Lake Merritt Dog Park (a.k.a. Lakeview Dog Play Area)

Lake Merritt Dog Park (a.k.a. Lakeview Dog Play Area) This was the PROPOSED dog play area for Lake Merritt. We're keeping the page active for outreach on dog parks in Oakland and dog ownership. We, the dog owners and lovers of Oakland, support all varieties of dog parks, big and small, and we know that with the ban on dogs in most Oakland parks, every off-leash area is extremely important.

The Lakeview Dog Play Area needs your support. Send an email in the next 24 hours to convince the city that dog owners deserve space in this neighborhood. We’ve made it extremely simple to send a note of support with our form letter: You can use it as-is, or use our talking point to write your own letter. Talking Points: Dog play area provides social space for people with dogs. Dog play area approved in Lake Merritt Master Plan and by the Parks Commission (2006 and 2010). Proposed plan gives us a legal space to go with our dogs. This busy neighborhood needs this amenity so we don’t have to drive to Alameda and Berkeley every day. The multi-use park has room for dogs, kids, soccer and more. *Want to help spread the word? Download a flyer or petition from our Google Docs folder!

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Still missing.  Sightings near the lake.

Still missing. Sightings near the lake.

Please spread the word! Caesar was spotted today (Wednesday, July 22nd) by Children's Fairyland. This is the second sighting of him in the same area. If seen please do not call his name. Instead, please contact us. We live close by. Thank you.

June 22nd Update: Spotted in Temescal between 40th and 42nd near Shafter Avenue / Webster Street.

Caesar was seen being walked by an older, dark skinned man in the area. He is very skittish, neutered and mirco-chipped. Cash Reward available.

Description: Cairn terrier mix, dirty blonde fur, 20lbs, and is wearing a light blue collar.

For more info or to contact Caesar's owner, click here:

***Re-Post - STILL MISSING AS OF Jul 16, 2020***

"Please do not chase or call out his name! He was last seen in Adams Point and Temescal a week prior. Many callers saw he may have been captured by a White or Hispanic male. Please call us if you see Caesar being walked by someone else. Thanks!"

***Re-Post - STILL MISSING AS OF Aug 26, 2020***

KTVU Fox 2

KTVU Fox 2

Rescuers saved the pregnant pup, but she soon gave birth prematurely and lost her entire litter. The momma dog became frantic and depressed, so Sunshine Dog Rescue paired her with three orphaned kittens -- and she immediately bonded with them as if they were her own babies 😍 STORY:

Senior dog needs a home.
Cyril : Berkeley Humane

Senior dog needs a home.

I’m a sweet older gentlemen that will be a great little buddy to the right person! I’m pretty itty bitty, so I tend to become overwhelmed in new places. If you are patient and give me time to get to know your routine and home , I will show you how lovable and snuggly I can be! I would do best in...

East Bay SPCA

East Bay SPCA

Our team is getting ready for tomorrow's Pet Food Pantry! We will be giving out free pet food tomorrow (Friday 7/31) at 410 Hegenberger Road in Oakland from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, or until supplies last. Our Pet Food Pantry now occurs every other week. Find out more at

Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, and staff for making this program possible! If you would like to contribute to the pantry, pet food can be ordered through our Amazon Wishlist and it will be shipped directly to our shelter.

Oakland Animal Services

Oakland Animal Services

With the Independence Day Holiday this weekend, there will be lots of fireworks continuing. We know it's stressful for both humans and pets - here are some tips to keep your pets as safe as possible. There are also some great recommendations from the Veterinary Information Network in the attached graphic

- Isolate pets indoors at home; they will be happier and not tempted to try to get away during loud sounds.
- If your dog is crate trained, put her in a crate covered with a blanket to make her feel more secure.
- Create a peaceful environment in your home, play soothing music and lower the blinds to block outside sights and sounds. If your pet seems anxious, spend time with her soothing him with a calm voice.
- Even if your pet is indoors with you, double-check yard gates and doors to make sure that pets cannot escape.
- Make certain pets are wearing identification, including the name and current telephone number of the owner. Confirm that your pet’s microchip registration information is registered or updated.

