Sacramento SPCA Selected to Participate in Animal Planet Road to Puppy Bowl Event

(Sacramento, CA) — On Saturday, May 9 from 11am to 5pm, the Sacramento SPCA, Animal Planet and the ASPCA are teaming up to provide FREE pet adoptions as part of the Road to Puppy Bowl adoption event.

The Sacramento SPCA was selected by Animal Planet and the ASPCA to be one of just 17 shelters nationwide (and the only shelter in Sacramento) participating in the Road to Puppy Bowl campaign. All adoptions will be free at the SPCA on May 9, as 100% of these fees will be covered by Animal Planet.

If you are hoping to add a dog, cat or small animal to your family, visit the Sacramento SPCA on Saturday, May 9 for a fun-filled event including photo ops, giveaways, and plenty of adorable animals looking for homes.

The Sacramento SPCA is located at 6201 Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento.

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A Pitty Party

Pit-bull-puppy-webKnow someone who loves a pit bull or pit bull mix?  Have we got a deal for them!

We’re giving away 200 FREE Pitty Packages (including spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines, ID tags and microchips) to residents of Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova (zip codes 95624, 95670 and 95827).

Pit bull owners from these areas can call (916) 504-2825 to schedule an appointment, or come on out to the special event at Elk Grove Park on April 26 at 10:00am to sign up in person.  We’ll also be giving away free pet food!  Dogs need not be present to book appointments, but proof of residence is required.  All surgeries must be completed by May 15, 2015.

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Each Step Makes “Cents”

WooftraxLogoDon’t just take your dog for a walk – Take your Walk for a Dog!  Available for Android and iPhone users, the WoofTrax Walk for a Dog app donates to the Sacramento SPCA every time you grab the leash and head out the door with your four-legged friend.  We’ll receive a check twice annually from WoofTrax if you and your friends download the app and activate it before those daily outings.  Get fit, give your dog a good time, and get us some funds – win/win/win!


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Smile, Mom!

downloadRemember us during your Mother’s Day shopping!  When you shop on amazon, always
start your journey at Amazon Smile.  We receive a percentage of the purchase price on all items bought this way, so you could say that Amazon Smile makes US smile!  Just think, that thoughtful and loving gift for your mother not only brings her joy, but it helps the animals of the SPCA at the same time.  We bet that will make Mom smile too.

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Going, Going Woof!

See some of the very best the Sacramento SPCA Thrift Store has to offer from the comfort of your own home!  We’re now listing select items for sale on eBay and 100% of the proceeds benefit the animals in our care.  Just look for seller SacramentoSPCA

Have something eclectic, collectible or just plain cool that you want to give us to sell?  Email Michael West, SPCA Thrift Store Manager.

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Tell the World: We’re the Best!

KCRA-A-ListDid you know that the Sacramento SPCA is nominated for the KCRA-3 A-List Awards in two categories?  We are nominated for “Best Local Charity” and “Best Training.”  Make sure to show your support and cast your vote for us!  Voting ends May 3rd!  Click the logo to vote!

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Step It Up, Sacramento!


Did you know that the Sacramento region lags behind the rest of the country in charitable giving?  And that of the 62% of area households who do donate to various causes, only a little over half of those give to local organizations.

That’s why we’re so excited about this year’s Big Day of Giving coming up on May 5.  From midnight to midnight on May 5, go to and make a donation to the Sacramento SPCA!  Last year’s Big Day was a good one for us, but we want this year’s to be the best ever.  We’re in the running for all kinds of incentives and prizes if we’re one of the top charities, and everything we receive aids the animals in our care.  Since the Big Day of Giving is referred to as Big DoG, it’s like it was made for us.  The Big DoG can help our DOGS, get it?

We’ve even prepared a nifty little template you can copy and paste to email your friends and remind them to give too.  Don’t forget:  May 5, midnight to midnight.

 Copy and paste this text and logo into an email and share with your friends:

SignatureLogoLet’s do this Sacramento!  From midnight to midnight on May 5, go to and make your donation to the Sacramento SPCA.  No other animal welfare organization in our area helps as many pets in need, or offers as many programs and services to improve the lives of people and their four-legged companions, as the Sacramento SPCA.  But they need your help to help those people and pets.

