We love our community.

The staff of Oakland Animal Hospital is deeply committed to improving the well-being of not just their clients, but to the lives of the animals within the community. That commitment is demonstrated by our support for local shelters, our Food for Fido Program and our latest outreach program, PetOx which provides oxygen masks for dogs and cats to emergency responders in the community.

SHELTER SUPPORT

Oakland Animal Hospital works with the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge (RBARI) and the Friends of the Wayne Animals (FOWA). Assistance to these organizations is provided by participating in the donation of veterinary services such as discounted spays and neuters, individual fundraising events like tricky trays, walks and pet “make-overs” before adoption as well as annual food drives.

If you are looking to add a member to your family, we encourage you to visit one of our local shelters and adopt an animal who needs your love and care.

Whether you are looking for the next member of your family or want to support a local charity, we encourage you to support our local animal shelters.

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge
Bergen County Animal Shelter
Friends of Wayne Animals
Wayne Animal Shelter

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FOOD FOR FIDO

Food for Fido was created by Dr. Robert Gordon who wanted the community to remember some of the forgotten pets during the holidays. By working in conjunction with Meals on Wheels, Oakland Animal Hospital was able to deliver food and toys to over 175 animal companions of Meals on Wheels recipients. These animals offer unconditional love and loyalty to their owners, and thanks to the donations collected at area pet stores and groomers, they received the gratitude they deserved. Read Press Release for More Information.

PetOx

The PetOx program was implemented to address the oxygen needs of household pets in a house fire or other emergency. The effects of smoke inhalation and shock can be fatal, and the ability to deliver emergency oxygen immediately at the scene can make the difference between life and death. Unfortunately for dogs and cats, human oxygen face masks don’t fit the facial anatomy of pets. In response to this situation, Oakland Animal Hospital donated masks to fit cats and dogs of all sizes to firefighters and first aid squads in Oakland, Wayne, and Franklin Lakes and provided training to these emergency responders on how to give care to our four-legged friends when there is an emergency. Read Press Release for More Information.

THE OAKLAND ANIMAL FOOD BANK

In response to today’s challenging economy which finds New Jersey families turning to food banks in record numbers, Oakland Animal Hospital launched this community outreach program by establishing a pet food bank, Oakland Animal Food Bank. The program is an expansion of the Hospital’s annual holiday Food for Fido program. The pet food bank will collect and distribute food for loving and loved pets belonging to families in need. “When you hear stories of people having to give up their pets because of budget reasons, it is heartbreaking. Families need their pets even more during difficult times for comfort and to help relieve stress. We hope that by establishing the Oakland Animal Food Bank, we can help maintain the vital human and animal bond,” said Dr. Robert Gordon, director of Oakland Animal Hospital and founder of the Food Bank. The Oakland Animal Food Bank will collect donations at their location on 86 Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland, NJ Monday through Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-11.