A Northern California nonprofit founded in 1971, we're a small, but mighty group of volunteers who bring help, hope, and healing to at-risk animals-- from shelter cats and dogs to strays, ferals and displaced pets in need of a new place to call home.
We approach rescue with an open heart, an open mind, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Together, we engage, educate, and empower our community in the fight against overpopulation, cruelty, and neglect.
To be considered for one of our adoptable animals, you must first submit an application at stfrancisanimal.org. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can't guarantee we'll respond to each one. A volunteer will contact you within 72 hours if we think you might be a match.
Next, we'll set up a speed date with the animal who interests you. We don't have a physical facility -- all our adoptable animals are loved to perfection in foster homes until they make a love connection. We'll work with you to coordinate the details for your meet and greet.
Adopting an animal is a long term commitment, so we ask that you sleep on it before making a final decision.
If our adorable adoptable is "the one" and you're ready to adopt, we'll work with you to finalize the adoption.
We provide you with an adoption packet including medical history, microchip information, and basic info about your pet's care.
We require a tax-deductible adoption fee, which you can pay by cash, check, or PayPal. Your donation helps offset our medical costs. All of our pets are fixed, chipped, vaccinated, de-flead and de-wormed prior to going to their forever homes.
The cost to care for each animal varies depending on its age and health upon intake. If there are any proceeds from your adoption fee, they will be reinvested into helping another at-risk animal.
Finally, we'll have you complete an adoption contract to make it official.
Then, your four-legged friend is ready to come home with you -- forever.