In The Spotlight

How to Adopt

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For the first time in 40 years our dog kennels are getting a makeover!

We’re knocking out the ancient chain link and installing modern, state-of-the-art, sound-reducing and bacteria-impervious enclosures.

What does this mean for our residents? For the entire month of March, all our pets are with foster families. (Thank you!)

All of these pets are still available for adoption. In addition, we expect to still receive strays and those might become available for adoption before we reopen 1590 Fortmann Way.

So please, continue to adopt from FAAS while we are closed for remodeling. Here's how.

While We Are Closed

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Here's how to get in touch with FAAS while we are closed for remodeling in March. 

For general assistance 11-5PM: 510-337-8565

After hours: 510-337-8340

Report a lost (or found) pet.

View adoptable animals.

We currently are not able to accept donations of towels, pet food, pet food bowls, and other "in kind" items. Please hold these items until we reopen on April 1. 

Thank you for your patience!

We want your vote

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It's awards season and we'd love it if you voted for FAAS!

Alameda's version of the Oscars is Best of Alameda, an annual readers' poll conducted by Alameda Magazine. There are no golden statuettes, but local recognition means a lot more to us. The deadline for nominations is April 5.

Following are the honors for which FAAS would love to be considered: Best Animal Shelter or Rescue Group (found under Animal Services), and Best Nonprofit Group (in Lifestyle & Leisure).  

Under Best Charitable Events, please consider nominating our annual fundraiser, After the Ball (FAAS).

Do you enjoy volunteering at FAAS or The Thrifty Kitty? Nominate us in Best Places to Volunteer.

Finally, in the Retail Stores category, we think The Thrifty Kitty deserves nominations in Best Bookstores, Best Gift Shops, Best Jewelry Stores, and Best Women’s Clothing and Shoe Stores.

Thank you!

Now hiring

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

Fund Development Manager. Do you love helping nonprofits raise money for worthy causes? The Fund Development Manager will implement all aspects of our animal shelter's growing donor development and stewardship efforts.

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