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.

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Double trouble? Or double the fun? We've got lots of bonded pairs available to adopt right now - you can get two cats to...
11/22/2020

Double trouble? Or double the fun? We've got lots of bonded pairs available to adopt right now - you can get two cats to be each other's bestie and keep each other company when you're not around (or awake!).

Check out tabby twins Poppy & Petal (pictured), baby revolutionaries Fred & Hampton, sweet treats Hershey & Oreo, fall flavors Pumpkin & Spice, and adventurers Frankie & Teddy!

You can check out all these pairs (and our solo cats, too) on our website and apply to adopt:

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

Congrats on finding your forever home, Orion!
11/21/2020

Congrats on finding your forever home, Orion!

Congrats to Pumpkin, who found her new family recently!
11/20/2020

Congrats to Pumpkin, who found her new family recently!

Ginger found his new person recently! Happy Tails, Ginger!
11/19/2020

Ginger found his new person recently! Happy Tails, Ginger!

Eddie is a lover of all humans and loves his cuddles - “I want to hold your hand,” by The Beatles is his life motto – as...
11/19/2020

Eddie is a lover of all humans and loves his cuddles - “I want to hold your hand,” by The Beatles is his life motto – as he will always ask for paw holds or place his paw on your lap when he wants love! Ready Eddie is two is and can't wait to learn more!

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=46783

Kayda found her new home recently. Happy Tails, Kayda!
11/18/2020

Kayda found her new home recently. Happy Tails, Kayda!

I am Francisco! I am a fierce jungle cat!(Um, Francisco, we think that might be a house plant, but ... okay, we'll go wi...
11/18/2020

I am Francisco! I am a fierce jungle cat!

(Um, Francisco, we think that might be a house plant, but ... okay, we'll go with it!)

I love to climb tall trees and survey my kingdom!

(Well, uh, should we tell him it's a cat tree in a house? Nah, let him go.)

I am the king of the manor, the biped creatures work for me!

(Yeah, okay, that's probably true.)

To meet me, Francisco, check out my profile here:
https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=46541

Our longtime volunteer Pat took Ziva home as a foster to give her a break from shelter life, but it wasn't long before t...
11/18/2020

Our longtime volunteer Pat took Ziva home as a foster to give her a break from shelter life, but it wasn't long before they were back to make it official! Happy Tails to Ziva as you head to your forever home!

Oh, Zoey ... we know shelter life is a little scary but we're glad that you're brave enough to trust the nice humans who...
11/16/2020

Oh, Zoey ... we know shelter life is a little scary but we're glad that you're brave enough to trust the nice humans who visit you there. Zoey is about six months old - a "tween" in cat years.

To apply to meet this lovely tabby/white gal, check out her profile here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=46627

We love updates on our #OASAlum and it's clear that Ellie is living her best life!  Ellie was known as Dorothy at the sh...
11/13/2020

We love updates on our #OASAlum and it's clear that Ellie is living her best life! Ellie was known as Dorothy at the shelter when she was adopted in April 2019. Here's what her family has to say about her:

"We wanted to give an update, as we feel so lucky to have been matched with her! Ellie is the love of our life, the best pup ever. She was sick when we first got her, but with antibiotics and then probiotics/ sensitive stomach and skin food for a few months, she has been doing great for over a year! Really healthy and active. 😀 She is also great in the car, and her separation anxiety has gotten a lot better - though, we basically bring her everywhere we can anyway. 😉

Ellie loves walks and adventures. We just moved back to the East Coast and took her on a 10-day long road trip and camped every night. She seemed to really enjoy it. We have been working from home for a good amount of time, so Ellie always has company. Pre-COVID, we were taking her to daycare a few times a week for some fun and socialization, and she did really well!

Everyone always comments on how sweet and calm Ellie is. We love Ellie so much. She is such a joy! I can say without hesitation that Ellie is the best part of our family. We love her so much. I am looking at her now as I type this, and my heart is so full. I cannot imagine our life now without her. Thanks again for connecting us - we are so grateful!!"

