In The Spotlight

Vote for FAAS

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Please vote for FAAS and our thrift store, The Thrifty Kitty, in Alameda Magazine's Best of Alameda 2023 readership poll!

We've been nominated in nine categories:
Best Animal Shelter or Rescue Group
Best Nonprofit Group
Best Places to Volunteer (vote for FAAS or The Thrifty Kitty)
The Thrifty Kitty has been nominated in the following categories:
Best Antique Store, Best Book Stores, Best Gift Store, Best Jewelry Store, Best Resale Clothing Shops, Best Women's Clothing and Shoe Stores
Thank you!

Now hiring

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Join our team in making a difference!

Full-time RVT
FAAS is looking for a registered veterinary technician to provide animal care at our main shelter, our satellite adoption center, and our weekly spay/neuter clinics.

Animal Care Attendant 
FAAS is looking for animal lovers to help with the daily care of our pets while they wait for their forever homes.

Externships with stipends
Are you a 4th- or 5th-year veterinary medicine student in a DVM/VMD program seeking an externship focused on shelter medicine, spay/neuter, community outreach, and accessible veterinary care? We have openings throughout 2024!

Foster A Pet

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Can't adopt right now? Please consider fostering a shelter pet. Foster homes help pets reach their forever families.

Pet Food Pantry

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The FAAS Pet Food Pantry is open to Alameda residents twice a month. Families in need may pick up one month's free supply of cat and dog food. Please park and open your trunk. Supplies are limited to up to three dogs and three cats per family. Visits per family are limited to once a month.

If you would like to make a donation to the Pet Food Pantry, we welcome unopened wet cat and dog food dropped off or shipped to 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA 94501.


Thank you!

When: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2nd & 4th Saturdays
Where: Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda