Oakland Animal Services

Oakland Animal Services Oakland Animal Services is Oakland's only open door shelter. Learn more and see adoptable pets at oaklandanimalservices.org. We are located less than 1/2 mile from the Fruitvale BART station.
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Oakland Animal Services (OAS) is the City's open door shelter. The agency provides animal control services as well as animal adoptions, redemptions, surrenders, licensing, etc. OAS handles around 6,000 stray, surrendered, abused, and neglected animals per year. Friends of OAS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting the agency by raising funds to provide medical care, lab work, enrichment and beds for the shelter's animals. Friends of OAS also funds the volunteer program, facility improvements, animal transports, and staff training.

Would you look at this long-legged cutie with the great smile! Swoon! We're falling in love with one-year old hound mix ...
02/24/2020

Would you look at this long-legged cutie with the great smile! Swoon! We're falling in love with one-year old hound mix Jasper and we're pretty sure that you will, too. He's a playful guy who enjoys playing with humans and with other dogs. Jasper is a smart boy who is treat motivated, so we think he'll do great with rewards-based training as he grows up.

Meet Jasper at Oakland Animal Services today!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=42321

Our annual limited edition t-shirt (and super cool sweatshirt, and tank top...) sale starts NOW! Celebrate World Spay Da...
02/24/2020

Our annual limited edition t-shirt (and super cool sweatshirt, and tank top...) sale starts NOW!

Celebrate World Spay Day (February 25) all week by purchasing your very own vintage-inspired "Adopt Oakland" design--$8 from every purchase will go directly to support Friends of Oakland Animal Services and our PetFix spay/neuter program, Oakland's only 100% free spay/neuter program for pet owners in need.

You've only got one week to get your shirt at www.float.org/FOAS. Don't miss the chance to show the world how groovy it is to Adopt Oakland!

SNEAK PREVIEW: Our groovy new limited edition "Adopt Oakland" t-shirt will be available for one week only, starting tomo...
02/24/2020

SNEAK PREVIEW: Our groovy new limited edition "Adopt Oakland" t-shirt will be available for one week only, starting tomorrow at 8am PST! There will be lots of vintage-inspired colors and styles to choose from, and $8 from the sale of every shirt will go directly to Friends of Oakland Animal Services.

Check back tomorrow morning--we'll post the link when the sale goes live!

Edit: ADOPTEDSpring Training is in full swing, and baseball makes us think of summer, which makes us think of delicious ...
02/21/2020

Edit: ADOPTED

Spring Training is in full swing, and baseball makes us think of summer, which makes us think of delicious ballpark treats, like a Chili Dog! Check out newly available Chili Dog, a super handsome young husky.

Chili Dog is about a year old and weighs in at 57 pounds. He's a sensitive boy who's still building his confidence in the world. He has done well with other dogs and may benefit from a confident canine pal to show him the ropes in his new home.

Meet Chili Dog at Oakland Animal Services!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=41982

Edit:  ADOPTEDSigh. It's hard WORK being this beautiful. I'm Dora, and I must rest so that I'm ready to meet my adoring ...
02/21/2020

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Sigh. It's hard WORK being this beautiful. I'm Dora, and I must rest so that I'm ready to meet my adoring public when Oakland Animal Services opens later today. The humans say the hours on Friday are 3 to 6 p.m. I'm a cat, what do I know from time, other than feeding time, grooming time, sunbathing time, toy chasing time, and nap time?

Meet me, Dora, at Oakland Animal Services today!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=42244

Edit:  ADOPTED Beautiful brindle boy Chewy is in the market for a new forever home. This handsome guy is 61 pounds alrea...
02/20/2020

Edit: ADOPTED

Beautiful brindle boy Chewy is in the market for a new forever home. This handsome guy is 61 pounds already at just under a year, so we expect him to put on a bit more weight before he gets to his full adult size.

As a young guy, Chewy can get very excited about the world - and that means new people, new dogs, and new situations get him amped up and he sometimes forgets his manners. We think Chewy would do great with focused, rewards-based training to help him grown into the best dog he can be.

