To provide compassionate care to as many cats and dogs as we can, the San Francisco SPCA has created several innovative programs to make veterinary care affordable to all eligible guardians. These programs translate into millions of dollars of subsidized veterinary care annually.

 

To qualify for financial assistance, you must:

  • Provide proof of San Francisco residency
  • Demonstrate financial need and provide proof of income
  • Pet in care must be spay/neutered 
  • Have applied for and exhausted CareCredit
 
If you cannot meet the above requirements, the SF SPCA will not be able to provide financial assistance. For a list of other financial assistance programs, download "Financial Assistance Referrals".  For more information, contact us at 415.554.3030.

CareCredit

All clients seeking financial assistance are required to apply for CareCredit, a credit card provided by Synchrony Bank, which offers financing options at some healthcare and veterinary facilities. Please visit the CareCredit website to learn more.
 
Only if a pet guardian does not have access to any credit can the SF SPCA provide direct financing through payment arrangements for urgent veterinary care. If you are in need of financial assistance, please apply for CareCredit online or over the phone before you come in. To apply for CareCredit in our office, bring the following:
  • A valid government issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, passport or military ID)
  • A second form of ID (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover debit or credit card). Other secondary forms of ID will not be accepted.
 
If approved, you will be required to use your CareCredit card to pay for your pet's treatment if you have no other way to pay in full.
  • CareCredit can be used to pay for any products or services at our hospital.
  • CareCredit is often the best option for expensive treatments, including dental work, as we offer several extended financing plans through CareCredit.
If you are a current CareCredit account holder and would like to pay an account balance with either of our hospitals online using your CareCredit card, click below:
Please note, financing promotions offered online may differ from what is available in person.

Spay-Neuter Free and Sliding Scale

Please call our Client Service Representatives at 415.554.3030 to discuss your eligibility for financial assistance. Read more about our spay-neuter services, fees, and discounts on our Spay-Neuter Clinic page.

New Adopter Assistance

The SF SPCA provides a free first wellness exam for new adopters who adopt from either of the SF SPCA Adoption Centers in the Mission or Pacific Heights or one of our Bay Area rescue partners. Find out more about new adopter assistance on the Adoption Process page.