Oakland Animal Shelter at 200% Capacity

The shelter needs help fostering larger dogs due to rising intake numbers.


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.