Oakland-based ad agency Arson created “Home is Where the Heart Is” to engage local talent to help shelter pets. “We’re huge fans of animals at Arson — especially rescues. So helping these wonderful dogs, cats, and rabbits find great homes is a dream project for us. We’re thrilled to be working with OAS on this,” said Matt Morin, co-founder and creative director at Arson.
During Valentine’s Day weekend — between February 12 and February 15 — the shelter will waive adoption fees for all animals. “I can’t think of a better time to find your four-legged true love,” explained OAS director Rebecca Katz.
Bay Area residents who want to meet adoptable pets, view the portraits, and support the shelter are also invited to come to Farley’s East on Thursday, February 12, from 5:00-9:00 pm. A portion of food and beverage sales that evening will benefit Friends of Oakland Animal Services, the shelter’s nonprofit partner.
A complete list of participating artists appears below: