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Free Pet Adoptions at Hayward Animal Shelter on Saturday, June 1

May 28, 2024

Dogs and cats available for adoption

On Saturday, June 1, the Hayward Animal Shelter is offering a fantastic opportunity for pet lovers to find their next fur-baby. In celebration of California Adopt-a-Pet Day, all adoptions at the shelter will be free to qualified homes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This special event is made possible by CalAnimals, with support from the ASPCA and the San Francisco SPCA.

While the adoption fees will be waived, there is a $17 fee for a Hayward dog license that is not covered by this offer. This ensures that new pet owners are in compliance with local regulations and supports responsible pet ownership within the community.

The Hayward Animal Shelter, a program of the Hayward Police Department Animal Services Division, is dedicated to providing care and finding homes for animals in need. This event is part of their ongoing effort to connect loving families with their perfect pets and to promote animal welfare within the community.

For those interested in adopting a pet, the shelter encourages potential adopters to visit their website at Here, you can learn more about the shelter’s services, explore available resources, and view the animals currently up for adoption. It's a great way to get a head start on finding the perfect match for your home.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to add a new member to your family. Head to the Hayward Animal Shelter on June 1 and take advantage of free pet adoptions. Your future fur-baby could be waiting for you!