We’ll be participating in the Bay Area Pet Fair on the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Join us!
Do you have a story to share about your pet that you adopted from Oakland Animal Services? Submit a story, like the families of Samson, and Archie and Chipper, and help the Friends of Oakland Animal Services win a life saving grant!
Write about how adopting your pet has brightened your life (up to 500 words). Provide one photo of your pet with you or your family, one by him/herself, and up to two other photos to illustrate how your pet brightens your life and changes it for the better. Pets must have been adopted from Oakland Animal Services, and they must be living to qualify. You can add video, too!
You’ll be prompted to provide the rescue organization’s information so that we are eligible for a Petco Foundation award. It is: Friends of Oakland Animal Services; Tax ID#20-4053711; contact: Emily Fox; email@example.com;
Deadline for entries is September 23, 12PM CST.
Oakland Animal Services is hiring a temporary part-time Public Service Representative! This position is flexible as to number of hours per week but not to exceed 960 hours in a fiscal year.
If you know anyone who may be a good fit, please feel free to pass this information along!
Oakland Animal Services is currently operating a second (temporary) site in Oakland where over a hundred of our shelter dogs are being housed for several weeks due to exposure to canine influenza virus (CIV). We would like to thank everyone who has donated items for the CIV quarantine warehouse where all our dogs who were exposed to CIV at our shelter are currently being housed. From dog treats, to rolling carts, sharpies, paper towels, and so many other supplies, we and the dogs are so grateful for your donations and support.
Special shout out to Lisa Ryan and the folks at SCRAP, as well as the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse for donating a whole bunch of sound dampening materials to help us with soundproofing the warehouse, so the dogs don’t get too stressed.
If you’d like to purchase treats. toys, or other supplies that help us care for our shelter dogs, visit our Amazon wishlist.
We have a tremendous need for volunteers at our warehouse location for various tasks. Some tasks require handling dogs, while other tasks do not require any experience with handling dogs. You do not need to complete our training program to volunteer at the facility. All instructions will be provided to you when you arrive at the facility to volunteer. Note that briefings occur at 8am and 1pm each day, so it would be best if you are available to arrive at one of those times. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Oakland Animal Services’ next free spay/neuter day is coming up on Sunday, Aug 11, 2019. No appointment is needed for this event. Oakland residents of limited financial means may bring pet cats, feral cats in traps, and pet dogs (of all sizes).
Pets will be checked in from 7:30 – 8:30am on a first-come, first-served basis. Surgeries will be performed by licensed veterinarians inside the East Bay SPCA spay/neuter clinic facility. Animals will also receive free vaccines and microchips.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
7:30 – 8:30am
Please notes these events fill up. Arrive early to secure a spot!
410 Hegenberger Road, Oakland
Note: Cats and dogs must fast after midnight the night before surgery. Pets may drink water after midnight. This program is available to Oakland residents only. You will be asked to provide an Oakland address at check-in.
This event is fully funded by Friends of Oakland Animal Services and is made possible by the generosity of FOAS donors. Support our program to prevented unwanted litters in Oakland!
Due to the current Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) outbreak at Oakland Animal Services, ARF Pet Safety Net is helping Oakland residents who want to keep their dog out of the shelter and at home where they belong. This program provides critical resources to prevent dogs from being surrendered to Oakland Animal Services.
ARF may be able to help with:
- Vaccinations and microchips
- Veterinary treatment
- Pet rental help
- Dog food and supplies
- Temporary boarding
- Behavior and training
- Medical grooming
- Yard or fence repairs
- And more
This program is facilitated by Tony La Russa’s ARF in partnership with Oakland Animal Services and Maddie’s Fund.
Oakland Animal Services is experiencing an outbreak of the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), aka the Canine flu. It is very contagious between dogs and can be deadly.
Due to the flu outbreak, we are in desperate need of dog foster homes where exposed dogs can be quarantined for up to four weeks. Who wouldn’t want an excuse to hang out with a pup and watch some Netflix for a few weeks?! Canine Influenza Virus is treated with supportive care, and the best way for our dogs to recover is in a home environment. The foster home cannot have any dogs due to risk of exposure. Additionally, the foster home must ensure that the dog remains strictly within their home and yard only (no shared or public places) for the full duration of the foster.
If you can help foster, please fill out our foster application here: http://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/foster
If you are interested in more information on fostering, please email OASFostering@gmail.com.
Special thanks to the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program for helping out in this time of need: https://news.wisc.edu/uw-shelter-medicine-assists-with-cases-of-influenza-in-shelter-dogs/
More information on CIV can be found here: https://vetmed-hospitals.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2017/05/Info-for-Pet-Owners-on-Canine-Influenza-1.pdf
Consider talking to your veterinarian about getting the Canine Influenza Virus vaccination for your dog.
Oakland Animal Services would like to offer a Great Dane-sized thank you to the Oakland A’s for their donation of towels this week!
