Birthday Parties


Celebrate Your Birthday with the East Bay SPCA!

Birthday Parties East Bay SPCA

We host parties at two locations: Oakland or Dublin!

Parties are offered for age 6 and up.

Saturdays & Sundays

Dublin: 10am – 12pm or 2pm – 4pm
Oakland: 3pm – 5pm

*Please note: We are able to accommodate birthdays on SATURDAYS ONLY during the months of June – August

What does a birthday party at the East Bay SPCA entail?

Our birthday party program is a compilation of a behind the scenes tour, two animal activities and animal meet and greets.

Party outline:

20 minutes of shelter enrichment as party guests arrive*
30 minutes behind the scenes tour
20 minutes for an animal-themed activity
20 minutes of animal interaction through meet and greets
30 minutes of time for cake & presents

*Please know that in order to ensure enough time for all activities the educator will start your party on time. If party guests arrive late, they may not be able to participate in the shelter enrichment activity at the beginning of the party.

Party Activities

Enrichment: It is important to us that the animals in our care are exposed to a variety of activities throughout the day in order to keep them both mentally and physically healthy. We have also found that our party guests enjoy doing something for the animals. The shelter enrichment activity will be chosen by the party coordinator the day of the party, based upon the needs of the shelter that day. Possible activities may include stuffing Kong’s for dogs or cats, distributing toys to the animals, making cat toys, shelter beautification, etc.

When are birthday parties offered?

Dublin: Birthday parties are offered on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am -12 noon or 2 pm – 4 pm each day.
Oakland: Birthday parties are offered on Saturdays & Sundays 3 pm – 5 pm. Morning parties are not available in Oakland at this time.

Contact to check party availability.

What is the fee for a birthday at the East Bay SPCA?

The fee for the birthday party program is $250 and includes up to a maximum of 16 party guests (including the birthday child and siblings). Birthday parties must be paid in full to secure your party date and time upon booking. Refunds, less a $25 administrative fee, will be granted for cancellations made 4 weeks or more prior to the party. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations made less than 4 weeks out, the entire party fee of $250 will be forfeited if this is the case.

The following is included in the birthday program fee:

  • Rental of the party space for 2 hours
  • Behind the scenes tour
  • One dog and one cat meet-and-greet (if appropriate shelter animals are present)
  • Plush dog or cat for the birthday child
  • Printable invitation template

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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


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4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

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Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm
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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.