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The ASTRO Foundation is excited to announce that we will soon be opening our new Pet Adoption Center located at 157 N 5th St. in downtown Oakdale, CA (corner of E and 5th Ave.). This building will provide a much-needed ASTRO Foundation Adoption Center and office from which our new Director of Adoption Services, Megan Scoullar, will operate. We will hold periodic adoption events for dogs and puppies, although they won’t be able to live there 24/7. The building will house cats and kittens ‘round the clock and allow for volunteers to provide for their daily care. Check out the photo of our new community cat room below!  If you would like to volunteer, please email Megan@astrofoundation.org.  

In 2020, we adopted out approximately 1,000 pets (a new record)! You have all stepped up to help us with additional monetary and product donations, along with a willingness to foster and adopt homeless pets.

Our incredible ASTRO Thrift & Gift Shop continues to support these efforts by generating funds through your generous donations and shopping efforts. Thank you City of Oakdale for your support of ASTRO Thrift & Gift Shop!

As you may know, the ASTRO Foundation had previously purchased a one-acre lot on Wakefield Court in 2018 on which to ultimately build a 4,800 sf no-kill shelter. We had planned to initiate a capital campaign in 2020 to raise the funds to build. Unfortunately, COVID and its effect on the economy and resources forced us to forego that plan and pivot to a project which could be implemented more immediately. 

We extend our deepest gratitude to you for your donations, your patronage, your assistance, and your ongoing love and support for our mission to save as many of these fur-babies as possible. If you have not done so already, please consider joining our PAW IT FORWARD club as a recurring donor. Your tax-deductible donation will automatically be deducted every month. These donations go a long way in helping us sustain our work year-round. To join, click on the DONATE button at the top of our website.  

You can also create a lasting legacy by purchasing a commemorative brick for the new Adoption Center.  Please see click HERE to learn more about that program.  

If you would like to pledge a larger amount to go toward the pay-off of the new ASTRO Foundation Adoption Center, please contact us at info@astrofoundation.org. We will be structuring a building recognition and sponsorship program very soon.  Stay tuned!

Nothing we do would be possible without YOU! We appreciate all of you and wish you a safe, joyous holiday season.



Sponsored by Nina Smith
in Memory of Butch Smith



You Can Make a Difference


ASTRO Foundation is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization dedicated to rescuing homeless cats and dogs from the communities of Oakdale and Riverbank.  ASTRO Foundation rescues approximately 1,000 pets per year. 

In order to continue this life-saving work, ASTRO Foundation purchased a building in downtown Oakdale, CA at 157 N 5th St. from which to operate its first official PET ADOPTION CENTER! 

n order to help support this effort, ASTRO Foundation is selling commemorative bricks and tiles.  Your purchase will create a lasting tribute to a beloved pet or loved one and help us continue this very important mission.  



You Can Make a Difference

If you have some free time and a passion for helping homeless cats and dogs, consider joining our team! 

We have a wide variety of volunteer positions available, ranging from Cattery Caretaker and Foster Caregiver to Pet Photographer and Events Assistant.  Schedules are flexible!  Volunteers of all ages are welcome. 

The adoption center is located at 157 N. 5th St. in downtown Oakdale, CA at the corner of 5th & E St. and will be opening soon!