Our shelter animals will enjoy these towels for various activities for months to come. As you can see, we already put them to good use. All these pups (big and small) got some snuggle time in their green, white, and teal towels after their baths and grooming. Thank you for thinking of us! We take donations of new and gently used bath towels. And boy, do we use them. If you have donations to drop off, please bring them by during our open hours (see bottom of the page for details). There is a donation bin in the lobby. Alternatively, if you have a lot to donate, you can email email@example.com, so we can arrange a pickup. Thank you for your support!
You can see our Donations list for dropoffs here: http://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/how-to-help/wish-list/
Or you can order items off our Amazon wishlist here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1SGAV55SXAUQL/ref=cm_sw_su_w
Cheer for the Oakland A’s and attend Bark at the Park at Oakland Coliseum with your favorite furry friend!
Or support your favorite baseball team by buying tickets here: https://www.mlb.com/athletics/tickets
Update July 1: Cannoli has been adopted! But we have plenty more wonderful, lovable dogs looking for their furever homes, so come on down!
Meet Cannoli, a big gentle goofy giant. He’s a laid back big boy who is just a big softee inside. Cannoli would love a quiet home where he can just chill out and laze around. At about 8 years old – like many mature folks – Cannoli has developed some arthritis in his joints. He walks around ok and does enjoy going on them; walks would also help him to lose a little weight. If you’re looking for a friendly companion to be by your side, you should meet Cannoli!
Cannoli would do best in a home without cats and on one floor, as he is a bit slow with stairs.
Check out Cannoli’s spotlight on Susie’s Senior Dogs: https://www.facebook.com/susiesseniordogs/posts/1356478587842107
Cannoli gets stressed at the shelter and has been staying in a foster home, but his foster parent is moving, so it would be great to to find him a new place to laze around.
More about Cannoli can be found on his online page. If you’d like to meet this wonderful boy and foster him, complete and submit the foster form and we will get in touch shortly! Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some notes from his recent foster:
- My favorite activities are eating and taking walks with short little sprints/gallops. My gallops are a little crooked….like Quasimodo from the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
- On leash, I’m pretty calm and don’t necessarily pull. I am a bit stubborn and will put my weight down if I want to stop for a minute or to sniff around. I do get super excited and whine/bark when I see other dogs nearby. With my size, I can sometimes be misunderstood and in some cases intimidating, but I’m 100% friendly and just want to play.
- With other dogs, I wag my tail, have a big smile, and like to play and chase dogs around.
- With strangers, I’m super friendly when I meet people. I don’t bark at strangers.
- With children, I’m friendly, but don’t really interact with too many kids at my current foster.
- When I am home alone, I hang out in the house but not in a crate or locked in a room. I mainly rest when I’m alone.
- Other things I’d like you to know about me: I’m a HUGE cuddler and love attention. I am oblivious to my size (I think I’m a lap dog) and don’t really know how to give other dogs space. I just want to play, hang out, and be loved. I have a funny gallop/run, which is super cute.
Oakland Animal Services will be participating in Empty the Shelters on Saturday, May 4! Stop by on our biggest adoption day of the year for discounted adoption fees on dogs, cats, and rabbits.
This weekend, all animal shelters in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties will participate in the BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Clear the Shelters. On Saturday, May 4 2019, all adoption fees for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies will be a flat $25 in hopes of matching all pets with new loving homes.
This effort is a part of a national push by over 100 shelters in 20 states, which will add to the over 19,000 animals already adopted as part of other Empty the Shelters events. By participating in the event as a coalition, the Bay Area will be a premier location for adopters looking to find a pet to join their families.
“Shelters are more crowded than ever, and we have to help them,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Empty the Shelters brings awareness for adoption and makes people consider bringing a pet into their home, whether it’s their first pet or an addition to their pack. It’s been an extremely successful program to save lives and we hope this event will help thousands of pets get the second chance they deserve.”
Participating shelters include: Berkeley Humane, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, East Bay SPCA, East County Animal Shelter, Contra Costa County Animal Services, Antioch Animal Services, Berkeley Animal Care Services, Valley Animal Center, Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, Tri-City Animal Shelter, Oakland Animal Services, and Hayward Animal Shelter. Oakland Animal Services is open 1-5pm on Saturday.
All regular adoption requirements apply. For more information about our adoption process, visit: http://www.oaklandanimalservices.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/
About Oakland Animal Services
Oakland Animal Services is Oakland’s only open admissions shelter: We accept all of Oakland’s homeless, injured, orphaned, unwanted, lost, abandoned and mistreated animals, including companion animals, farm animals, exotic animals, and native wildlife. Every animal brought to our door is welcome, regardless of age, breed, temperament or medical condition. We are a city agency that proudly provides public safety and animal welfare services as well as human health and social services. We are here to serve our community’s residents.
About BISSELL Pet Foundation
BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters and to support organizations dedicated to the humane care and treatment of animals through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BISSELL Pet Foundation is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a 141-year-old Grand Rapids-based floor care appliance brand in its fourth generation of family leadership. For more on the BISSELL complete line of floor care products, visit www.bissell.com.