Oakland Animal Services
is asking for help fostering large dogs. In the past few months, intake numbers for the larger breeds have seen an unusual increase, and as a result, the shelter is at 200% capacity. To encourage adoption, the shelter is waiving all adoption fees through the month of July.
Nicole Perelman, a board member at the Oakland Animal Shelter, suspects that the influx is likely due to a surge in evictions and rising rents in the area, which displaces many families and their beloved four-legged friends.
Despite these hard times, however, the dogs remain incredibly photogenic and still manage to put a smile on.
About 20 of the larger pups are looking for permanent homes or nice families that will let them come and stay for at least a month.
The pups will bring their own food, toys, treats, and doggy bed, provided by the shelter. In return for lodging, the dogs will provide unconditional love, canine kisses, and a bounty of Instagram posts. Sounds like a sweet deal.
For more information and a full list of adoptable and foster-able dogs, visit the Oakland Animal Services website
. See some of their lovable mugs below.