Spotlight cats and dogs East Bay SPCA

Check out our weekly spotlighted cats and dogs. These pets have waived or reduced adoption fees!

Additional Adoption Programs

Our Pawspice Adoption Program aims to help animals with complex or terminal medical conditions who still have a high quality of life, find loving homes faster. Through this program, we are able to help cover the animal’s medical care for adopters providing a permanent home. Thanks to our generous donors, Pawspice animals have waived adoption fees and some medical care* after adoption is provided at our Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic in Oakland for the remainder of their lives.

Available Pawspice animals will be listed below. If you don’t see any, check back soon!


*for known conditions, speak to shelter staff for more information


This program is aimed to increase older animals’ chances of finding a new home while also improving the health and quality of life of senior citizens.

East Bay SPCA staff will help you select a senior pet (ages 7 and up) who fits into your lifestyle and housing situation. To make it as easy as possible for seniors to adopt, adoption fees for senior pets are waived for adopters 65 and above!

Annual Adoption Events

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Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters Events

Finding a loving, forever home for every pet is the ultimate goal of BISSELL Pet Foundation. Sometimes our furry friends need a little extra help, and that’s why the BISSELL Pet Foundation created Empty the Shelters adoption events that take place across the country. Prospective pet owners will have the opportunity to adopt a pet for a reduced fee while BISSELL Pet Foundation sponsors the remaining cost.

East Bay SPCA Adopt-a-thon – Postponed Until 2021

Every year, the East Bay SPCA hosts nearly 30 local animal shelters and rescues at beautiful Jack London Square in Oakland! As hosts, we aim to raise awareness about the thousands of homeless animals in our community and feature hundreds of adoptable pets to the public. Animals available at the event include dogs, cats, rats, birds and more.

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NBC/Telemundo’s Clear the Shelters

The East Bay SPCA teams up with NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 every summer to participate in the annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption drive. On this day, shelters across the nation will offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help local families adopt a pet. Nationally, more than 250,000 pets have been adopted through the NBC/Telemundo stations’ Clear The Shelters campaign since it began. This year’s event will be held throughout August 2020 and the East Bay SPCA will be offering reduced or waived fee for select animals throughout August . Learn more >>

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Pet Food Express’s Bay Area Pet Fair

Every year Pet Food Express hosts the largest pet adoption and pet fun event in North America! This popular event features thousands of adoptable animals, including cats and dogs from the East Bay SPCA, activities and giveaways.

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How to Adopt

Our shelters are open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Learn about our adoption process and complete an application.

They Need Your Help

Pay it forward: Shelter animals cost us an average of five times their adoption fees but your donation today will help fund their food, shelter and care.

Veterinary Services

Affordable vaccine clinics, neighborhood clinics, high-volume spay and neuter, we’re everywhere and still here with full-service veterinary care for your pet