Meet Chewy at Oakland Animal Services today!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=42076

Scruffmuffin alert! Check out Cider - this newly-available terrier mix is sweet and social (with humans and other dogs) ...
02/19/2020

Scruffmuffin alert! Check out Cider - this newly-available terrier mix is sweet and social (with humans and other dogs) and at 16 lbs is the perfect pint sized activity buddy! Cider is about a year old and could benefit from lots of exercise and rewards-based training.

Meet your new hiking buddy, Cider, when we open again on Thursday.

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=42233

Trooper says "Blep" for #TongueOutTuesday! This lovable lunk is about 4 years old and weighs in at 81 lbs. He's mellow a...
02/18/2020

Trooper says "Blep" for #TongueOutTuesday! This lovable lunk is about 4 years old and weighs in at 81 lbs. He's mellow and is happy to hang out with you or hang out on his own - whatever you need, Trooper's ready to go along with it!

Meet Trooper at Oakland Animal Services today!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=42070

Introducing Panda! This floofy youngster is about 8 months old - still a teenager in cat years! She can be a little tent...
02/18/2020

Introducing Panda! This floofy youngster is about 8 months old - still a teenager in cat years! She can be a little tentative at first, but once she decides you're okay, Panda is a purr-monster who loves attention and affection.

Meet Panda at Oakland Animal Services today!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=42041

We sent lots of animals home this weekend, including Trevor, Toby, Hazel, and Ophelia. We're closed today but check out ...
02/17/2020

We sent lots of animals home this weekend, including Trevor, Toby, Hazel, and Ophelia. We're closed today but check out our available animals online and stop on by when we reopen on Tuesday to make your own happy ending!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/adopt/

Happy Bunday, Oakland! Looking for a lap bun? Check out Hervey in action, enjoying a volunteer's lap. Beautiful Hervey i...
02/16/2020

Happy Bunday, Oakland! Looking for a lap bun? Check out Hervey in action, enjoying a volunteer's lap. Beautiful Hervey is a bit shy at first, but can be very affectionate once she warms up to you.

Meet Hervey at Oakland Animal Services - we're open from 1 to 5 p.m. on this Bunday afternoon.

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=40294

Oakland Animal Services will be closed to the public on Monday, February 17, for the President's Day Holiday. We will re...
02/16/2020

Oakland Animal Services will be closed to the public on Monday, February 17, for the President's Day Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 18 from 3 to 6 p.m.

We love Shylah's regal countenance and gentle demeanor - we think you'll fall in love with her, too!  This lovely greyho...
02/15/2020

We love Shylah's regal countenance and gentle demeanor - we think you'll fall in love with her, too! This lovely greyhound/shepherd mix is about 18 months old and still building her confidence in the world and with other dogs. We're recommending an adults-only home with experienced guardians for this gorgeous pup. Shylah weighs in at about 47 lbs. She's very treat motivated and eager to engage, so we think she'll do great with focused, rewards-based training.

Meet Shylah at Oakland Animal Services!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=41628

Turtle is hungry for your love on this Valentine's Day!
02/14/2020

Turtle is hungry for your love on this Valentine's Day!

02/14/2020
Carmen's recovery!

Remember Carmen? We recently asked you to contribute to her surgical fund. We wanted to share an update about how great her recovery is going in her foster home - check out how well she's moving already with her fixed-up pelvis! We're still taking donations for Carmen's surgical fund if you're able to donate, see the link below.

Carmen will need a few more weeks of recovery in her foster home before she's available to adopt. Keep an eye all our available dogs on our site!

https://tinyurl.com/carmensurgery

We'll swipe right on your ride! Friends of Oakland Animal Services sees the potential in every car, truck, RV, or other ...
02/14/2020

We'll swipe right on your ride! Friends of Oakland Animal Services sees the potential in every car, truck, RV, or other ride. As long as it has a clear title, is in one piece, and is tow truck accessible--we'll love it, accept it, and pick it up for free. Call 855-500_RIDE or donate at https://foas.careasy.org/home.html.

A couple weekend HappyTails: Sedona's fosters came by and made the adoption official (and visited our kissing booth, too...
02/10/2020

A couple weekend HappyTails: Sedona's fosters came by and made the adoption official (and visited our kissing booth, too!) and sweet London has already established himself as a lap cat. Congrats to both new families!

