Oakland Animal Services is celebrating Home for the Holidays with $25 adoption fees on all pets—dogs, cats and rabbits—all December long. Adopters can also select a special holiday gift donated by Pet Food Express to bring home for their new family member.
“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. “Of course, we always encourage people to recognize that a pet is a commitment and one that they should make with thought and careful consideration.”
Families on the fence about adopting a large dog can also “rent to own” through the shelter’s large dog foster program. Foster families provide temporary love and housing for a large dog, and can decide to adopt over the next six weeks. Individuals interested in more information about the large dog foster program should visit http://www.palseastbay.org/
“Promotions like Home for the Holidays are a wonderful way to encourage more adoptions,” explains Katz. “Families will find that whether they are looking for a puppy, cat, rabbit or even guinea pig, we have a wide variety of wonderful and friendly animals at OAS just waiting to go home this December. Every animal is a wonderful gift and deserves to be cherished as a beloved family member.”