Welcome to Rescue Row, the home of San Francisco Animal Care and Control, the San Francisco SPCA, and Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. On just one city block, over ten thousand animals find their forever homes each year, and tens of thousands of people find their loving companions. In 2014, the City of San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave this very special slice of real estate, the 200 block of Alabama Street between 15th and 16th Streets, the honorary designation of Rescue Row, the only place like it in the country. We invite you to visit us on Rescue Row, support your local adoption centers and rescues, and find your perfect match.
The San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control is committed to the delivery of effective, courteous, and responsive animal care and control services to the residents of San Francisco.
The Department is responsible for San Francisco's stray, injured, abandoned, neglected, and mistreated animals, as well as for the enforcement of all state and local Animal Control and Welfare laws.
As the fourth oldest humane society in the U.S. and the founders of the No-Kill movement, the San Francisco SPCA has always been at the forefront of animal welfare. As a result of their efforts and those of community partners, San Francisco has the lowest euthanasia rate of any major city in the United States. No adoptable dog or cat in San Francisco goes without a home, even if they have medical or other issues.
Muttville rescues the best dogs in the world — the seniors! Muttville rescues dogs seven years and older from other shelters, often from euthanasia, and finds them new homes. As a result of the over 3500 seniors Muttville has adopted, people everywhere are realizing that old dogs make wonderful companions.