In The Spotlight

Free Adoptions - EXTENDED!

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The weather was so lousy our first few days of free adoptions, we are extending the Homes for the Holiday adoptathon through Sunday, December 8! Please help us send all our shelter residents home for the holidays. See adoptable animals, including April (pictured with FAAS Executive Director John Lipp), a long-stay resident who deserves your consideration.

Holiday Plant Sale

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Go green for the holidays. Get your BFF, mom, partner or colleague a mini-garden or succulent in a pretty pot while supporting the homeless pets of Alameda. All proceeds go to FAAS. Thank you, event organizers Mary Elena Goodan and Les Hilger!

Get Your "Hero" T-Shirt

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Wear your support for FAAS with a cool t-shirt or hoodie. All styles, sizes and colors, and the proceeds go to care for the homeless pets at FAAS. Get your gear now.

FAAS South Shore

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Our very first satellite location is now open in the South Shore Center outdoor shopping mall. Immerse yourself in the Cat Experience, a free-roam room filled with playful kittens! And don't forget the beautiful adult cats available for adoption on the main floor. (Watch our Grand Opening.)

Store hours: Noon-8 pm Wednesday-Friday
10 am-5pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

See the founding sponsors who made this satellite location possible. Read more...

Pet Loss Support Group

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Grieving the loss of a four-legged family member? The FAAS Pet Loss Support Group meets at the FAAS South Shore location the third Monday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. It is a free, informal, drop-in group. Registration not required.

The group is led by Suzanne Hayne, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Suzanne has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and was a children's program director at Lifeline Women's Shelter in San Francisco for four years. She lives in Alameda and is a FAAS adopter and volunteer. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a photo or other personal memento of their pet. For more information, email

Next meeting:

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019


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FAAS always needs more volunteers in a variety of capacities. The next orientation classes are:   . 

December 14, Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m.
December 17, Tuesday, 4-5:30 p.m.

Sign up for a class.