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Oakland Animal Services

1101 29th Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

Phone (510) 535-5602
cats, birds, dogs, rabbits & small animals at Oakland Animal Services

Areas Oakland Animal Services serves

Oakland, CA
Alameda County

Oakland Animal Services's adoption process


Submit Application

If you are interested in adopting this pet, please submit an application:

Additional adoption info

Thank you for considering adopting a shelter pet! There are two ways to adopt:
1. Visit our shelter (1101 29th Ave) Saturday or Sunday from 12-3pm, when we are open for adoptions.
2. Use our online process as described at Adoptions are first-come-first-served. While we try our best to get back to everyone via our online process, sometimes it takes several days or a week or two, and the pet you are interested in may get adopted during our open adoption hours.

Please note that inquires submitted through this website about this pet may not receive an immediate response due to the large volume of inquires we receive. If you are interested in adopting this pet, please submit an adoption application to be considered.

Adoption requirements:
- You must be 18 years of age or older with a valid California driver’s license or other acceptable identification
- Never have had any cruelty convictions, animal control violations or broken any adoption contracts in the past
- Agree to and sign the “Statement of Adopter” on the adoption questionnaire which includes a waiver of liability
- Pay the adoption fees and applicable licensing fees. Fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchip
- All animals, including rabbits, must be spayed or neutered. If the pet you are interested in adopting is not yet spayed/neutered, a staff member will discuss next steps with you

Additional information for dog adopters:
- Other canines in the home must meet the new dog prior to adoption.
- Provide proof of home ownership or permission to have a dog from your landlord. We cannot hold the dog that you want to adopt while you try to meet this requirement.
- Agree to a home inspection if the dog is a large breed dog or dog that has been identified to need additional attention.
- Be aware of the Oakland and State Laws about dog ownership.

We do not place adoption holds on any animals.

Adoption application

About Oakland Animal Services

As the city of Oakland’s sole open-admissions animal shelter, Oakland Animal Services’ duties are as diverse as the community we serve. Operating on the leanest of budgets, Oakland Animal Services (OAS) operates the city’s animal control unit, enforcing animal welfare and public safety laws, provides care for stray and surrendered animals, supports lost pet searches and reunions, and facilitates the placement of homeless animals via public adoptions and coordination with transfer partners near and far. The needs of the community are great, but so are the results of a job well done: the enhancement of quality of life for humans and animals alike.

Oakland Animal Services's adopted pets