Gay, Single Man Can Adopt His Son After Mother Steps In As SurrogateA gay man whose mother stepped in to act as surrogate for his child has won the right to adopt the eight-month-old child after a court ruling in the U.K.
Ban On Selling Pets At The Pet Store Curbs Support For Puppy MillsThe recent movement to ban the sale of some animals, especially puppies at pet stores, is gaining momentum in cities in California, Florida and New Jersey, but it's still allowed in San Francisco.
'Who's Your Daddy' DNA Program May Make Shelter Dogs More AdoptableSome people on the hunt for a new pet are willing to shell out big bucks for designer breed dogs like Labradoodles, Maltipoos and Puggles. To keep up with the trend, DNA tests are helping the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA to invent their own breeds in order to get their mutts adopted.
Cats Dumped Outside Marin Humane Society Are Now Ready For AdoptionMore than 100 cats and kittens have been dumped off the Marin Humane Society in a series of anonymous, late-night visits, overwhelming shelter operations. Now the first dozen are ready to be adopted.
70 Animals Found Living In Filth Inside Hoarder's Monterey County HomeAt least 70 dogs, cats and kittens were found living in unsanitary conditions inside a Monterey County, resulting in authorities having to humanely euthanize two dozen of the sickest animals.
Customers Can Soon Play With Adoptable Cats At San Francisco 'KitTea' Cafe There's a new way to find a pet at this upcoming San Francisco cafes where adoptable kitties mingle with cafe customers.
China Changes Policy For One Million Orphans After Berkeley Woman's PerseveranceOrphans adopted from China often have emotional, and sometimes physical problems, but one Bay Area woman broke barriers in China to give those children much needed loving care.
Cat Lovers To Gather For Funny Video Fest In OaklandThousands of cat lovers will gather in Oakland Saturday to enjoy funny cat videos.
Kitten, Puppy Videos Give Humane Society Silicon Valley A Viral Adoption AdvantageTheir movie stars spend their time off set licking themselves, chasing their tails, or napping for hours. They eat kibble instead of caviar, and their hair stylists use a water hose, but these actors may be more captivating than anything Hollywood can dish out. The Humane Society Silicon Valley harnesses the ubiquitous online fascination with kitten and puppy videos by using volunteer producers to create a successful Internet marketing plan for adoptions.
Animal Update: Macy's Holiday WindowsIt's an exciting time of year for the people who make up the San Francisco SPCA, who are embarking on an annual tradition: Macy's Holiday Windows at Union Square.