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Adopt a Dog

As the City’s only open admission shelter, we take in every animal who comes through our doors. Adopting from Oakland Animal Services not only helps one lucky animal, it also makes space for the next animal who needs our help.

Available Dogs

Dogs in the Shelter

Dog Adopter

To adopt a dog, come into the shelter during our open adoption hours, no appointment needed.

You may print and fill out an adoption application OR come to the shelter to fill out an application. Adoptions will be done on a first come, first served basis. Please view available animals and then visit the shelter to turn in your application.

Dogs in Foster

To adopt a dog in foster, submit a completed adoption questionnaire via email. Adoptions will be done on a first come, first served basis.

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