In what has become an annual tradition, Oakland Animal Services is celebrating Home for the Holidays. Adoption fees will be waived for all dogs, cats and rabbits starting Monday, December 5th and continuing through December 31st.
“With so many people taking time off from work and school, December can be a great time to adopt and get a new pet acclimated to your home and family,” explains Shelter Director Rebecca Katz. “Pets are a lifelong commitment and the holidays are a wonderful time to think about expanding your family and sharing love with a shelter pet in need.”
Families on the fence about adopting a dog can also “rent to own” through the shelter’s foster program. Foster families provide temporary love and housing. They can then decide to adopt or help the dog find its forever home. Cat fostering is also available through the shelter’s partner Cat Town. Learn more about fostering animals.
Those who can’t foster or adopt can still help shelter pets this holiday season. The shelter has an Amazon wish list with much needed items including snacks, toys, and cozy beds for the pets.