Can you help us find new homes for 50 dogs in 5 days? Because that’s what we need to open up room in our shelter and foster program to enable us to continue taking in the dogs that arrive in our care every single day!
Oakland Animal Services is Oakland’s only open admission shelter, helping over 6,500 homeless, lost and injured animals annually. Since 2020, OAS has undertaken a significant restructuring to save more shelter animals’ lives. By focusing on returning lost pets, increasing adoptions, expanding foster programs and supporting people in keeping their pets, OAS has decreased euthanasia for dogs by 67% and has not had to euthanize dogs for space since 2019.
Overcrowding has become an epidemic for shelters across the country, and in Oakland dog intake has been increasing over several months. In 2022, OAS took in 555 more dogs compared to the same period in 2021. There is now an urgent need to find 50 big dogs a home by Monday, January 16, 2022.
OAS is asking the community to save an animal’s life by adopting a dog. Those who want to help but cannot adopt are encouraged to foster a pet, which will help address the immediate crowding crisis.
“The changes we have made in the last three years, as well as the tremendous community support that we have received, has made it possible to achieve the lowest euthanasia rate for dogs in OAS’s history in 2022. We’re asking for people to step up in a big way to help our dogs now,” said Ann Dunn, Director of Oakland Animal Services.
We’ll be having extended adoption hours from Thursday through Monday, where you can stop by without an appointment and head home with your new dog!
Check out all our available dogs and pick out your favorites to meet. And, if you’re not in a position to adopt, please help us to spread the word to your networks – we can’t do this without the support of all of our community!
Extended adoption hours:
- Thursday 1/12 noon-7
- Friday 1/13 noon-5
- Saturday 1/14 noon-5
- Sunday 1/15 noon-5
- Monday 1/16 noon-5