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Check Out a Dog! - July 13, 2015

Mocha has been at OAS since February waiting for a home. Can you help?

Oakland Animal Services director Rebecca Katz has a message for the public: now is the time to come “check out” a dog. The shelter has launched a new foster program with a goal of placing 20 large adult dogs in foster homes in the next 10 days. The public is encouraged to learn more about […]

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Success Stories

Animal Advocate of the Month: August - August 1, 2015


Olinge Lotane-Makalani is one of the newest faces at Oakland Animal Services. Olinge has both a strong passion for animals and serving his community, which led him to his new job as an animal control officer. He is a San Francisco native who’s had dogs all his life. Olinge studied fire science at CCSF and […]

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Happy Tails

Michealle says: - September 3, 2015

It's hard to believe, but 5 years ago, at a cat-special adoption event, I adopted the best chest-sitting, walk-stalking, study-buddying …

Ariana dixon says: - August 27, 2015

I adopted Ellie about year and 1/2 ago she is a great cat I got her when she was a …

Mike & Blanca Johnson says: - August 13, 2015

Good afternoon OAS. Domino (previously known as Antonio) joined our family almost 3 months ago and he has been such …

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OAS Vision

Download OAS Director Rebecca Katz’s roadmap for the shelter: OAS Plans and Vision

Our Longest Residents

See a list of our longest term residents – here.

NBC’s OAS Bay Area Proud Pets

Check out the website here.

OAS Wish List

This is our Wish List.  It is filled with items that will help improve the quality of life of the animals at the shelter.  We now have “CREW APPROVED” items that have been requested by our dog and cat crews – shelter volunteers who focus on our long-term animals or animals who are scared/shy and need extra attention. These items have been tested out by our crews and we know that the animals love them.