Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of cuddly canines up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Oakland, so you won't have to look far to find the perfect new pal.
Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.
(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)
Stella, pit bull terrier and Doberman pinscher mix
Stella is an adorable female pit bull terrier and Doberman pinscher mix in the care of California Pit Bull Rescue.
Stella is the life of the party — she'll get along great with other dogs. She's mastered her house-training etiquette, has had all of her shots and is spayed.
Stella's current caretakers say:
She's two years old and never had any health issues. (She does have extra toes on her back feet.) We worked hard on getting her to learn to catch a ball. She is kind of klutzy and has lots of energy. She is a sweet girl who will greet you at the door with lots of love.
Read more about how to adopt Stella on Petfinder.
Lapis, border collie mix
Lapis is an adorable female border collie mix being cared for at Bella Vita Rescue.
She plays well with others — she'll get along great with other dogs. Good news: She's already house-trained, spayed and vaccinated.
Lapis' current caretakers say:
This gal loves to play with toys and other dogs. She is about a year old, and would be perfect for someone who enjoys going on walks because she is leash-trained.
Read more about Lapis on Petfinder.
Luke, German shepherd mix
Luke is a darling male German shepherd mix currently residing at East Bay SPCA- Oakland Adoption Center.
Luke is neutered.
Here's what his friends at East Bay SPCA- Oakland Adoption Center think of him:
Luke is a handsome rascal, with his warm brown eyes and his classic brown-and-black coat. This is a large, economy-size dog. He is a free spirit with lots of good energy, and he's intelligent and confident. He loves to run and play and will be a good companion on a daily jog. Sometimes he wants to run the show but he will listen to your alternative plans if you make a good case—treats in hand. He'd be so happy to have new partners in his adventures. Treat him like your new best pal and you'll have one for sure. Weight: 86 pounds; age: 3 years.
Read more about how to adopt Luke on Petfinder.
Ophelia, border collie
Ophelia is a female border collie dog staying at Oakland Animal Services.
She has had all her shots.
From Ophelia's current caretaker:
To adopt: Other canines in the home must meet the new dog prior to adoption. Adoptable dogs can be cat-tested upon request. You must provide proof of home ownership or permission to have a dog from your landlord. We cannot hold the dog that you want to adopt while you try to meet this requirement. Adopters are encouraged to bring all the human members of their household, and must bring children age 12 and under residing in the house to meet their new companion.
Read more about Ophelia on Petfinder.
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