After playing their show in San Francisco on June 2nd, Tim from Handsome Ghost stopped by the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter to perform "Fool" for some of the dogs. 



Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) shelters and cares for lost and abandoned companion animals of Alameda, Calif. It reunites lost pets with their owners, finds new homes for the homeless, and attempts to prevent animal cruelty through education and community programs. FAAS is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Five-time Reader's Choice award winner Best Nonprofit Group (Alameda Magazine, 2014-2018)

Three-time winner for Best Charitable Event (Alameda Magazine 2016-2018).




Though most of the pups have been happily adopted already, three remain searching for their forever homes. To see all available animals, visit 



Hi, I'm Sterling! I'm a very sweet 6-year-old boy. A few of my favorite things are playing tag, zooming around the yard, and showing off my tricks (sit, down, stay). I like lazy days on the couch and being petted and taken for walks. I'm a pretty easy-going guy! Oh, and I'm housetrained. Impressed yet? If so, I hope you'll stop by my kennel at FAAS and see if we click. I'm looking for a loving forever person or couple who can keep up with me. Here's hoping to see you soon!



Arthur is 4 years old and his adoption fee is waived. He’s a medium size chocolate brown dog who is good on leash and loves to have his back scratched. He loves people but would like to be your only dog. Arthur is not available for adoption right now but he will be ready for his forever home soon!



Hi, I'm Zeus, and I'm part American pit bull and part Dalmatian. I'm 7 years old. I'm mostly white but have black spots all over, especially on my soft, floppy ears. I love people and greet everyone I meet with wags and kisses. I'm a little skittish when I go for walks; the outdoors is overwhelming to me, especially when I see other dogs -- I must have led a very sheltered life before I came to FAAS! But FAAS is teaching me how to walk calmly on a leash and I come with six weeks of free canine training. You know what else is free? My adoption! A nice FAAS supporter has already paid my fee. I feel lucky to have so many people helping me. All that's left is finding a home that will love and continue to help me continue to blossom into a confident companion. I'm not ready to be taken to my forever home, but I really hope we can meet soon..!




If you're in the San Francisco/ Alameda area, here are a few ways you can get involved



The Annual After The Ball Fundraiser and Gala is October 4th. Buy tickets for an evening on the USS Hornet supporting FAAS!


If you're looking for a new member to add to your family, check out the available dogs (and other animals) at FAAS


There are lots of ways to donate to help FAAS continue to rescue and serve animals in the Alameda / San Francisco area. Visit to see all the options and do your part!