On Saturday, March 18, Bissell Pet Foundation (BPF) will sponsor all adoption fees! This will be a great day for rescued pets and will be a huge opportunity to build awareness for Oakland Animal Services. The standard adoption process and screening will still apply.
UPDATE March 19: Duff is now in foster but we are still in need of a foster for Sullivan.
Sullivan is a smart and fun guy who loves to learn. Volunteers have been working with Sullivan to teach him commands and he is eager to learn more.
Duff is a young and friendly boy who is quite mellow for his age. He gets along well with other dogs and loves people. Duff did well on his cat test at the shelter and given proper introductions, could likely live with cats.
We’re celebrating St Patty’s Day all week with $17 adoption fees for Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes! Celebrate St Pittie’s week with us by adopting a new family member!
Our promotion runs through March 26. Adopters must meet standard adoption requirements.
UPDATE March 5: Rocco and Roxy are now both in foster homes!
Rocco has been at the shelter for half of his young life. He is a volunteer favorite and has done very well with training and outings, and has even made some dog friends at the shelter.
Our search for a foster continues for Roxy, who is approximately nine months old and loves to chase tennis balls. She is also treat-motivated which makes training her easy. Roxy would prefer to chase balls than be in a kennel so we are looking for a foster or adopter for her.
UPDATE Feb 8, 2017: Reno is now in foster! Roxy is still waiting for her hero to step up.
Roxy is approximately nine months old and loves to chase tennis balls. She is also treat-motivated which makes training her easy. Roxy would prefer to chase balls than be in a kennel so we are looking for a foster or adopter for her.
Our search for a foster for Reno continues. Reno is a sweet and sensitive young dog who was surrendered with his sister. His sister was adopted a month ago but Reno is still waiting. Unfortunately he is beginning to feel the stress of being cooped up in a kennel. The shelter would love to get Reno into a home with a foster or adopter.
Though the Oakland Raiders aren’t going to the Super Bowl, we still want to celebrate their winning season! Adoption fees will be waived for all animals through February 5, Super Bowl Sunday. So come on down, find a new furry friend to watch the Super Bowl with and root for your next favorite team!
UPDATE January 12: Socks is in a foster home! (Reno still needs a foster.)
Socks and Reno have been waiting a long time! Some dogs are more patient while other dogs are more sensitive and just can’t take the shelter but each and every one has their limit. Socks and Reno have reached it.
Reno is a young dog who was surrendered with his sister. His sister was adopted a month ago but Reno is still waiting. He is a sweet, sensitive guy and is beginning to feel the stress of being cooped up in a kennel.
Socks is a special boy who needs a special adopter. When he first came to OAS in August, he was goofy, friendly, outgoing, and loved to cuddle with volunteers. After a lengthy stay, he is becoming stressed and starting to take longer to warm up to new people. Several adoption visits haven’t panned out because he doesn’t connect right away. We are looking for an adopter with a huge heart who will give Socks a chance to settle in, in a real, live home. We suspect that once he is out of the shelter environment, the goofy and cuddly guy we once knew will reemerge and he will bond strongly with his new family. He just needs a chance to prove it!
Are you just waiting for that perfect moment to adopt or have you always thought that maybe helping a shelter dog by fostering might be your thing? Wait no longer. These boys NEED YOU!
UPDATE January 9: Brisco has been adopted and Daisy is now in a foster home!
Two very different types of dogs need you to be their heroes and foster them!
Daisy, a young terrier, needs a medical foster home – she needs quiet and restricted activity while she heals after being hit by a car. She’s a snuggler – which is allowed but can’t be allowed to run around or jump, so will need to be crated while she’s recovering. We expect that to take 3-4 weeks. To foster Daisy, complete and submit our online questionnaire.
Brisco is a young active pibble mix who is our longest term dog at the shelter. He arrived on July 13th and would love to move into a real home. His foster family would need to help us market him so that he can find his forever home. He would prefer an active home with walks, hikes, maybe even agility work! He might do well in a home with another large dog but no cats for this boy! Learn more about Brisco on his profile page. To foster Brisco, complete and submit our online questionnaire.
To foster either of these dogs, complete our online questionnaire.
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.
Bay Woof honored local animal advocates and volunteers by featuring individuals’ contributions in their most recent issue. Oakland Animal Services is grateful for the more than 7,000 hours of service from Mary Fong and Marnie Hamilton. Through their efforts, “thousands of small dogs who enter Oakland’s only open-admission shelter. They work tirelessly to socialize, prepare for transport, photograph, and vaccinate the animals, and work with our team to make the best placements for the dogs, often driving them to transports themselves,” states Kelly Miott, OAS Volunteer Coordinator.