New cutie alert! Introducing Mr. Wigglebottom!  This one-year old guy barely stopped moving long enough for us to captur...
02/10/2020

New cutie alert! Introducing Mr. Wigglebottom! This one-year old guy barely stopped moving long enough for us to capture his glamour shot. This adorable youngster is quickly becoming a volunteer favorite for his boundless energy and enthusiasm for the world around him. He's still building his confidence and will benefit from a loving home with good structure and rewards-based training. Could that be with you?

Mr. Wigglebottom is about 59 lbs and did well with other dogs in his shelter evaluation. Meet him at Oakland Animal Services today!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=42118

Free spay/neuter event for community (feral) cats!Our friends at Island Cat Resources and Adoption [ICRA] and Feral Chan...
02/10/2020

Free spay/neuter event for community (feral) cats!

Our friends at Island Cat Resources and Adoption [ICRA] and Feral Change are hosting a few spay/neuter event especially for cats who are being trap-neuter-returned in Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro. The event is on Sunday, February 23 in Oakland.

Get the details and make your FREE appointment at https://icraeastbay.org/freefix/

Ready to get a photo of your favorite canine valentine? Today's the day - stop by Oakland Animal Services for our kissin...
02/08/2020

Ready to get a photo of your favorite canine valentine? Today's the day - stop by Oakland Animal Services for our kissing booth photos between 1 and 4 p.m. A $20 donation gets you a printed and digital photo with your favorite pooch.

No reservations required; please stop by with your dog on a leash or in a carrier.

We can't get over how gorgeous bonded pair Swallowtail and Monarch are! Mama Swallowtail and Dad Monarch arrived at the ...
02/07/2020

We can't get over how gorgeous bonded pair Swallowtail and Monarch are! Mama Swallowtail and Dad Monarch arrived at the shelter with their six babies (who've since moved on with one of our adoption partners). Now that these petite parents are all fixed and done with their baby-making days, they're looking for a comfy home together to enjoy the child-free life.

Could it be with you? Stop by to meet this lovely pair at Oakland Animal Services!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=39167

Handsome youngster Nico looks about as confused by the state of the world as the rest of us this week. In Nico's case, i...
02/07/2020

Handsome youngster Nico looks about as confused by the state of the world as the rest of us this week. In Nico's case, it's probably because he's a young guy (9 months) and everything is still new and maybe a little overwhelming. Nico can be shy at first with humans but he's readily building confidence. He's enjoyed the other dogs that he's met. We think with some good, sold, rewards-based training, Nico's going to be an amazing pup!

At 9 months old, Nico's already 82 lbs! With some growing left, he'll likely top out over 100 lbs. If you're ready to bring a big, handsome guy into your pack, stop by to meet Nico at Oakland Animals Services!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=41987

Seriously? You haven't stopped by Oakland Animal Services to meet me, Snuggles, yet?  I'm a lover, not a fighter, so I'm...
02/06/2020

Seriously? You haven't stopped by Oakland Animal Services to meet me, Snuggles, yet? I'm a lover, not a fighter, so I'm not mad ... I'm just disappointed.

The staff and volunteers here at OAS absolutely love me and they can't understand why my new person hasn't stopped by yet - maybe it's YOU!

Meet me, Snuggles, at Oakland Animal Services today!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=41973

Introducing Benga! This super smart Kelpie mix is looking for a new home to keep him active and engaged. We're not sure ...
02/06/2020

Introducing Benga! This super smart Kelpie mix is looking for a new home to keep him active and engaged. We're not sure how anyone can resist that adorable face and those ears, and they come with an amazing mind, too.

Benga's about two years old, weighs in at 57 pounds, and gets along great with all the dogs he meets.

Meet Benga today at Oakland Animal Services!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=41908

Adorable puppy Tramp headed home with his new paw-rents yesterday. Happy Tails, young guy!
02/05/2020

Adorable puppy Tramp headed home with his new paw-rents yesterday. Happy Tails, young guy!

