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How can I help?

The Oakdale Police Department Division of Animal Services relies on volunteer support from the community to provide additional public service and animal care programs that are vital to a healthy community. We are currently in need of committed volunteers who are able to make a commitment to some of the needs of the shelter.  If you have a love for animals and have a requested minimum of eight hours a month to donate your time, please consider becoming a volunteer.

Please review the links below to see how to :

  • Become a Dog walker/Kitty Care Volunteer

  • Off Site Adoption Event Volunteer

  • Animal Special Needs Volunteer-assist in extra care needed for animals currently residing in the shelter. Ie. give daily medications, wound treatment/care

  • Animal Socialization Volunteer-assist Staff in meeting the needs of socializing scared/nervous/abused animals

***For a hard copy of application please see the

Oakdale Police Department at 250 North Third Ave Oakdale.***


Can't Get Involved but can Donate???   

Here are some ways you can help out:


Would you like to foster an animal from our shelter? Submit your completed application to our Animal Shelter at 9800 Liberini Ave. Hard copies of the application are also available at the shelter and at the police department.

Wish Lists

(Needed but uncommon/not consistently needed items)



Regularly Needed Items:

Dry Puppy/Kitten Food, Dry Dog/Cat Food, KMR Milk Replace for Kittens and Puppies

Receiving blankets, Bath/Hand Towels, Dog/Cat Toys


Monetary Donations can be mailed to:


Oakdale Animal Services


250 North Third Ave

Oakdale, CA 95361

Make Checks Payable to:

The City of Oakdale

Memo: Animal Shelter Donation


Donation Drop Off Locations

Please drop these items at the shelter at 9800 Liberini Road in Oakdale, or in the donation bin outside Ace Hardware at 1010 East F Street in Oakdale.

To mail donations please mail them to the Oakdale Police Department Attn: Animal Services 250 North Third Ave, Oakdale CA 95361


*All donations are tax deductable. A receipt with our Tax ID will be*

mailed with a deduction receipt for your records.


**All Donations of any type are greatly appreciated and**

will help us better the lives of the animals housed at our facility

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