-Aislar las mascotas adentro en casa. Serán más feliz y no tendrán la tentación de escaparse mientras que hay sonidos fuertes.

-Si tu perro está entrenado a estar en caja, ponlo en una caja cubierta para ayudarlo a sentirse más seguro.

-Crear un ambiente pacífico en tu casa. Tocar música calmante y bajar las persianas para bloquear las vistas y los sonidos de afuera. Si aparece que tu mascota tiene la ansiedad, pasar tiempo con ella y calmarla con una voz tranquila.

-Aun si tu mascota está adentro contigo, asegúrate que las puertas de patio sean bien cerradas para evitar que las mascotas se escapen.

-Asegúrate que las mascotas llevan identificación, incluyendo tu nombre y número de teléfono. Confirmar que la información de microchip de tu mascota está registrado y/o actualizado.

Oakland, CA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Oakland, CA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Please spread the word! Caesar is STILL MISSING as of Jun 13, 2020, last seen in Oakland, CA 94610 near Lake Merritt

Update: Caesar is still missing but we got 3 leads. Someone may have seen him at Oak Glen Park near Frisbie and Richmond Streets in Oakland. Another person also said they saw him at the corner of Haddon Road and Athol in the Cleveland Heights area. Lastly, someone said they saw a very scared dog that looked like Caesar leased and being walked by an African American man, also in the Cleveland Heights area. Thank you everyone for your help!

Description: Cairn terrier mix, dirty blonde fur, 20lbs, and is wearing a light blue collar.

For more info or to contact Caesar's owner, click here:

Oakland Animal Services

Oakland Animal Services

Update May 30:

Oakland’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Development, Department of Public Works, and Oakland Animal Services have collaborated on the decision to temporarily close the Morcom Rose Garden. The City is aware of and is taking seriously several incidents of attacks by a male turkey in the park and considers this a public safety concern.

Wildlife is regulated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). CDFW has denied the City’s request to relocate the turkey, indicating that is not a solution, nor allowed by State law. The City has reported to CDFW the incidents of attacks on humans.

Currently, the City has been instructed by CDFW to keep the park closed, to prevent feeding of wildlife, and to attempt to train the turkey to keep distance from humans. We have been advised this will only work if all feeding of the turkeys and other wildlife stops completely.

It is hoped that visitors can return to the Rose Garden soon. The City will continue to abide by California State law and will follow CDFW instructions regarding when the park may reopen.

Learn more about the dangers and consequences of feeding wildlife:

Posted May 23:

Oakland’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Development has temporarily closed the Morcom Rose Garden to provide some time and space to work to prevent human – wildlife conflicts. We understand there is a family of turkeys in the park and the male has become aggressive toward humans. We also understand that some humans have been feeding the birds regularly in the park.

Out of concern for the public safety and the turkeys’ well-being, Oakland Animal Services, working closely with the Parks Department, has contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for guidance and support.

Following the State’s Keep Me Wild campaign (, the City is asking people to please stay out of the park, to respect the prohibition against walking dogs in the park, and to never feed wildlife of any type. In the meanwhile, Oakland Animal Services will work with the Department of Fish and Wildlife on opportunities to help retrain the turkeys and will work to educate our residents.

As has been seen across the globe, the retreat of humans as they shelter in place has led to an increase in the visibility of wildlife in urban areas. The City of Oakland respects the rights of wild animals to inhabit their natural homes and encourages all Oaklanders to support the right of our wild residents to remain wild.

Rocket Dog Rescue

Rocket Dog Rescue

Our Virtual Adoption Events start every Saturday at Noon

🧐 So, how does a Virtual Adoption work? It's easy!

1) First, watch this week's virtual adoption video to meet our wonderful dogs. 🤓

2) Then, If you feel a connection with a pooch, fill out an application on our website for them 😊

3) We’ll set up a virtual Meet and Greet so you can learn all about the dog 😍

4) When it’s a match, we will follow health and safety guidelines to let you meet the dog in person and adopt ! 🎉
and- then 🤩ta-da🥳 you have a sweet lil animal chilling out by your side making your whole life a lot better.

