Pets provide companionship and love to isolated older adults, but many struggle to buy pet food and supplies. 

PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) Oakland is a new organization that helps Oakland's elders provide for their furry family members. 


What We Do


We meet with older adults, conduct an intake, and connect them with local support.


Once a month we pick up food from pet food banks and bring it to the client's home.


Keeping their pets happy and healthy!


PAWS Oakland is rooted in a commitment to community and social justice. We treat everyone with dignity and respect, and welcome volunteers and older adults that reflect Oakland’s diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, and countries of origin. Clients are not asked to show any paperwork or documentation other than a photo ID.