Wet Nose Wednesdays


The Hayward Animal Shelter is a municipal shelter providing service to the incorporated areas of Hayward. We advocate for the humane treatment of all animals; companion, domestic, and wild alike and provide services to several thousands of animals of varying backgrounds per year.

The staff  help the animals and  protect Hayward’s residents by mitigating animal threats, tackling  animal overpopulation and addressing claims of  animal cruelty. These objectives are met through a number of methods, which include apprehension of  stray, fractious and aggressive domestic animals; enforcement of local, state and federal animal laws; adoptions and sterilization programs.We proactively focus our energy on humane education, community outreach and program development while providing  a secure safe haven for shelter residents.

The Hayward Animal Shelter is located at

16 Barnes CT., Hayward Ca 94544.

Open Tues. thru Sat., 1-5pm.


Offsite cat & dog adoptions held at the Luv-my-Pet Adoption Center every Saturday at the Petsmart across from Bayfair Center 15555 E 14th St., San Leandro. 12:30pm-4pm

Offsite rabbit adoption of shelter bunnies help every Saturday through the help of our rescue partners,East Bay Rabbit Rescue, at the Petsmart 6960 Amador Plaza, Dublin. Noon to 3pm

For more Info:

Phone:  (510) 293-7200
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/haywardanimalshelter
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Haywardanimals

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haywardanimalshelter/



This Week's Adoptable Pets

Hayward Animal Shelter: Bessy

Bessy is the sweetest 4 yr. old girl you ever did meet. She gets along great with people and is kind and gentle to all she encounters. She is a lover of life who enjoys playing with squeaky toys, going for walks, getting belly rubs, hanging out with K-9 pals, and of course, getting praise and...

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Hayward Animal Shelter: Batty

Batty is a sweet 11 month old male kitten who is friendly, low-key, and very gentle. He will come up to greet you and will arch into your hand when you pet him. He loves laying on soft blankets and being loved. He makes everyone he meets fall in love with him and yet he hasn’t been able to find...

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Hayward Animal Shelter: Stubby

Stubby the dog is a sweet 1 yr. old red Min Pinscher Mix breed male that loves being with people. He is a cuddler who wants to sit in your lap and be with you wherever you go. He is a small dog who’d love to be with a family with older children that are 11 yrs.+ and even another mellow dog....

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Hayward Animal Shelter: Kiki

Kiki the cat is a 4 mo. old spayed female tuxedo cat that is curious and playful. She starts off as a wall flower checking things out and then before you know it she’s in your lap nuzzling up for pets and treats. She has a sister as well that she shares her apartment in the shelter with. Kiki is...

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Hayward Animal Shelter: Caspian

Caspian is a handsome, sweet bunny with soft brown and white fur and deep brown eyes who enjoys being spoken to softly, parsley, and sleeping in soft, quiet places. Although a bit shy, he'll thrive with a little TLC. He's neutered and ready to go home with you.

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