Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda, California

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Reviews: Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (Alameda)

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Nathan Emery

2 years ago

Getting a foster, or adopting from Friends of the Alameda, comes with the help and resources to.make you feel confident.

Alex Padron

2 years ago

I am so thankful for this shelter. My fiance and I had been searching numerous shelters in the bay area for our new fur baby. After weeks of scouring various shelter sites I found this shelter and our newest family addition. The adoption process thus far has been easy and pleasant and the employees we have met have been so kind and I feel like they genuinely wanted dto male sure our boy found a good home. Thank you so much!


2 years ago

Very helpful and professional ????

Harshala Deodhar-Joshi

2 years ago

It's the best shelter I have seen till date. The people working for the shelter are extremely sweet and understanding. They give you a chance to foster before you adopt... that's a major plus, the animals are extremely well taken care of. Hats off to each and everyone who works for this shelter. You guys are doing just amazing work!! Special thanks to Nanou who helped us in each and every step.

Justin Magner

2 years ago

wonderful place with an awesome staff. All about helping animals find forever homes and helping the people of alameda with there animal needs.

Monica Ortiz

2 years ago

Friends of The Alameda Animal Shelter thank you for helping me help those very new kittens. I bottle fed for two days, I'm exhausted! Thank you for your dedication to making Alameda the great Island that it is. It was one of the hardest things to but I know they will find perfect forever home.

Nicole Burns

3 years ago

Love this shelter. Great staff and love that it's a no kill shelter

Ingrid Perry-Houts

3 years ago

Get all the pets! Adopt them all!

Del Hedrick

3 years ago

Amazing amazing amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Steve was so helpful

Dan St John

3 years ago

Take great care of animals.

Beverly Woo

3 years ago

Thankful to be back volunteering! Great staff! Beautiful dogs and cats!! GO ADOPT a fur baby!!

Loretta Gravelle

3 years ago

A good Samaritan turned in my dog and within 15 minutes I had her out of jail. They greeted me on the phone in a pleasant voice and I got the biggest smile when I arrived (even though I felt like a bad mom) I really appreciate what they did. Always post on Nextdoor if you lose a fur baby.

Mrs. Catharine Duarte

3 years ago

We came here to find a final resting place for Mr. Belvedere. The staff was understanding, helpful, efficient, and prompt. I couldn't have asked for a better send off for my best friend.


3 years ago

This review stems from an incident about a year ago, around September of 2019. I will preface this by saying that I am not a veterinarian. I did grow up in a household who fostered very young kittens and am familiar with their care and diseases that come. I adopted a kitten from this shelter. When she was old enough I took her back to the shelter to get spayed. The told me she had ring worm and recommend that they keep her at the shelter for a month. I assured the veterinarian that I had taken care of kittens with ringworm before, she was the only pet in the house, I lived alone, and that I wasn't concerned with contracting it as I have dealt with it before. Frustrated, they returned my kitten back to me who I proceeded took home and examine. There was zero hair loss on her legs or around her face. A little confused I took her to a local veterinarian who found no signs of ringworm. Confused I took her back home and was just happy that I had a healthy cat. A few weeks later the cat had a swollen stomach, a quick trip to the hospital revealed her to have FIP, and I put down immediately. The only place that she could have gotten the virus was at the shelter. The fact that they have a veterinarian on payroll who lied about ringworm I find disturbing.

Ton T

3 years ago

I met my furbuddy here. This organization is great.

Willem Villet

3 years ago

We were fortunate to be given the opportunity by FAAS to foster two kittens. Staff were great and extremely helpful and the kittens proved wonderful. We have adopted both

julie villa

3 years ago

I adopted two pets from FAAS. Both adoptions were easy and you can do a trial adoption. My dog and cat are very healthy and happy. I highly recommend going to FAAS to adopt or donate money. They also need pet items.

Kendall Howse

4 years ago

I wish all animal shelters were like this one. My partner and I just adopted a dog here and the experience couldn't have been better. The staff were super friendly and helpful and have assured us that they will provide continued support for us and our pup.

Gregory Barrette

4 years ago

These people are compassionate, caring and focused on the well-being of their animals. There is no sense of bureaucracy here. It's all about the critters.

Lisa Weightman

4 years ago

Helped us find the perfect new friend. Very professional and kind.

Lisa Oliveras

4 years ago

An amazing resource to alameda city. They are helpful and proactive that the animals get adopted to go GOOD homes.

Julie Marie Loew

4 years ago

Dogs, cats and rabbits up for adoption. A wonderful place to get a pet or volunteer

Joseph “Joseph” Howard

4 years ago

If I had the means I would have adopted the 3 legged orange tabby I saw. She broke my heart and I wanted to help her have a good home so bad. I only pray she finds a place...

Jim Feaster

4 years ago

Great people Great for animals Great cause

Jesse Nelson

4 years ago

Great people doing great things, helping animals!

Justin Asti

4 years ago

I volunteer here and it’s the best animal shelter in alameda

Suzanne Ochs

4 years ago

The new facility at South Shore Center is truly amazing ! Great space to meet your next family member !

Victor Matthews (MrTraceer)

4 years ago

Great service I didn't even know existed.

Winona Rangel

4 years ago

Where are the puppies? I see kittens but I never see puppies in there

Anne B. McDonald

4 years ago

Our friendly no-kill shelter that does a great job

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Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, California, Alameda

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