Hayward Animal Shelter takes in stray and owner surrendered animals within the City of Hayward. We always have dogs, cats, and rabbits available for adoption and occasionally other small animals as well. Animals listed on Petfinder.com are for adoption. If you are missing an animal please visit the shelter in person to fill out a lost pet report.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of all animals during their stay at the shelter and helping them improve their chances of getting adopted.
Hayward Animal Services has on staff:
Animal Control Officers (ACO’s) enforce the Federal, State and Local animal ordinances in the City of Hayward. They investigate reports of cruelty and neglect and rescue animals in distress. They investigate animal bites and attacks, enforce rabies and licensing laws and mediate neighborhood disputes involving animals. They handle wildlife problems and work with Sulphur Creek Rehabilitation Center and Fish & Game in handling and transferring wildlife. The Officers will assist he police department on enforcement raids where animals are present.
Animal Care Attendants feed, medicate and clean the cages of the shelter animals and assist the public in reclaiming or adopting animals. They also behavior test our animals to determine their adoptability.
Kennel Supervisors oversee the Animal Care Attendants as well as our shelter animals. They work with the contracted veterinarian concerning the health of the animals, and are in constant contact with other animal agencies and groups to place unwanted animals.
Record Clerks process the documentation for animals at intake, redemption, adoption, permits and licensing of animals. They handle phone calls and assist the public visiting the shelter.
Clerical staff also processes all the claims, billings, payroll and purchases involving the shelter. The clerks also dispatch calls to the officers and maintain prior criminal records of contacts.
Capacity of Shelter
Hayward Animal Shelter Location
Hayward Animal Shelter Hours
Animal Services Feild Response Hours
16 Barnes Court
Hayward, CA 94544
Tuesday to Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come visit us!
7 days a week
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Emergency Calls - 24/7
|For vicious, biting or attacking animals, dial 9-1-1 immediately.|
The Hayward Animal Shelter is a proud recipient of funding from Maddie's Fund, helping to achieve a no-kill nation #ThanksToMaddie. We thank Maddie's Fund for the opportunity to participate in the Maddie's Pet adoption Days since 2010. Their generous funding has enabled the shelter to install much needed air conditioning throughout the kennels, providing comfort to our homeless animals on hot days; sound proof ducting in several wards therefore decreasing the stress levels for some of our shelter residents; provide behavior training to shelter staff; and provide medical care to shelter residents, easing their pain and increasing their chances for adoption. Thank you Maddie's Fund!
Maddie's Fund is a family foundation founded in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, they have awarded more than $153 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and comforted them during stressful business times when Dave was launching a startup software company. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987-1997 and continues to inspire them today.