News and Events

“Dog’s on the Catwalk” March 29th 1-3

Paws & Claws is excited to announce we’ll be sponsoring a model in “Dog’s on the Catwalk”, fashion show Sunday, March 29th at Oakland Animal Services. Dogs looking for forever homes will be dressed some great attire for the fashion show.  You’ll also get to enjoy a great vegan catered lunch, crafts for kids, a raffle and fun, fun, fun!! Please RSVP so we have a head count for food and drink…and did we mention all this fun is free too? So grab a friend and family members and come on down to the shelter at 1:00 on Sunday!

Valentine Day Pet Photos

Get a professional photo of your fur-baby on Valentine’s Day!

WHEN: Saturday, February 14th, 2014

WHERE: Dimond Rec Center, 3860 Hanly Rd., Oakland

WHEN: 10AM – 4PM

HOW MUCH: $45 in advance (by 2/11/15), $50 at the door (if/when time available)

DESCRIPTION: 10-minute single pet photo sessions with professional photographer Pipi Ray Diamond and our special Valentine’s Day Kissing Booth background. You’ll pick your favorite photo online 1 week later to be printed and mounted at a size of 5”x7” with wooden display stand.

EXTRA FUN: Puppy face painting, grooming workshop, pet food samples, ask the trainer & more…

Call (510) 482-7831 to pay (by credit card) and reserve your pet’s photo shoot time slot

Hosted by Oakland Parks & Recreation Dogs, in partnership with Paws & Claws and Soulful Pet Photography.


Plaid Friday Specials – Nov. 28-30

Don’t forget about your Furry Friends on Plaid Friday! Paws & Claws will be offering 20% off Pet Toys, Pet Apparel, Pet Beds and Cat Scratching Posts! Stop by Paws & Claws in Oakland’s Dimond District and check out our large selection of pet goodies!

The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday.”  If you really want to be hip, wear plaid!


Howl-o-ween Pet Parade – Oct. 25th 2pm

Check out our facebook event page for more info

Pawsfest 2014

Join our Facebook event page and invite your friends to this fun event!


Sat. July 12th Events 11am-1pm

Paws & Claws is excited to be hosting two wonderful info booths on Sat. July 12 from 11am-1pm in our parking lot!

From 12pm-1pm, the Dimond Public Library will have an info table to learn about the “Paws to Read”. Find out how kids, teens, and adults can participate in Oakland Public Library’s “Paws to Read” Summer Reading Challenge.  Youth participating in the reading challenge will have a chance to win coupons & gift certificates to places such as Fenton’s Ice Cream, Chabot Space & Science Center, Pasta Pomodoro and Paws & Claws.

From 11am-1pm, Honest Kitchen a natural, human grade, dehydrated pet food will be giving out free samples and letting folks know about their great products!

Stop by both of these booths Sat. July 12th and be entered into a Paws & Claws raffle to win a gift basket filled with some books to start the “Paws to Read” challenge and a toy & treats to keep your dog entertained while you read.

Plaid Friday Novemeber 29th

Thank You for shopping local on Plaid Friday

We are offering 10% OFF Toys, Treats, Beds, Collars & Apparel!

We have the largest selection of Pet Apparel in the Bay Area. We carry eco-friendly toys, collars and beds! We have treats and toys made in the USA!

Howl-o-ween” Pet Parade & Costume Contest – Sat. Oct. 26th

Join us for our for our 10th Annual “Howl-o-ween” Pet Parade & Costume Contest in the Dimond District. Meet in front of Paws & Claws at 2pm to parade thru the Dimond business district collecting treats. Pets, kids and adults are welcome to participant in the parade. After the parade we return to Paws & Claws, for a chance to win some fun prizes as folks compete for the Best Human & Pet Costume. This annual celebration includes some of the best dressed costumes you’ll ever see.

We will also be having a raffle for the Animal Rescue that our previous employee Tami works at in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico!

Join our facebook events page!


Pet Photos – Thurs. Aug. 15th 5-7pm

Paws & Claws presents “Pet Photos” Thursday Aug 15th, from 5-7 pm.
This will be part of the “3rd Thursday Dimond Stroll“!

For only $20 you receive a photo magazine with your pet on the cover. You can also include yourself or family in the photo. Inside the magazine you’ll receive 10 photos of various sizes, along with money saving coupons. One page will include a large photo with text needed if your pet is ever lost! Please sign up at Paws & Claws 510-336-0105 and join our Facebook Event Page.

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“Photo Day” Sat. July 27th, 10am-3pm

Paws & Claws is excited to announce “Photo Day” Sat. July 27th, 10am-3pm.  Receive a photo magazine for $20.00 with your pet on the cover.  Inside the magazine you’ll receive 10 photos of various sizes, along with money saving coupons.  One page will include a large photo with text needed if your pet is ever lost.  Stop by Paws & Claws and look at a sample book and sign up! 510-336-0105
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Pet Food Store: 510.336.0105
Grooming Spa: 510.336.0198

3436 Dimond Ave., Oakland, CA 94602
(Between MacArthur Blvd & Montana St.)


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