Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters

Stay tuned for more info about Clear the Shelters 2018 on Saturday, August 18.

Nearly 700 shelters across the country, including the East Bay SPCA and other local rescues, are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters—a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 with a mission to help find forever homes for animals in need by waiving ALL adoption fees! More than 50,000 pets nationwide found their forever homes on this day in 2016, including East Bay SPCA’s very own Mickey and Jammer!

Join the East Bay SPCA for a fun day of waived adoption fees for cats and dogs at both locations (Oakland and Dublin) and help us shatter our goal to clear all of our kennels! Don’t miss this fun-filled event and chance to take home a new furry friend! The East Bay SPCA Dublin location will also host a special summer family festival.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

10am – 6pm

8323 Baldwin St., Oakland

4651 Gleason Dr., Dublin

The Dublin celebration will include:

  • Children’s crafts
  • Fun and games
  • Vendor booths
  • Food trucks, including seafood and cheesesteaks from
  • Meet and greet with other local animal rescues such as:
  • Waived adoption fees for hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens!

Use hashtag #ClearTheShelters to follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Spanish-language viewers can use the hashtag #DesocuparLosAlbergues.


Find out more about the Clear the Shelters national campaign >>

Plus see Carrie’s (formerly known as Kara) story featured on NBC’s site!

And watch an interview with Training Director Ali Talley & NBC Bay Area’s Robert Handa>>

Big thanks to this year’s sponsors!


Thanks to our media partners!


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Interested in sponsoring this year’s event?

Contact Kimberly Low at

Interested in becoming a media
partner at this year’s event?

Contact Erin McEwan at

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Where to Find us


Adoption Center & Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
(by appointment)

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
By appointment only


Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours
By appointment only


GuideStar Platinum Charity

2017 Awards

East Bay Express Winner

Bay Woof Beast of the Bay

Best of Oakland magazine

The East Bay SPCA is a local non-profit that is not affiliated with any national organization. We obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and we participate in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94- 1322202.