#RocketDogRescue #VirtualAdoptions

ABC7 News

ABC7 News

Hospital worker sings ‘Lean on Me’ and his husky adorably joins in howling. Who else is leaning on their dog right now!?

All Dogs Unleashed

All Dogs Unleashed

Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation

Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation

To Our Oakland Parks Community: We hope that you continue to use Oakland's beautiful parks during these unusual and anxious times. Let's all just please do so wisely! Read our message from our Executive Director Ken Lupoff sharing park usage tips while social distancing.

KTVU Fox 2
KTVU Fox 2

KTVU Fox 2

ADOPT: "What we are preparing for is the likelihood that people who lost their jobs can no longer care for their animals. Sadly, we know people are going to become incapacitated and possibly die. So those are animals who are going to need new homes."

Oakland Animal Services

Oakland Animal Services

There are some incredible artists among the amazing volunteers who make the day-to-day operations of OAS possible. And there are many more who, let's face it, should probably keep their day jobs. This erratic team has joined forces for a fabulous new fundraiser for FOAS. For a donation of just $25, you'll get an original portrait of your pet by a possibly-talented OAS volunteer. So set your bar nice and low, and support FOAS with a gift of $25 or more today! There is no limit to the number you can purchase!

Get Your, ah, Unique Pet Portrait
1. Make an online gift of $25 (or more) to FOAS at Your gift must be made between Tuesday, March 10 and Monday, March 16, 2020.
2. Forward your donation receipt to [email protected], along with a photo of your pet (one photo per donation).
3. By March 31, you will receive your one-of-a-kind pet portrait--and prepare to tell your friends that they just don't understand modern art. Art will be delivered electronically; for a gift of $50 or more, we'll mail you a hard copy of your pet portrait (please provide your mailing address).

Our marginally-talented OAS artists are standing by! Make your gift to FOAS today! (Shout out to Wisconsin Humane Society and BARCS Animal Shelter for this amazing fundraiser idea that we shamelessly stole)

Oakland, CA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

Oakland, CA - Lost Dogs, Cats & Pets

***UPDATE*** REUNITED!! Grayson is home safe & sound after 29 days, 5 hours :)

"Thanks to all who kept an eye out for Grayson after he was taken from our car at the El Cerrito Safeway. He was found the next day about five blocks away."
-Grayson's Owner
Please spread the word! Grayson was LOST on February 22, 2020 in El Cerrito, CA 94530 near Near San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA

Message from Owner: STOLEN DOG!!! Our precious family dog was stolen out of our car in the Safeway parking lot near Del Norte Bart. Grayson is and older dog with some sight problems. He is deeply deeply loved. Please keep an eye out for him. This happened at about 5:45pm on February 22nd. Please share this and post and reach out if you see him. I’m am with a painfully broken hearted kiddo right now. Please help us find our wonderful Grayson. PLEASE SHARE.

Description: Poodle cross; grey curley hair

For more info or to contact Grayson's owner, click here:

Lost or found a pet? Report it to PawBoost here:

KTVU Fox 2

Yay Rocket Dog!

GREAT MOM: This stray and pregnant dog was found wandering the streets of Oakland. Residents were worried she was going to get hit by a car. That's when volunteers with a rescue group jumped in to help, and ended up getting the dog safely to shelter. Much to their delight, "Waltzing Matilda," gave birth to seven puppies on Valentine’s Day.

Video: Rocket Dog Rescue

Debra Messing

Happy Friday!

Me trying to keep up with the cool kids.

KTVU Fox 2
KTVU Fox 2

KTVU Fox 2

SALON DOG NAPPING: A couple is offering a reward for information that will lead to Hachi's whereabouts. They think a man lured the French bulldog with a mango in their salon after asking for a haircut. He left, but returned with the fruit and within minutes the dog was gone. Surveillance video captured the theft.


