Hayward Animal Shelter

The Hayward Animal Services Bureau provides animal field and shelter services for the City of Hayward. The shelter is open for adoptions, recovering lost pets, intake of stray dogs, and other services.

Our Story:

The Hayward Animal Shelter provides shelter and field services for the City of Hayward. Opening in 1975, the shelter has proudly served the city for 40 years! The volunteers, staff, and animals welcome you.

Our Services:

The incorporated City of Hayward is the service area for Hayward Animal Services Bureau. The shelter is open for adoptions, turning in stray dogs, recovering lost pets, and other services.

Meet the staff 


Jennie Comstock
Shelter director 

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Cristabel "Cris" Nakata-
Operations Supervisor 

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Heather "Nikki" Rappa- 
Operations Supervisor 


Animal Control Officers
Dorothy Nguyen 
Cara Kulas 
Susan Perez 

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Front Office Clerks
Traci Pimentel 
Tracy Chang 
Traci Young  


Alyse Lui- Lightfoot-
Volunteer Coordinator 


Hilary Drake
Per-diem volunteer coordinator