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Sacramento Spca

6201 Florin Perkins Rd
Sacramento, CA 95828

User Reviews (10)

  • 1. SPCA Foster Program

    by: shoopzoo

    I have vounteered for the Sacramento SPCA for over 9 years now. Loved every minute of it. Especially the foster program. I have been through 4 different supervisors for the foster program and each one was very knowledgeable, helpful and caring. To me, this is a very rewarding program that everyone should try!


    Very caring


    Need more donations!

  • 2. SSPCA Volunteer Orientation

    by: mrscrone

    I recently went to the SSPCA Volunteer Orientation. They gave an excellent presentation on what positions are available & what work shops are needed in order to full the position. They showed a power point & it was very informative. If you are interested, check out their website www.sspca.org.


    Very informative


    Somestimes the class gets full & they have to turn people away

  • 3. Mixed Feelings

    by: Orrymain

    I really do understand their reasons to a point, but the SPCA has a rule that if you already have a dog, you have to take that dog with you to their facility to meet the new dog. This is not always easy to do, for any of a number of reasons. It was very disappointing to me when I was looking for new dogs a couple of years ago. I've always had multiple dogs that have lived long, healthy, fun lives, but they are house and backyard dogs. When 2 of my 3 dogs died of old age, I had one remaining dog, also older. It just wasn't practical to take him to the SPCA. I knew he'd love any new dog. I was soooo frustrated by the SPCA's refusal to allow me to adopt a couple of new dogs. It forced me to go to places I'd rather not go to get new dogs, and as predicted, my older dog loved them, and they got along great. Still, it's left me very ambivalent again towards the SPCA. While I support their ideals, and while one of those older dogs who died had been adopted from the SPCA years before, their insistence and lack of understanding in my situation two years ago has left me with a sour taste towards them. I can't help it. I think rules are fine, but I was someone looking for love with plenty of love to give to those new doggies, and they didn't care squat.


    Great animals looking for love


    Their rules are restrictive

  • 4. i wish i lived closer

    by: tattooedwhitegirl83

    the staff here is very knowledgeable and friendly, i feel they do everything to help the animals to be happy and be placed in forever homes, my aunt voluteered here for 5 years and loved every minute of it , i wish it was closer so i could voluteer some of my time there


    great place for animals , great staff


    farf from where i live

  • 5. Hard workers

    by: works4theanimals

    I have friends and family in this area, and they all say good things about these guys! Keep up the great work!




    Area prone to natural disasters

  • 6. obedience classes

    by: cmain

    This is right from SSPCA's website. Nice that the shelter has classes for your dogs, even if you didn't adopt from them.\r\n\r\nThe Sacramento SPCA offers on-site obedience classes for dogs ages four months and older. In order to participate, your dog must be current on all vaccinations. The classes are taught by Val Masters, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT), and Sarah Kirschling. We utilize only positive reinforcement training methods, and do not allow dogs to wear choke chains or prong-type collars. \r\n\r\nBasic Beginner Obedience \r\nIntermediate \r\nCanine Good Citizen Exam \r\nPrivate Consultation \r\nBasic Beginner Obedience\r\nThe basic beginner class is beneficial for dogs of all ages. You will learn how to be a leader to your dog in a way that he will trust and respect you and will listen to what you ask of him, mental and physical exercise needs, teaching your dog not to jump on you, paying attention when you say his name, teaching him how to sit, lay down, stay, come, walk on leash politely, wait at doors, and shake. You will receive a packet containing step-by-step instructions on how to teach your dog the obedience commands, plus additional information on how to resolve other behavior problems that aren't addressed in the class. These classes will be limited to 5 students per class. Registering in advance is necessary. \r\nClass Duration: One night a week for six continuous weeks, and is an hour in length. \r\nFee: $90.00 for the entire 6-week session; $75 for dogs adopted from Sacramento County or City Shelters; $65.00 if your dog was adopted from our shelter. $45.00 for seniors age 60 and older.\r\n\r\n\r\nAll BEGINNING OWNERS are REQUIRED to attend the first session WITHOUT THEIR DOGS. The session is mandatory and times differ from normal class hours. \r\n\r\nIntermediate\r\nPrerequisite: Basic Beginner Obedience\r\n\r\nWorking with distractions - sit/stay, down/stay, and come, longer attention to name, healing on leash, tricks, and more! The class also prepares you and your dog to pass the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen Test . The SSPCA will be offering Canine Good Citizen Test tests on a regular basis starting in June.\r\nClass Duration: One night a week for six continuous weeks, and is an hour in length. \r\nFee: $60.00 for the entire 6-week session if you completed the Basic Beginner Obedience course at the Sacramento SPCA, or $70.00 if you completed Basic Beginner Obedience elsewhere. $45.00 for seniors age 60 and older.\r\n\r\nCanine Good Citizen Exam\r\nThis certification and exam is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and the community. When your dog passes, you will receive a certificate suitable for framing and displaying. This is a program that can help us assure that the dogs we love will always be welcome in the community. It is also the first step in qualifying your dog to become a pet therapy dog. This ten part exam convers such topics as accepting a friendly stranger, sit and down on command, walking through a crowd, reaction to another dog, and many others. Fee: $15.00\r\nTo Register:Download, fill out, and mail or fax the registration form (271 Kb, Adobe PDF). For more information, you can email the training department. \r\n\r\nPrivate Consultation\r\nDo you have a dog with a behavior issue? Need immediate help with your new puppy? Is your dog timid or aggressive toward people or other dogs? With a private consultation you and your dog will receive one-on-one attention to address your dog's behavior issue(s) and any training that may be applicable to your particular situation. Consultations are by appointment only. To schedule, please call Valentina Mair at (916) 383-7387, ext. 9148 or write [email protected] Rates are $30/half hour or $50/hour. \r\n\r\nIf you've scheduled a consultation, please print and fill out our Private Consultation Form before you come.\r\n


    Great Class


    Getting classes before it's full!