MacArthur Blvd & Lakeshore Ave
Oakland, CA


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Accepting new doggie clients for walks and training walks in Oakland and Alameda! Please spread the word. I am practicing social distancing and wearing a face mask for meet and greets wearing and all walks.
THIS WEEKEND - Come out and support Oakland Animal Services at Luka's Taproom & Lounge. 15% of all sales FRIDAY 8/30 & SATURDAY 8/31 will be donated to support our furry friends as they try to find forever homes. So, come out for lunch, dinner or dancing. You'll be supporting OAS. Dog Adoption event on Saturday 8/31 outside Luka's from 4-5PM. Serving as Luka's Damas for Luka's Quinceañera Celebration, they will be dressed in handmade tutus for the ceremony.
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD. Fundraiser for Oakland Animal Services at Luka’s. 15% of all sales FRIDAY 8/30 & SATURDAY 8/31 will be donated to support our furry friends as they try to find forever homes. So, come out for lunch, dinner or dancing. You'll be supporting OAS. Dog Adoption event on Saturday 8/31 outside Luka's from 4-5PM. Serving as Luka's Damas for our Quinceañera ceremony, they will be dressed and photographed in handmade tutus for the festivities. Photo included with adoption. #Lukas15 #LukasOakland #Oakland #OAS #AdoptOakland #HappyTails #AdoptDontShop #ShelterDog #Adopt #PittieLove #AdoptLove #LaborDayWeekend
Hello Everyone and Happy Holidays! Just a little post to say that I am accepting new clients if you or anyone you know has a doggo in Oakland in need of some socialization, walks or other pet care!
Hello, My name is Angelina and I work with Wag. I am able to offer a code that will give any first time user $50 credit towards dog walks, pet sitting, and boarding. The code is ANGELINA55175 just add it into the payments section before you book your first walk. What is wag app? It is a dog walking app that allows you to view profile of walkers and so much more. Visit for instructions and more information about the app. CODE: ANGELINA55175
Admin please remove if not allowed. Bay Area fosters needed! Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc. We provide everything food, toys, beds, leash, harness, medical and all other necessities, you provide a temporary home and love. Read about fostering at: Thank you.
Looking for regular walks for your pup? Planning a vacation in the near future and need someone to stay with your fur babies while you are away? I am an Oakland-based, experienced, insured walker and sitter with many local references. I do mostly single household walks, so your dog gets undivided attention. I am currently taking on new clients for regular walks in the early to late afternoon on the weekdays and always taking new occasional clients for overnights when the humans are in need of some peace of mind while they take off for their next adventure. I have experience with Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits. Need something particular? Talk to me. I am happy to work with you to meet your needs. PM me here, email me at [email protected] or call\text 510.298.7541 for more information. I can provide a free meet and greet at your home to see if my services are a fit for you and your furry family.
Hey guys. I found a puppy. His leg is messed up. [I am thinking he was hit by a car and knocked his leg out its socket]. I wanna take him to get it checked out. I made a gofund me. The link is in my bio. And also below. Vet visits this week. Anything helps and is appreciated. Thanks! . . #lostdog #founddog #sweetboy #dogsofig #dogs #dog #oaklanddogs #dogsofoakland #oas #oakland #puppy #terrier #gofundme #vetbills #dislocated #baby #cute #baby #help #vet
Do you need a holiday dog-walker, cat visiter, or other pet care drop-in services so you can enjoy your celebration without worrying about your furry loved ones? Enjoy family and friends this season! I am experienced, insured, come with multiple local recommendations and will love your animals just like they are mine!
STOLEN TERRIER A neighbor's dog was stolen out of her car Monday between 6-7pm. The car was parked in a pay parking lot near the Grand Lake Theater. She is devastated. He is a sweet 2 yr old Australian Terrier, black and brown, answers to Zephyr. Last seen with collar, tags and leash. $2,000 Reward for his return, no questions asked. Please contact [email protected] if you have any info or have seen him.
Dog laws changes are being considered for Regional Parks. Public meeting to start the process Monday May 22, 7-9 pm East Bay Regional Parks HQ 2950 Peralta Oaks Court off 106 Ave Contact ODOG for details.