Animal Services

March 8, 2017 Update:

The City of Alameda and the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) will be meeting beginning this week to discuss coming to an agreement regarding providing additional funding for the City's animal shelter that will benefit both the people and animals of Alameda. 


Effective January 1, 2012, the City of Alameda entered into an agreement for the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, (FAAS), to take over Animal Shelter Services.  The City will still be responsible for field operations and utilize Animal Control Assistants for enforcement and citations. The mission of the FAAS is to keep Alameda a safe, clean environment for you and your pet, provide excellent care for the animals at our shelter, and re-home adoptable and domestic animals directly, or through rescue organizations.  Check out the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter website.


The Animal Shelter is located at:

1590 Fortmann Way

Alameda, CA 94501



Shelter Hours are:

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays


After hours animal control services  510-337-8340 (Police Department non-emergency dispatch)