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Adoption Hours

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Our main shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way will be closed for adoptions on Saturday, February 4. (We will all be out at Almanac Beer Co. with puppies! See below!)

We'll resume walkup adoption hours next Wednesday from noon to 4PM.

Our South Shore Adoption Center will be open regular hours for cat, bunny and Guinea pig adoptions. 

Almanac Puppy Adoption Event

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Puppies and beer! Now what could be better? Come find a sweet little Valentine this weekend (or just steal some sugar at our Puppy Kissing Booth).

What: Almanac Mobile Canine Adoption Event
When: Noon-4PM, Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 4-5, 2023
Where: Almanac Beer Company, 651B West Tower, Alameda

Valentine's Jewelry Fundraiser

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Thrift your Valentine's Day gift this year and save lives!

The Thrifty Kitty is where you'll find something unique for your sweetie, your bestie, or yourself.

When: 11AM-5PM, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Where: The Thrifty Kitty, 1509 Webster St.
Why: Because recycling while helping homeless pets is romantic. All proceeds go to Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS).

Now hiring!

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Are you an energetic veterinary professional who would like to make a big difference in an animal shelter's operations? 

Full-time RVTWe need a registered veterinary technician to provide animal care at our main shelter, satellite adoption center, and weekly spay/neuter clinics.

Externship with stipend. We're offering unique, service-focused externships to current or recently graduated veterinary medicine students. 

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