  • 7. Paws for Health!

    by: pepperandsale

    \nHelp those who need you the most...\nPaws for Health Fund\n\nEvery animal deserves a champion. The Sacramento SPCA is looking for some very special humans to help us save the lives of some special needs animals who come into our shelter. Many are sick and require veterinary attention and rehabilitation that may not be possible unless a special friend like you steps up to support their care until they are well and their perfect home is found.\n\nIt could be the dog we found outside tied to a tree suffering from demodex, a serious but curable skin disease, or the cat with a badly broken leg found laying next to the road.\n\nHelp transform the lives of our neediest animals by donating today to our Paws for Health Fund. The Paws for Health Fund helps pay for special, urgently needed veterinary costs for animals taken in by the SPCA. Your tax deductible donation, which you can specify for dogs, cats or other small animals, will go first to those animals who are most in need of critical care.


    The SSPCA treats special cases.


    The SSPCA needs your help and donations to make this possible!

  • 8. Your Talkative Cat!

    by: saranini

    \nYour Talkative Cat\n\nCat Behavior >> Your Talkative Cat\n\nVocalizing is one way for your cat to communicate with you and with other animals. Some cats "talk" more than others, but most cats do make noise some of the time. We're all familiar with the meaning of hissing and growling, but there are also many other sounds that your cat is capable of, and a variety of reasons for vocalizing. If your cat is hissing or growling, please see our handout: "Understanding Cat Aggression Towards People."\nMedical Reasons\n\nIf your cat's behavior changes suddenly, the first thing you should do is take her to your veterinarian for a thorough health examination. Cats often hide symptoms of illness until they're seriously ill. Any change in behavior may be an early indication of a medical problem. A new vocalizing behavior, in particular, may indicate physical discomfort stemming from an urgent need for medical attention.\nBreed Tendency\n\nOriental breeds, such as the Siamese, are known to be very vocal. If your cat has a pointed face and a long, lean body, chances are she has some oriental heritage, so "talking" may be a part of her character. Avoid giving her any attention when she is vocal because this will only encourage the vocal behavior. Instead, give her attention when she is quiet.\nAttention-Seeking Behavior\n\nSome cats "talk" because they know they'll get a reaction. People may talk back, feed her, yell at her, pick her up and lock her in another room, or pick her up and soothe her. All of these responses will encourage an attention-seeking cat. To discourage this behavior, simply ignore your cat when she does this, and when she is quiet, pour on the love, feed her or give her some treats. This will teach your cat which behaviors you would like her to continue.\nYour Cat Wants To Go Outside\n\nIf your cat was previously an outdoor cat and you plan to keep her inside, then good for you! Following are some suggestions to help make the transition easier on both of you.\n\n * Spay or Neuter: Spaying or neutering will rid your cat of those hormonal urges to go out and seek a mate. This will result in a calmer, friendlier cat.\n * Play Schedule: Schedule play times during the times your cat would normally be outside. This will distract her from her normal routine and establish another, safer routine.\n * Window Seat: Be sure your cat has a view of the outdoors and a sunny place to lie. Cats like to watch birds, so putting a bird feeder outside this window is likely to make it a favorite spot for your cat.\n * Scavenger Hunt: Give your cat a game to play by hiding bits of dry food around the house. Hide the food in paper bags, boxes and behind open doors. This will give her exercise and keep her busy so she doesn't think of going outside. This is especially good to do right before the family leaves the house for the day.\n * Attention: Try to give your cat extra love and attention during this difficult transition.\n * Aversives: If your cat still won't give up meowing by the door, try an aversive. Leave strong citrus scents by the door or hide behind a wall and shake a pop can filled with coins to interrupt the behavior. When she is quiet, walk out and give her a food treat and encourage her to play or cuddle.\n\nGrief\n\nSometimes after the death or departure of a person or animal in your cat's life, she will vocalize to express her grief. This can be a normal part of the grieving process. The best thing you can do for her is keep her schedule the same (or as close as possible) and spend some extra cuddle and playtime with her. With time, this problem should take care of itself.\nTransition\n\nIf your cat is new to your home or has just gone through a change (move, new person/animal in the household, person moved out)and has just started her talkative behavior, be patient. This may be happening due to the transition and will stop on its own if the behavior is not encouraged. Remember, even scolding can be perceived by your cat as attention, and thus encourage the behavior.\n\nCopyright Denver Dumb Friends League and Humane Society of the United States. All rights reserved. Used with permission.\n\n


    Learn more about your kitty.


    Sometimes your cats need more attention then you're willing to give.

  • 9. Spay and Neuter Clinic

    by: ajavagrl1109

    The Sacramento SPCA has an AWESOME Spay and Neuter Program. Their services are very affordable. For example to neuter a male dog under thirty pounds it's around 30 dollars. And for female cats = $35 and male cats = $20!! You drop off your pet the morning of the surgery and pick him/her up that same day.


    Affordable Spay and Neuter Fees



  • 10. Low Cost Vaccines!

    by: mainjme

    Offers low cost vaccines during regular open hours! Tuesday through Sunday 11 am to 6pm.\r\n\r\nDHPP $10\r\nFVRCP $10\r\nRABIES $6\r\n\r\nAlso offers microchips for $20 with FREE REGISTRATION!\r\n\r\nLOW COST ALTERING! PRICES VARY DEPENDING ON WEIGHT OF ANIMAL FOR DOGS. FEMALE CATS $35 MALES CATS $20\r\n\r\nWWW.SSPCA.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION\r\n\r\n


    Great Prices


    Sometimes can be a little wait in line