Joni gave the photographer a little bit of side-eye when she headed out to her new home recently. Congrats to all!
11/13/2020

Joni gave the photographer a little bit of side-eye when she headed out to her new home recently. Congrats to all!

Ready to turn the page to 2021? We've got just the thing!  Our annual calendar features the winners of Happy Tails, Frie...
11/12/2020

Ready to turn the page to 2021? We've got just the thing!

Our annual calendar features the winners of Happy Tails, Friends of Oakland Animal Services’ 6th annual photo competition! These fuzzy (or not so fuzzy) friends represent the highest vote recipients in the dog, cat, and “other” categories.

Friends of Oakland Animal Services [FOAS] is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing homes, health, and happiness for Oakland’s homeless animals. Your calendar purchase directly supports Oakland Animal Services, our city’s only open-door shelter, as well as FOAS’ PetFix community spay/neuter program.

Calendar is 11" x 17" with pages open and has a single hole for pinning to your wall.

https://www.bonanza.com/listings/2021-Happy-Tails-Calendar-Benefits-Friends-of-Oakland-Animal-Services/912603977

Sweet senior Queen heads out to her new home across the bay. Happy Tails, Queen!
11/11/2020

Sweet senior Queen heads out to her new home across the bay. Happy Tails, Queen!

Eight month old retriever mix Lexi is a big old bundle of energy, ready to take on the world! Because she's still workin...
11/11/2020

Eight month old retriever mix Lexi is a big old bundle of energy, ready to take on the world! Because she's still working on her manners with humans and other dogs, we're looking for an adults-only home for her, where she can be the only dog or live with playful and tolerant dogs who can help her learn the ways of dog-hood! Lexi already weighs in at 49 pounds, so as she finishes growing she'll put on a bit more weight.

To learn more and apply to meet Lexi, check out her profile here:

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=46910

After yesterday's Facebook cat takeover, our dogs felt a little left out. Well, never fear, we have over 20 dogs availab...
11/10/2020

After yesterday's Facebook cat takeover, our dogs felt a little left out. Well, never fear, we have over 20 dogs available to adopt right now! Check them all out on our website and apply to meet one of them.

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

Huge thanks to our friends at East Bay SPCA for hosting Community Cat Spay Day on November 8, in partnership with FOAS a...
11/09/2020

Huge thanks to our friends at East Bay SPCA for hosting Community Cat Spay Day on November 8, in partnership with FOAS and OAS! Thanks, too, to Feral Change and Island Cat Resources and Adoption [ICRA], and all of the individual trappers who showed up at the crack of dawn to help get 58 cats there to be spayed or neutered. This community effort is key to reducing shelter intake by getting cat overpopulation under control. Stay tuned for future events at https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/petfix.

Don't feel like dealing with selling that old car or truck? Why not donate it to Friends of Oakland Animal Services? We ...
11/09/2020

Don't feel like dealing with selling that old car or truck? Why not donate it to Friends of Oakland Animal Services? We do all the work, you get all the tax benefits! It's a win-win!

https://foas.careasy.org/home.html

We've reached the end of our Facebook cat takeover, but we saved the best (or at least the goofiest) for last! This six-...
11/09/2020

We've reached the end of our Facebook cat takeover, but we saved the best (or at least the goofiest) for last! This six-month old hunk is Maze, a sweet and playful young guy who loves belly rubs and playing with toys. To apply to meet Maze, check out his profile here.

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=45708

 Hi, Facebook, Momma here. I'm a little shy so I'm not very good at this self-promotion thing, but the humans told me I ...
11/09/2020

Hi, Facebook, Momma here. I'm a little shy so I'm not very good at this self-promotion thing, but the humans told me I had to get in on this Facebook cat takeover, so here I am. I really love treats, and I even let the humans pet me when they give me the good ones. I love being scratched with a back scratcher, and sometimes I'll even let the humans pet me, but that's still a little scary to me sometimes. I'd love to be a part of your home if you're up for giving me time to trust you.

