The Most Adorable (and Adoptable!) Pups in San Francisco
Now that we’re officially Pet + Co, we wanted to support our friends over at the San Francisco SPCA who are still looking for a forever home. From puppies, kitties, dogs, cats and even a few adorable bunnies, we’re giving a sweet shout out to some of the pets that are currently up for adoption. Scroll on to find your new BFF, and then get ready to pick out their quirky accessories and cue up a movie or show for pet lovers.
1. Radar: Radar is a nice pooch that came from the local shelter. He will do well with caring adopters that can provide him daily exercise, some training, chances to mingle with other dogs of like size and lots of affection. Learn more about Radar here.
Age: 1 year, 9 months
Breed: Terrier, Chihuahua, Short Coat
Activity Level: Medium
Personality: Busy Bee
2. Pavlov: Pavlov is a curious pup looking for adopters that can commit to continuing his puppy education and socialization. He’s ready for a home with snuggles, playtime and lots of puppy-love! Learn more about Pavlov here.
Age: 3 months
Weight: 30lbs. 14oz.
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
3. Danielle: This is a girl on the go! She is a bundle of energy and loves to share. Someone give this girl a job! It could be a sport or a task, but Danielle will do just about anything for a treat and some affection. She enjoys running, playing and training, and after all that, doesn’t mind some snuggle time. Learn more about Danielle here.
Age: 2 years, 7 months
Weight: 28lbs. 11oz.
Breed: Australian Cattle Dog / Terrier
Activity Level: High
Adoptable Cats in San Francisco
1. Sister MC: Sister MC is an energetic all-black kitten. She’s outgoing and makes friends easily (since she’s such a sweetheart). If you’re looking for a wonderful girl to have in your life for a long time, than come by and meet Sister MC today. Learn more about Sister MC here.
Age: 6 months
Weight: 4lbs. 6oz.
Personality: Lion Hearted
2. Mina is a sweet girl who loves to cuddle and play with noodle toys. She can be initially shy with new people, but warms up very quickly. Mina would do best in an indoor only home with patient adopters who can give her lots of play time and cuddles. Learn more about Mina here.
Age: 3 years, 9 months
Weight: 6lbs. 10oz.
3. Rusty is an orange and white boy who needs a new forever home. He may take a moment to come out and meet you, but it’s just because he hasn’t completely adjusted to all the strange noises and smells at the shelter. Rusty is looking for an indoors-only home, with adults — and possibly older children — who will respect his space. Learn more about Rusty here.
Age: 11 months
Weight: 6lbs. 10oz.
Adoptable Small Animals
1. Riley: Riley is a beautiful rabbit with fashionable eyeliner and adorable black ears peeking out from his white coat. He likes to approach new friends when he’s ready and once he does, he loves to get gentle pets between his ears and snuggle up after playtime. Learn more about Riley here.
Age: 1 year, 1 month
All of these cats and dogs are looking for new families to love. See all of the available animals at sfspca.org, or come meet them at the two San Francisco SPCA adoption centers in the Fillmore and Mission Districts. Wherever you are, visit your local animal shelter and rescue groups to adopt a pet. Let’s stop the cycle of cruel animal mills who sell to pet shops and online. PS — Don’t forget to check out the SF SPCA’s puppy camandkitten cam!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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