The Friends of Oakland Animals Services is hiring for two positions: a Registered Veterinarian Technician and a Spay/Neuter Program Coordinator. To apply for either position, email your resume and cover letter to and state in the subject which position you are applying for.
UPDATE: May 21, 2018, Sage is now in foster. Cristy is still looking for a foster or forever home.
Sweet and playful Cristy needs a break from the shelter! If you can provide a home for Cristy while she waits for her forever family
Sage isn’t enjoying being at the shelter and could use some time in a home to decompress.
To foster or adopt either Cristy or Sage, please complete and submit our online questionnaire.
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UPDATE May 10, 2018: Beyonce and Jiffy have found foster homes!
Beyonce is a sweet happy dog whose tail never stops wagging. She loves everyone she meets and is up for any adventure that comes her way.
Jiffy is an older gentle guy who likes to take his time to smell the flowers or just lounge on the couch.
Under general supervision, this position is responsible for developing and administering the foster program for shelter animals. This is a part-time, hourly position that reports to the Friends of Oakland Animal Services (FOAS) Board of Directors for employment matters and the Oakland Animal Services (OAS) Director or his/her designee for daily job operational needs.
To apply, email resume and cover letter to .
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Recruits and trains foster care providers
- Coordinates movement of shelter animals into and out of foster care; orders/provides supplies as needed
- Assists with planning and conducting onsite and offsite adoption events
- Coordinates and assists with veterinary care for animals in the foster program
- Maintains regular contact with foster care providers; provides support for behavior and medical issues
- Maintains meticulous records of animal care, status and location using the shelter database software
- Provides regular reports to shelter management and the FOAS board regarding program status, successes and challenges
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Associates degree or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school
- Familiarity by training or experience with basic animal care such as handling animals, vaccination, deworming, weighing and giving medications. Experience as a veterinary assistant or technician desirable.
- Six months of experience working or volunteering with an animal care, rescue, or shelter organization
- Valid Driver’s License
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Commitment to the mission, goals and success of Oakland Animal Services
- Knowledge of basic animal health care and safe animal handling practices
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and database systems
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relations with the public and other employees.
- Flexibility, adaptability, aptitude for effectively prioritizing multiple tasks and a strong work ethic
- Ability to recognize symptoms of common animal diseases; ability to lift and handle cats and dogs (including large breeds).
- Primary work location in an animal shelter environment
- Exposure to loud noises in the kennel areas
- Potential for exposure to animal feces, blood, and zoonotic diseases
- Potential for exposure to animal bites and scratches
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include evenings and weekends
- Must be able to tolerate the emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia
- $18 – $22 / hour DOE
THIS WEEK ONLY! Friends of Oakland Animal Services is thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with FLOAT – For Love Of All Things to bring you limited edition “Adopt Oakland” Tees/Tanks/Hoodies available this week only! For every item sold FLOAT will donate $8 to Friends of Oakland Animal Services to help them reduce animal overpopulation through free spay/neuter clinics! Head on over to www.float.org/collections/foas and SHOP today – lots of fun colors and styles to choose from!
You may have heard on news reports that there have been multiple cases of Canine Influenza Virus H3N2 (CIV) in the South Bay Area. Dog daycare centers have shut down, and veterinary clinics that are treating confirmed cases. CIV is a very contagious disease that, while treatable, can pose a serious health risk to individual animals. This virus is new to the Bay Area and at this time Oakland Animal Services (OAS) does not have any confirmed cases.
The most common symptoms are coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, lethargy, loss of appetite, fever. Some more severe cases may progress to pneumonia and require hospitalization. If your dog shows any of these symptoms, take them to your veterinarian immediately, and do not let them interact with other dogs for at least thirty days from the onset of the symptoms. View this brochure with more information and what precautions you should take with your own pets. You should also consult your veterinarian if you have specific questions.
Learn more the Canine Influenza Virus, visit: www.dogflu.com.
Look what you helped us do! We’re thrilled to be able to share the Friends of Oakland Animal Services’ 2017 Year in Review with you – because it is donors, volunteers, foster families, and adopters like you who have helped us accomplish so much for homeless dogs, cats, bunnies (and how about that cover boy goat?!?) in 2017.
And now, with just one week left in 2017, we have one goal still remaining–and we can’t do it without you. We are SO close to reaching our goal of raising $20,000 for Oakland’s animals for our Home for the Holidays campaign!
Whether you are a longtime supporter our a first-time donor, won’t you please consider making final year-end gift to help us provide lifesaving services for our city’s animals? We know you agree, they deserve our help!
Read the rest of the e-news here.
In what has become an annual tradition, Oakland Animal Services is celebrating Home for the Holidays. Adoption fees will be waived for all animals through January 7, 2018. Standard adoption screening still applies.
Those who can’t 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.