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Animal Rescue Information

Oakland Zoo receives many calls regarding animal rescue information and animal adoptions. Although we may not be able to accommodate your needs, there are many amazing animal rescue and animal adoption organizations in the Bay Area.

Check out the list of resources below to help you identify the appropriate people to call.

Local and Native Species
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek (925) 935-1978
    Sulphur Creek Nature Center, Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo (510) 881-6747
    WildCare (Wildlife Rehab), San Rafael; Birds and Mammals - NO PETS; no pick-up (coordinate with Humane Society (415) 456-7283)
    Fremont /Ohlone Humane Society, (510) 797-9449
    Montclair Veterinary Hospital Wildlife Services, Oakland (510) 797-9449
    Marine Mammal Center, (415) 289-7325
    Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda; baby mammals only (510) 421-9897
    Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Care Center, Palo Alto, South Bay (650) 494-7283
    J&W Reptile Rescue,, North Bay 707-557-5213
  • Exotic Birds

    Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue,
    Feathered Follies, Concord (925) 681-2473
    International Bird Rescue, Fairfield CA. (707) 207-0380

    Exotic Pets

    Hopalong (Animal Adoptions), (510) 267-1915
    Farm Sanctuary, (607) 583-2225 ext. 221,
    Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Care Center, Palo Alto and South Bay (650) 494-7283
    California Pot Bellied Pig Association & Rescue, (Advice) (925) 937-9045
    Bay Area Amphibian/Reptile Society / BAARS, (408) 450-0759 (message only)
    • Bay Area Turtle and Tortoise Rescue, Castro Valley, Gary & Ginger Wilfong (510) 886-2946
    J&W Reptile Rescue,, North Bay 707-557-5213

    P.O. Box 5238

    9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605