Some of us are incredibly lucky to have a warm embrace of a home, a hot meal every day, a cozy blanket to snuggle in at the end of the day, a beloved family member and a dog to keep us happy and put a smile on our face each day. Some dogs are lucky as well to have regular walks, loving humans, and beautiful beds full of toys they can play with. Some dogs are, however, not so lucky. The embrace of San Francisco is not as warm to them as it is to the rest of us, and they rely on the kindness of strangers to survive. This Christmas, you can help them.
The SPCA, San Francisco branch, helps dogs and other pets in need, and they accept your generous donations at their Mission Campus at 201 Alabama Street. This Christmas and all year round they need crates, leashes and harnesses, collars, blankets (yes, even the lightly used ones), new dog beds and pillows, toys, natural chewies, and puppy food, as well as unopened bags and cans of food.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control work tirelessly even during the holidays to help dogs and other pets in need, and you can help them by making a donation, or by bringing them some of the items on their Christmas wish list. They are located at 1200 15th Street in San Francisco and they need clean blankets and towels, pillow cases, toys, tugs, or peanut butter!
PAWS San Francisco is located at 3170 234d St., and they always need help from kind and responsible dog owners who know how much the abandoned and abused dogs suffer. You can choose to send them monthly gifts, and even suggest to your employer that they match your donation each month, or just make a one-time Christmas donation which surely helps!
East Bay SPCA shelter accepts donations Wednesday to Sunday during their business hours, and the holiday season is the perfect time for giving back! Apart from donating monetarily, you can drop off some of the items they need directly. They need collars and leashes, harnesses, hand sanitizers, dog and cat toys, balls, peanut butter, chew and squeaky toys, and bones.