Tours & Workshops

The East Bay SPCA offers educational visits to our Oakland and Dublin Adoption Centers, to give visitors an behind-the-scenes glimpse of our services and teach an appreciation for all living beings.

These programs are perfect for any group wanting to visit our facility (age 5 to adult), including school groups, scout groups, community service clubs, and more!

What does a Tour include?

This is a 60-minute educational tour, including a meet-and-greet with one shelter cat and one shelter dog. 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!

The fee per Tour is $100. Tours can accommodate a maximum of 25 visitors. If you have a larger group wishing to attend, we may be able to offer two separate tours at the same time, in order to accommodate. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

What does a Workshop include?

This is a 90-minute program, including a 60-minute behind-the scenes tour (with one cat and one dog meet-and-greet).  The tour will be followed by a 30-minute guided service learning project for your group to help with (making adoption posters, making toys for our dogs/cats, etc).  This program is a great way for your group to learn about the mission of our shelter, as well as give them the opportunity to join in to lend a helping hand.

The fee per Workshop is $150. Workshops can accommodate a maximum of 25 visitors. If you have a larger group wishing to attend, we may be able to offer two separate tours at the same time, in order to accommodate. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

NEW! Tales for Tails Program

Tales for Tails is a 90 minute program at our location, including a guided tour, dog and cat meet-and-greets, and 30 minutes of time for your students to read aloud to our shelter dogs and cats.  This is a great opportunity for your students to practice reading to an audience that is free of judgement, while also giving our shelter animals some valuable enrichment!  30 person maximum per program.  The fee is $200 per program. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!


School Scholarships

Schools applying for scholarships will be automatically awarded a scholarship that matches the percentage of students at the school who are eligible for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program (FRPM). FRPM percentages are determined using the most recently published statistics provided by California Department of Education. In addition, we have limited Transportation Scholarship funds available to help with bus fees for the Fall and Winter of 2018.


We are now booking Tours and Workshops for the 2018/2019 School Year.


Please email the following details to, or call (510) 564-2961.

  • Your Name
  • Your Email Address
  • Your Phone Number
  • Grade
  • Number of Participants
  • School/Group Name
  • School/Group Address
  • Preferred Dates for Program
  • Whether you are requesting a Scholarship

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Where to Find us


Adoption Center

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
By appointment only (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)


Adoption Center & Spay Neuter Clinic

4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Spay/Neuter Clinic Hours
By appointment only


GuideStar Platinum Charity

2018 Awards


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.