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Celebrate Bay to BARKers weekend at the SF SPCA, May 18 – 20

Jog or race your way across town for this fun adoption weekend! Celebrate Bay to Breakers weekend at the San Francisco SPCA’s Bay to BARKers event, May 18 – 20!

This year is the SF SPCA’s 150th anniversary, so connecting the springtime cocktail party and adoptathon theme with Bay to Breakers, a beloved San Francisco tradition, was a natural fit. Adult animals (6+ months) will be FREE to adopt Saturday and Sunday, May 19 – 20, at SF SPCA locations in the Mission and Pacific Heights.

“This year is milestone anniversary for the SF SPCA, and we’re inviting everyone to get involved,” said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, SF SPCA President. “We want to celebrate the San Francisco community and everything that we’ve been able to accomplish together in the last 150 years. Bay to BARKers is an opportunity for San Franciscans to come together, enjoy a weekend of festivities, and help homeless animals get a second chance!”



Bay to BARKers kicks off Friday evening, May 18, with a cocktail party at the SF SPCA’s Mission Campus, 250 Florida Street, from 6pm – 9pm. Guests will enjoy open and top-shelf bars with animal-themed cocktails and Holy Craft beer; music by DJ Stevie Bumps; and delicious vegetarian food from Firetrail Pizza, Curry Up Now, and Bonito Poke. Enter the Instagram pet costume contest today by using the hashtag #B2BARKERSCOSTUME. Winners to be announced live at 7:30pm at the event. Prize packages will be awarded to the following categories: most original, most likes, and most San Francisco!

The SF SPCA’s Companion Chronicles storytelling pod will be available for partygoers to share tales of their beloved pets, and guests can step into the Cuddle Experience to snuggle up with some of the SF SPCA’s cutest adoptables. Get 10 minutes of cuddle time for a $10 donation.

Bring home a party souvenir by printing a limited-edition Bay to BARKers Cocktail Pawty t-shirt, or join the Paint Your Pet portrait workshop. Pre-registration for the workshop is required.

RSVP is required for the cocktail party; unlock your ticket with a donation.

Special thanks to The Life of Riley Fund, which is generously underwriting free adoptions for all qualified adopters May 19 – 20. The Life of Riley Fund encourages people over 65 to easily adopt animals from the SF SPCA by underwriting adoption fees for seniors. Additionally, the fund will cover adopters’ first year of enrollment in the Sido program. Learn more at

Learn more about the SF SPCA’s anniversary and upcoming special events at

Please note that due to canine flu in San Francisco, pets and service animals cannot attend this event. The SF SPCA thanks guests for their understanding as it works to keep shelters animals and public pets safe and healthy.


About the San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is an independent, community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions. The organization does not receive government funding and is not affiliated with any national organization.

For more information, call the SF SPCA at (415) 554-3000 or visit


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