Judy has been in our care for 269 days. That's nearly 3/4 of a year! It's longer than it'll take to get an accurate coun...
02/04/2020

Judy has been in our care for 269 days. That's nearly 3/4 of a year! It's longer than it'll take to get an accurate count of the Iowa caucus results (too soon? 🙃). It's longer than the average length of a Frank Zappa album! Longer than a Martin Scorsese film! In other words, a long time! It's time we got Judy out of the shelter and into her forever home. Could it be with you? Meet this gorgeous fennel-loving bun bun today at Oakland Animal Services!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=36698

Oh, Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love ... are you ready to fall in love with this darling girl who even come...
02/04/2020

Oh, Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love ... are you ready to fall in love with this darling girl who even comes with her own Lumineers theme song?

Ophelia is a shy gal who's been gradually coming out of her shell and is looking forward to continuing to build confidence in her forever home. Could that be with you? Meet Ophelia at Oakland Animal Services!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=41301

Carmen and Melanie need our help! These two young girls are both waiting at OAS right now, in need of surgery. Carmen is...
02/03/2020

Carmen and Melanie need our help! These two young girls are both waiting at OAS right now, in need of surgery.

Carmen is a three-year-old terrier who was found in East Oakland as a stray with a broken pelvis. Melanie is a 6-month-old Italian greyhound mix who was surrendered by her owner due to housing issues; she needs surgery on a broken growth plate in her leg in order to grow properly.

Mickey's Medical Fund was established by Friends of Oakland Animal Services in order to give a chance to animals like Carmen and Melanie. Please support the campaign to fund their surgeries (donations of any amount will help!), and spread the word today!

Donate at: charity.gofundme.com/carmen-and-melanie

EDIT: ADOPTED!!!Have you every wondered what your favourite childhood teddy bear would look like if he had four paws? Pa...
02/03/2020

EDIT: ADOPTED!!!

Have you every wondered what your favourite childhood teddy bear would look like if he had four paws? Paddington seems to have come straight out of the heavens and into our arms. Just like your favourite teddy he is great at giving cuddles. His ears were made for listening to your stories and his eyes simply beam with the purest love of all. He is young, friendly, and likes to play with other well behaved dogs. Being under a year old he is still learning about the world and building self confidence. This means he is wary of dogs with a pushy, assertive play style but being so precious and small, can you blame him?
He would be a great companion for walk, hikes and going on adventures. He will bring sunshine to your home and a smile to your face. Come meet our little terrier, Paddington.
We open at 3!
❤️🐾

#adoptable #adoptdontshop #adoptoakland #adoptlocal #adoptlove #oakland #oaklandandloveit #reallifeteddybear @ Oakland Animal Services

Looking for a great photo with your favorite valentine? Stop by our kissing booth on Saturday, February 8  from 1 to 4 p...
02/03/2020

Looking for a great photo with your favorite valentine? Stop by our kissing booth on Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. to get an adorable photo and support Friends of Oakland Animal Services! Check out our event page for all of the details!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1049941338672900/

Hi, my name is Raider! I heard that there's a big football game today and I'm named after a football team!What? You mean...
02/02/2020

Hi, my name is Raider! I heard that there's a big football game today and I'm named after a football team!

What? You mean MY football team isn't in the big game? :( Well, we can still hang out anyway - Oakland Animal Services, where I live right now, is open during the big game. Stop by to meet me, Raider!

#SuperBowl #SuperBowlSunday #RaiderNation

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=41854

"Put me in, coach!"  Echo heard there was a big ball game today and he wanted to make sure everyone knows that he is rea...
02/02/2020

"Put me in, coach!" Echo heard there was a big ball game today and he wanted to make sure everyone knows that he is ready to go! Need a wide receiver for those long passes? Echo's your guy. Need a linebacker to protect the ball for you? Echo's happy to step in! For all your ball needs, Echo's the teammate that you want!

Ready to have Echo join your team? Meet him at Oakland Animal Services - we're open from 1 to 5 p.m. today - show up early enough and you could have Echo adopted and settled in next to you on your couch, ready for the pregame analysis!

