News Flash


Posted on: November 4, 2021

Shelter Procedures

Woman typing with dog in lap

In order to protect the health of our small shelter team, to provide the best service and to give the best care to the animals, the Shelter lobby will be closed until further notice.


The shelter continues to run an appointment system for regular business. 


The Shelter will continue to schedule appointments for the following services online or by phone:


• Adoptions 

• Lost & found dogs and kittens that weigh less than 2 pounds. If you have found a sick or injured animal in Fremont, please take it to Beacon Veterinary Specialists 1618 Washington Blvd. 

• Owner Surrendered pets- there is a waiting list dependent on space and resources. A fantastic tool is Home To Home which gives people who can no longer keep their pets the opportunity to find new, loving homes without having to drop pets off at the shelter. Pets go from one home into another. 


The shelter has an appointment system for dog, cat, and small animal adoptions. Please visit the shelter’s website for information about the process and the adoption application. Potential adopters who have completed an application and been approved to adopt will have an appointment scheduled to meet the animal prior to finalizing the adoption. Viewing kennels remains closed to the public.


The City encourages you to try to locate the owner of found pets prior to turning them in to the shelter. If you have found a stray pet but wish to keep the animal at your home, Fremont City Ordinance requires the finder to notify the animal shelter within eight hours. Tips to reunite lost pets with their owner may be found at 


If you have lost your pet, please look online for the animals in our care and tips to help you find your lost pet: If your pet appears to be in our care, please contact us to schedule an appointment for redemption. The shelter team will also post animals found in the community on their Facebook page at 


Did you know that pet licensing can be completed online? To license online or for more information please visit 


Some of the more frequently asked questions:


• The City does not have a veterinary clinic on site for owned animals. 

• There is no local municipal code or state law that requires shelters to impound community cats (stray, feral, wild, etc.). “Impoundment of healthy adult cats reduces the likelihood of reuniting families with pets; lost cats are 10-50 times more likely to be reunited with their owners in the neighborhood of origin than through an animal shelter.”- Cal Animals. If you are having an issue with cats in your neighborhood, please call Animal Services for assistance at 510-790-6635. 

• If you have found a cat in your neighborhood with no identification and are interested in having it spayed/neutered, please visit our website for clinics: 

• Cheap Shots no longer has clinics in front of the shelter, their new location is Civic Center Drive hill above 2290 Stevenson Blvd (between the Library and Police Station). Please visit their website for clinic dates and times: 

Our contact information is as follows: 


Animal Shelter: 510-790-6640

Pet Licensing: 510-790-6644


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