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Community Resources

How to move with a pet

To surrender a dog to Hopalong
  • Your dog must pass a behavior evaluation.
  • We prefer that dogs be spayed/neutered. They should be up to date on vaccines and in good health. You must be ready to show vet records.

Please save and complete this form, and email it along with photos of your pet to once we receive this information we will contact you regarding your pet’s possibility of entering our program.

We require a donation to surrender a dog.

To surrender a cat to Hopalong
  • Hopalong is not accepting cats from the public at this time
  • If you found a stray animal
    • Hopalong cannot take in lost/stray animals.
    • If you found a lost/stray animal, it is very important not to assume anything about him. Put aside your preconceived notions about who loses animals and remember that someone may be looking for that guy.
    • Legally, you must attempt to find a dog’s owner and it’s good practice with cats. If you choose to, your local animal shelter is required to take in stray animals and will have procedures in place to hold the animals for a set amount of time for an owner to find them.
    • If you choose to hold on to the animal until his owner is found, you must do everything you can to find his owner. First, contact your local animal shelter and fill out a “Found Report” describing the animal. Second, make sure to have the animal scanned for a microchip, either at the shelter or at a local vet. You should also post flyers in the area where you found the dog describing the dog and including your contact information. It is a good idea to post an ad on Craigslist, as well.
    • You cannot rehome an animal or alter him in anyway (including neutering him or microchipping him) until the stray period ends and he becomes legally yours, which is usually 30 days after you tell animal control that you have found him. Animal Control can answer more questions about this.
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    Some interesting (even fascinating) pet links
    List of City Shelters

    East Bay:

    Berkeley Animal Care Services
    1 Bolivar Dr., Berkeley, CA 94710
    (510) 981-6600

    Oakland Animal Services
    1101 29th Ave. Oakland, CA 94601

    Tri-City Animal Shelter
    1950 Stevenson Blvd.

    Fremont, CA 94538

    Contra Costa Animal Services

    In Martinez: 4800 Imhoff Place Martinez, CA 94553

    In Pinole: 910 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564

    City of Alameda

    Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter
    1590 Fortman Way, Alameda, CA 94501

    Marin County:

    The Marin Humane Society/Animal Control
    171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949
    (415) 883-4621

    San Francisco:

    San Francisco Animal Care & Control
    1200 15th St., San Francisco, CA
    (415) 554-6364