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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NBC/Telemundo’s Clear the Shelters

East Bay SPCA teams up with NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 to participate in the annual Clear The Shelters™ pet adoption drive. In partnership with this program, shelters across the nation offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help local families adopt a pet. Since 2015, the Clear the Shelters™ national campaign has helped more than half a million pets find new homes!

This year’s event will be held at the Oakland Zoo on Sunday, August 21st. East Bay SPCA will be offering reduced or waived fee for select animals. Learn more >>

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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.

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Pet Food Express’s Virtual Pet Fair

This year’s Pet Fair is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for September 1st-30th and enjoy an entire month of live events, speakers, entertainment and more leading up to September 24th & 25th. The mission of this event is to find homes for 3,500+ adoptable pets in California. This year’s Virtual Pet Fair offers more donations, more prizes, and more fun activities than ever —all in the interest of finding homes for every last lovable pet. Learn more >>

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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.

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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

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