To meet me, Momma, check out my profile here:

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=44492

Meet Katy! This beautiful mama-cat is all done raising her kittens and ready for a new home of her own to live out her p...
11/09/2020

Meet Katy! This beautiful mama-cat is all done raising her kittens and ready for a new home of her own to live out her post-motherhood retirement. Katy's still a young kitty herself, ready for a quiet home without young children around.

To apply to meet Katy, check out her profile here: https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=45747

Young hauspanthress Lila isn't quite sure about this "taking over" Facebook thing. She's a lover, not a fighter. Lila ca...
11/09/2020

Young hauspanthress Lila isn't quite sure about this "taking over" Facebook thing. She's a lover, not a fighter. Lila can be shy at first, and is looking for a quiet home without young kids, a place where she can blossom at her own pace.

To meet Lila, check out her profile here:

https://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/animal-profile/?id=45639

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1101 29th Ave
Oakland, CA
94601

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Oakland Animal Services Social Media Policy Thank you for joining the Oakland Animal Services Facebook® page. We encourage participation and hope you will share your opinions on our issues. By taking part in discussions on our page, you are agreeing to the policy outlined below. We reserve the right to delete posts containing the following: - Profane or offensive language; - Inappropriate, irrelevant information or misinformation; - Bullying and personal attacks; - Promoting violence or illegal activities; - Supporting individuals or organizations which promote animal cruelty; or - Spam or commercial sales. While we strongly encourage open discussion and amiable debating on relevant topics, abusive language, bullying or chronic harassment of OAS supporters is not accepted. If you violate our policy, you may be removed from our page. Thank you for your support—together we can continue to provide health, homes and happiness for Oakland’s animals.

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I adopted my new best friend Bailey from OAS about a year ago. I wanted to share a website I came across with everyone. The website is www.vangrowl.com. Send them a photo of your pooch and they will give you a free painted portrait for free. They have many inspired by artist to choose from, like Warhol, and Basquait, and Van Gogh. Here is the portrait I received of Bailey from vangrowl.
Please share this flyer with friends, family, & everyone you know. Tery has been lost for 3 weeks now... We just want him to come home safely. We are not giving up until we find him, so please keep a look out for us. Thank you!
Lost Dog: Near 35th and MacArthur. Answers to Mr. Sheffield. Will let you approach him.
The Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) has a tan Chihuahua that was found at 48th and Bond in Oakland. (just a note in case the owner doesn't think to look there).
Found male chihuahua without identification on 8/30 hiding by our front wooden gate at 6218 Outlook Avenue, Oakland.
My Little Meme has been missing since Wednesday last seen on 23rd Ave and E.17th please help me find my baby 😢
Totally docile Tom Turkey...super chill. Time to remove all the gates🦃❤
I found this dog today on 21st. and 14th ave. in Oakland. I was worried it would get hit by a car, so we brought him home. I am sure he belongs to someone. Please email or call me if this is your dog. [email protected] 510-435-1973
Oakland ca ... stolen dog
One of your employees left a notice on our gate last week about one of our dogs. There was no name attached. It said we had to contact you within 24 hours. The notice stated that it was left at a time & date that was false. I did, however attempt to contact you, & I faxed the information to your office. Today we received a second notification taped to our gate, again with a false time & date on it. You are making a difficult time a lot more difficult.
Syrup went missing from our yard on Acalanes and 105th in Oakland around 8:30-9 tonight. She is a 9 year old Sweet Shihtzu
**photos of the the day we adopted her, in the comments! Hi there! Wanted to give you an update on our beautiful girl, Phoebe, who we (myself and Christophe Allard) adopted from OAS in December 2018. Little did we know, we would be moving onto a sailboat in 2019, and taking Phoebe along on the adventure! She has been an incredible sailor, thus far, and we are in the works of prepping to sail on a long journey outside of the San Francisco Bay along with her—will have to keep you updated! We love our girl Phoebe so much! Instagram: captain_phoebe