If you have found a stray dog, bring the dog to the shelter. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, OAS is
open by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call during
The law requires that you report any stray dog or cat that you find in the City of Oakland to Oakland Animal Services. While we encourage you to try and find the pet’s owner by calling the phone number on their tag, asking your neighbors, putting up flyers, posting on social media, scanning for a microchip (which can be done at any veterinary clinic or animal shelter), etc., you must also report the lost pet to Oakland Animal Services.
It is important that you bring the into the shelter so that we can obtain information about them to post to the found animals page on our website. This is where many pet owners look for their lost pets. In some circumstances, you may be asked if you are willing to take the pet home with you and hold the pet in your home while we try to locate the pet’s owner.