Finding Your Pet a New Home

Finding Your Pet a New Home

Surrendering your pet to a shelter should be a last resort.

Before bringing your pet to a shelter, please pursue the following tips.

Finding a new home for your dog or cat

  1. Give yourself plenty of time to re-home your pet.
 Last-minute efforts to rehome pets often lead to unsafe situations.
  2. Ask family, friends and coworkers if they, or someone they know, might be interested in giving your pet a new home. People can share your situation by word of mouth and social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Nextdoor, etc.
  3. Your veterinarian, a local pet supply store,or pet groomer might also be a resource for networking.
  4. Increase your pet’s adoptability by making sure it’s spayed/neutered, groomed, and up to date on vaccinations.
  5. Consider placing an ad for your pet: online or in local newspapers. However, screening is important. Do not let your desire to re-home your pet override your pet’s need for the new owner to confirm that they can provide a life-long home to your pet.
  6. Online resources: Wagaroo provides
    • support to owners who need to give up their dogs.
    • introductions to prospective adoptive families.
    • a free listing service for owners who need to re-home their dog.
    • experienced advisors available as a free resource to owners.
  7. Is your pet a purebred? Contact your breeder or a breed-specific rescue group.

 

Finally, NEVER ABANDON YOUR ANIMAL.
If you have exhausted all the resources above, find out more about our appointment-only surrender process here.

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Spay/Neuter

Less strays more spays! Solving pet homelessness doesn't just mean more adoptive homes, but also requires access to spay and neuter surgery.

Veterinary Clinic

Let us help your pet’s health! Our full-service Veterinary Clinic offers high-quality, low-cost care and services for the public and shelter animals.

Free Wellness Clinics

Held in targeted areas, clinics provide preventative medicine such as exams and de-worming, while also treating minor medical ailments.

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Where to Find us

Oakland

Adoption Center & Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
510-569-0702

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Saturday
(by appointment)
510-569-1606

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)
510-639-7387

Dublin

Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
925-479-9670
Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours
Wednesday - Thursday
925-479-9674
(by appointment)

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We are a non-profit organization that has obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and participates in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94-1322202.

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