#superbowl #superbowlsunday #goniners

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=34090

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1101 29th Ave
Oakland, CA
94601

Fruitvale BART

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Monday 15:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 15:00 - 18:00
Thursday 15:00 - 18:00
Friday 15:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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(510) 535-5602

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does anyone know this man>? He was beating and punching his female cattle dog at the redwood regional park today in front of everyone women and children imagine what he does to her in private.
Today I had the horror of witnessing a tall white male beating and punching his female grey and black cattle dog to death. Happened at the redwood regional by the playground and the giant stone fountains. He slammed her to the ground held her down with one hand and started beating the living daylights out of her punching her repeatedly with his other fist while she lay in fear screaming and yelping in pain begging him to stop. He finally stopped when I got my phone out. He did this to his dog in front of everyone. Even a mother and child were there. All because he did not have a leash only a rope and he got aggressive when she wanted to walk and greet another dog. Imagine what this man does to this poor dog behind closed doors. When I tried to talk to him he told me to fk off and said that he owns a cannabis business and the he has the right to beat his dog whenever he wants and its perfectly legal.
Missing Tuxedo Cat, his name is Cholo, sweet but skittish. Please keep an eye out for him. He lives in Alameda in the area of Park Avenue and Otis Drive. He has been missing since last Monday the 24th.
Adorable, friendly rescue cat needs a special home! We’re in Oakland but I’ll drive him anywhere in Northern CA. Please share this post in your northern California networks. I found this little guy in a gas station in Red Bluff on my way home from Christmas in Oregon. He was starving, emaciated, dirty, injured and clearly abandoned. But he basically crawled into my lap and asked me to take him home. He's a small fluffy, white and black male cat with the cutest little smudgy black nose you've ever seen and a lot of love to give! We estimate he's about 5 years old. Though he might have been an outdoor cat he's clearly not a feral as he trusts every person he meets. He seems to know what a litter box is. He's a charmer and a bit of a talker! He loves head scratches and curling up next you, and hasn't raised a paw at anyone despite all the baths, manhandling and vet visits. He was found un-neutered but I'll have him neutered before he goes to a new home. But here's why he needs a special home, he's FeLV positive (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feline_leukemia_virus). This means that, though he may not actively be sick from the virus, it's not responsible for him to be housed with other healthy cats or to be allowed outside because he could transmit it to other cats. He needs an indoor home where he's the only cat or all other cats are also FeLV positive. Many FeLV positive cats live long healthy lives as dormant carriers of the virus. I can't keep him for long, he's living in my bedroom in segregation from my two healthy cats. Many shelters would put him down because of his age and FeLV status and rescues are already overwhelmed with healthy cats. He needs your help to find a special home! Can you give this guy a special home? Do you have an FeLV positive cat who needs a friend? Can you share him your networks? I’ve contacted a slew of rescues and sanctuaries and no one can take him at the moment. If he doesn’t find a home or sanctuary I’ll need to surrender him Oakland Animal Services, who can’t refuse him but are definitely not a no-kill shelter :( Help save this loving little guy! Feel free to DM me with questions and leads. Love, Margot
$500 reward for jimmys safe return No questions asked We just want him back He was sold off a white transport van that was stolen in Fremont and recovered in Oakland
My cat Gracie passed. I have a litter box (less than a month old), large bag of litter (opened but mostly full), used toys, treats, litter attractant, food (wet and dry), cat combs, and natural flea spray. Do you take these donations or know of an organization in our area that will take them?
$500 reward for his safe return no questions asked You can contact me day or night
you are in possession of a group of dogs stolen over the past while please we urge you to release these dogs to their owners or agents! These dogs have been through enough stress for your system to be adding undue stress and p[ossiable long term issues with trust! They need to be reunited as soon a s possible! all things should be in order at this time if it is not, its due to the ignorance in your system!
Update: Some of the dogs from the stolen van were sold to unwitting buyers in Oakland before the police could get to them. Fable is one of them and she belongs to my friend. She was being transported to her forever home when the van she was in was stolen. My friend doesn't want anyone to get in trouble and just wants the dog back so she can get to her real home. Can you please share to as many organizations and media outlets as possible? We are trying to do this from Montreal and it's hard when you don't know the area. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3341235739252179&id=114575785251540
Hi there, I'm upgrading our chinchilla to a larger cage and will have his old one (a double level Feisty Ferret) available. Do you accept donations for cages? I'd love to pass it on to somewhere that can use it.
Desperately seeking Darla from Drake Dr in Montclair/Oakland. Please keep an eye out for her. Her family misses her and is devastated!