The East Bay SPCA offers an interactive educational tour to teach children the importance of pet care and to assist them in fostering an appreciation for all living beings.

This program is prefect for any group of children including school field trips, youth groups, and community service clubs. Please see below for more information and if you are interested in having your group visit the East Bay SPCA (either in Oakland or Dublin) please follow the instructions below.

What is the program?

The program is a 60-minute educational tour, including a meet-and-greet with a dog and cat shelter guest. Topics covered during the tour include history and mission of the organization, basic needs of a pet, pet overpopulation, the cost of adoption and caring for a pet, veterinary care, spay and neuter, common diseases or illnesses, grooming and more. If there is something specific you want covered, just let us know!

Is there a fee?

The fee per tour is $100. Tours are approximately one hour long and can accommodate a maximum of 25 students. Please remember that the East Bay SPCA is a non-profit organization funded by donations from those in our community. All program fees and donations allow us to continue educating the community about companion animals.

How many children may attend?

We can accommodate a maximum of 25 students per tour. If you have more than 25 children that wish to attend, we may be able to offer two separate tours at the same time, in order to accommodate them all.

When are the tours offered?

Tours are offered on weekdays at either of our adoption centers. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. A limited number of tours are offered June-August, as our staff and animals are busy in summer camp.

How do we sign up?

If you wish to bring your group for the tour program please fill out a program request form. It is helpful if you list a few dates in which you wish to attend, or even a day of the week. Education programs should be booked at least two weeks before the requested program date, however the sooner the better, it is never too early to book a program. Once your program request is received, we will contact you within 3 business days to confirm and complete your booking.


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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.