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Where did you look for love? Did you wait for friends to introduce you to someone? Search online profiles? If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a street and neighborhood that is overflowing with love. The kind that animal lovers appreciate and search, this intersection has been officially recognized by the city of St. Francis. 

From the Rescue Row Resolution, sponsored by San Francisco Board of Supervisors Campos, Wiener, Kim, and Cohen:

RESOLVED, That there shall be an honorary naming of "Rescue Row" in recognition of the valuable contributions that these organizations make to the lives of San Francisco's animals and the city as a whole

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On Saturday, May 31, join four of San Francisco's premier animal welfare organizations to celebrate the unveiling of Rescue Row. The San Francisco SPCA, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, Northern California Family Dog Rescue, and San Francisco Animal Care and Control are all located on the same city block, on Alabama Street between 15th and 16th Streets.

Everyone - and their furry companions - is invited to join the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 31 with Supervisor David Campos, the leaders of each Rescue Row organization, and MC Ronn Owens of KGO Radio. 

The Rescue Row ribbon cutting will also be our official kickoff for Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days, May 31 - June 1. Adoption fees will be waived for all animals, all weekend! More than 100 Bay Area shelters will participate, including all four Rescue Row organizations, and the goal is to find homes for more than 10,000 animals in two days.

In addition to the Rescue Row shelters, Grateful Dogs Rescue, Save a Bunny, MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue, California Chins, Wonder Dog Rescue, Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, Bay Area Rats, Loup Garou Rescue, and the Animal Care & Adoption Network will have booths on Rescue Row to showcase their adoptable animals during the Maddie's Pet Adoption Days weekend.

From the Rescue Row Resolution:

Together, these non-profit animal service organizations work to improve the lives of animals in need. The care that these organizations provide makes the difference between neglect and nurturing, hurting and health, loneliness and a loving home, and generally improving the quality of life for animals and their companions

You can read the full press release here.

For more details on the grand reopening, visit

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit

Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. For more information, visit

Family Dog especially loves to save "underdogs" -- dogs born deaf, blind, or physically disabled -- we call them our Miracle Dogs. For more information, visit

SF ACC responds to animal related emergencies 24/7 including animal abuse and neglect as well as matters of public safety. For more information, visit


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