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Oakland Animal Services

1101 29th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601

Adoption Policy

See our adoption process here:

Most up-to-date listings of our available animals can be found at:

After you have submitted your adoption application, please allow a minimum of 48 hours for us to get back to you. We try to respond to every application however due to the volume of applications we receive for some pets, we may only be able to respond to applicants who are a good fit for that pet.

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 fees the same day as the adoption. Fees include spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchip. Dogs also require a licensing fee
- 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

Dog adoptions – additional requirements:
- Provide proof of home ownership or permission to have a dog from your landlord (you may email this documentation to us in advance)
- If you have a resident dog(s) at home, your resident dog(s) must meet the new dog prior to adoption
- Agree to a possible future 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

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