One of the simplest and best ways to help reduce your dog’s separation anxiety is to go out and about to any of several dog-friendly places in Alameda. Getting out for a day with the dogs is also a great way to get in extra exercise and enjoy those furry friends. There are a few specific activities, but there are also important rules to remember when on the town with Fido.
The Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) wants all the shelter animals to have homes for the holidays, so the group is offering a special discount through the end of the year. As of now, all adoption fees are 50 percent off through Sunday, Dec. 31. That means fees as low as $20 for a senior cat 7 years or older. A puppy or kitten would be just $60. (Try to beat that, Santa!)
See all the adoptable animals and check back often because potential furry family members become available every day.
John L. Lipp was officially appointed executive director of Alameda’s animal shelter, Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) Oct. 20. He had served as FAAS’s acting director since March. Before that, he served on the FAAS board of directors from 2011 to 2017.
John and his husband, Peter, share their Alameda home with two wonderful rescues: their pup, Lucy, and the grand duke of the house, their kitty, Rex.
The Second Annual Alameda Point Concours d’Elegance is coming to Alameda this Sunday, June 11, and this is not your typical car show. Of course, there will be hundreds of beautiful vehicles, a panel of celebrity judges, live entertainment, and great food and drink to beckon attendees.
But along with the Alfa Romeos, Pierce Arrows, Duesenbergs, Packards, Jaguars, classic trucks, Woodies, race cars and vintage motorcycles, there will also be Chihuahuas, miniature pinschers, pit bull mixes and maybe a German shepherd or two.
The executive director of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS), Nancy S. Baglietto, announced on March 13 that she is leaving Alameda. She has resigned and accepted a position as the executive director at Hospitality House, an emergency homeless shelter in Grass Valley, Calif. Her last day at FAAS will be next Friday, March 24. She will begin work in Nevada City on Saturday, April 1.
Baglietto joined FAAS as executive director in February 2015. Her departure comes in the midst of negotiations with the city over the organization’s future funding.