SVACA is a runner-up in the Best Municipal Shelter category in Bay Woof's Annual Beast of the Bay Awards. Bay Woof is a monthly newspaper for dogs and their people. Their mission is "...to be the voice of the local dog community and an essential resource for people who love their pets – the wonderfully dense and diverse population of the San Francisco Bay Area." "We're humbled and honored to be held in such high regards by Bay Woof's readers," said SVACA's Shelter Manager, Michael Limper. He added, "It means a lot to us to be recognized by animal lovers who truly care about the Bay Area's animals."