The Big Day of Giving is referred to as Big DoG.  Let’s make this year’s Big DoG all about the DOGS!

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The “Tail” of Red Caboose

When 18-month-old Red began limping, his owners were immediately alarmed. The normally active and robust Boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix was a pitiful sight, one rear paw raised in the air. His owner, Sysan Lytle of Citrus Heights, was worried, not just for Red’s well-being, but because an unplanned trip to the veterinarian was beyond her very limited senior citizen’s budget.

But Lytle learned that she had an option: she applied to the Sacramento SPCA’s Senior Services Program for a veterinary care grant. “Thanks to a grant that we received, the SPCA is sometimes able to help seniors who otherwise might have to surrender their pets due to an inability to afford veterinary care,” says Shari Lowen, Senior Services Coordinator. “Seniors who meet income and eligibility guidelines qualify for certain services. Generally it’s for a one-time, lifesaving or life-altering service which will keep the senior and their pet together at home.”

Lowen helped Lytle obtain the appropriate paperwork, her case was approved, and Red (also known as “Red Caboose”) was soon on his way to his regular veterinarian. Lytle had feared a problem with Red’s hip or knee, but what the doctor discovered was potentially even worse: a mass of unknown etiology on his leg, making walking painful.

Thanks to a grant from Banfield Charitable Trust to the Sacramento SPCA, further approval was given for Red’s mass to be removed. Fortunately, it was benign, and Red’s improvement was immediate.

“Red came into my mom’s life three weeks before my dad passed away last May,” says Lytle’s adult daughter, Erin. “So as you can imagine, the dog means everything to her. The removal of the tumor, to the tune of almost $500, would have been impossible for us. Thanks to (the SPCA), Red is now absolutely wonderful. He is pain-free and running around and happy again. I can’t thank you enough for this program. We are grateful to you every single day.”

For more information on the SPCA’s Senior Services Programs, please visit or call (916) 504-2845.

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Dogs Once Suffering on S. Korean Dog Meat Farm Safe in Sacramento

Please click here to make a donation to the Sacramento SPCA.

Fifty-seven dogs and puppies were rescued from a dog meat farm by Human Society International and Change for Animals Foundation in South Korea.  Some of those dogs are now safe at the Sacramento SPCA and soon on their way to new lives in Northern California.  The dogs range from beagles, poodles and Korean Jindos to large Tosas and have spent their entire lives in small, filthy crowded cages exposed to all weathers on the farm, waiting to be killed for their meat.

The dogs began arriving on March 16 into San Francisco and have been sheltered at the San Francisco SPCA.  Many were transferred to HSI Emergency Placement Partners on Friday, March 20, one of those partners being the Sacramento SPCA

HSI worked with the farmer to shut his doors for good and remove the dogs for rehoming in the U.S.  As part of the plan, he signed an agreement with HSI to permanently close down the dog meat property and move into a new humane livelihood in crop farming  HSI will follow the farmer’s progress to ensure compliance.

Rick Johnson, Sacramento SPCA CEO said, “We are honored to partner with HSI to change the lives of these specific dogs forever and hopefully bring change to those countries that choose to have dogs on their dinner plates instead of having them as valued companions and family members.

All of the dogs that have arrived at the Sacramento SPCA will be evaluated by SPCA staff for health and behavior, they will be spayed/neutered and treated for any health concerns.  Some dogs may require more extensive treatment, therefore the first dogs will be made available for adoption NO EARLIER THAN Thursday, March 26 at 11AM at the Sacramento SPCA.

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Sacramento SPCA Footgolf Classic

SSPCA Footgolf Classic Flyer

The Sacramento SPCA Footgolf Classic is April 11, 2015 at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Enjoy Happy Hour Specials, Raffle Prizes, and $5.00 Mulligans

$80/Team of 4 or $25/Individual Player

Tickets Includes:
 Greens Fees
 Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
 BYOB (bring your own ball)

Registration Deadline: March 28

Register online at:

Or you can contact: Ceara Maloney at (707) 843-1598 or Laura Gray at (530)448-4204

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