Abio Cares is an East Bay volunteer project.
It’s about you. It’s about home. It’s about community. It’s about time. Join us 🙂 !
Abio Cares is is a grassroots program committed to giving back to our East Bay community. Our volunteers donate their time to coastal cleanups, winter coat drives, animal rescues (see Take Me Home Tuesdays below!), packing food at the Alameda County Community food bank, and so much more.
Take Me Home Tuesdays
Abio helps find homes for more than just people! Each Tuesday, we partner with a local shelter to feature an adoptable animal who needs a fur-ever home and a chance at life. Follow #TakeMeHomeTuesday here, on Instagram, and on Facebook. Your new best friend could be a click away!
Meet Levy! This adorable 2-year-old, 15lbs terrier mix is all legs, no neck, and wins the award for the best smile. When Levy meets new people, he grins from ear to ear, and does the most excited wiggles. He loves all people and most dogs (slow introductions are the key with him) and is so excited to make new friends. If you sit down he will gladly hop into your lap for some snuggles. He is full of life and personality. Our friends at Rocket Dog Rescue, who are caring for Levy, say he’s still learning about being on a leash, but patience is a virtue, especially when adopting a dog. He has met quite a few children and done great with all of them, even very young toddlers. With that said, being picked up isn’t his cup of tea, so we’re asking for dog-savvy children 12 and up in the household. Learn how to adopt Levy here:
Meet Rapidash! Dash is an approximately one-year-old German Shepherd who weighs 75 pounds. Despite being a puppy, Dash is very easy going. He loves car rides and adventures, hiking and playing with his friends. Our friends at Rocket Dog Rescue, who are caring for Dash, say he is so well behaved and is great on leash.
Meet Buddy! He’s an eight year old, well mannered, mixed breed with lots of life, energy and love to give. He’s happiest around people and loves attention. Buddy loves a good long walk around the neighborhood or a visit to the park. Our friends at the sanctuary say he is very well behaved and knows all the basic commands, as well as having great leash manners. That’s why he’s a volunteer staff favorite!
Meet Manny! This sweet 2-year-old is full of love! He’s the perfect combo of spunky and sweet, according to our friends at Animal Rescue Foundation, who are caring for Manny. He loves to snuggle (a sturdy snuggler at 69 lbs 😜) or be with you in the great outdoors. Learn how to adopt Manny here:
Meet Sydney! Our friends at Rocket Dog Rescue, who are caring for Sydney, say she is the sweetest, calmest husky you’ll ever meet. She is still a husky, though, and needs an active home to keep her engaged and happy. This 3-year-old loves walks, hikes, runs, naps, cuddles, and treats. She buddies well with medium-sized energetic dogs but not small pooches or cats.
Meet Lincoln! Six-year-old Lincoln is a handsome and refined gentleman who enjoys taking walks, socializing with other chill dogs, and fitting in a good nap. Our friends at ARF, who are caring for Lincoln, say this distinguished pup is a very special dog who will need some TLC due to chronic kidney disease. Do you have room in your heart and home?
Meet: Pinky! She’s an 18-month-old Shepherd mix (~65 pounds) who is energetic, loving, and super smart. She is an extremely affectionate, playful pup who just loves being around people. Pinkie loves her walks and does well on leash but will benefit from continued leash training.
Pinky is dog-friendly and does well with like-minded pups (read: energetic and playful). She enjoys playing with her toys, especially her squeaky ones! She is outgoing and people-oriented, so is looking for a household where she is a big part of the family. She will thrive in a home that would be able to provide her with daily exercise, such as hikes and long walks. Active people are encouraged to apply. Pinky is also happy sitting quietly by, watching the world go by, after some good fun is had.
Meet 6-year-old Merle: a chill and dependable guy. You can really tell his Mama Tried! No use resisting – That’s the Way Love Goes. If you need a cure for the Working Man Blues, Come Home to Me-rle! Merle (who may or may not be aware of his musical namesake Merle Haggard) is being cared for by our friends at the Animal Rescue Foundation. #takemehometuesday
All animals are spayed, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and ready to go home with you. If you have a full house, consider a temp gig as a foster pet parent.
Follow us on Facebook to be the first to see each week’s adoptable pet.
Our community work
Connect with @abioproperties on Facebook for news on our latest volunteer events and pets up for adoption!
Abio Cares: Donate to Help Clean Up A Veteran’s First Home for the Holidays
After 62-year-old Army veteran Eddie Mitchell and his disabled wife Ve learned the rent on their Antioch apartment would be doubled this past spring, they didn’t think they’d ever find secure housing again.
The Abio Team Doing A Coastal Cleanup On MLK Day Of Service
Abios getting together on Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service to clean up MLK Park in Oakland
Abio Cares Volunteering at the Alameda County Community Food Bank
Monday morning at the ACCFB helping bag and sort peppers and green apples for East Bay families in need.
Abio Cares Hosts an Annual Winter Coat Drive
Abio Realtor, Julie Sullivan, has been organizing a coat drive with One Warm Coat for over 14 years and we were grateful she brought the initiative to Abio when she joined! Abio donated 373 coats in the winter of 2018!
Abios Dedicate Their Time to Local Literacy & Education
Abio agent, Elisabeth Watson, was President of the Berkeley Library Foundation for 5 years during their capital campaign. Fellow Abio agent, Larry Jacobs, is on the committees for Youth and Adult Education at Temple Isaiah, Member of Citizen Oversite Committee for Moraga School Bond Measure V, & on the School Site Committee at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School.
An Abio Dedicating Her Time To Mentoring Youth
Abio agent, Felicia Mares, mentors children at the ESCAPE Club (an outdoor education group), which she was part of when she was a kid! She drives them to and from activities and helps them build connections outside of family and school.
An Abio Agent Helping Families Break the Multi-Generational Cycle of Violence
Abio agent, Juliane Hummer, is on the Executive Board for STAND! For Families Free of Violence, the only domestic violence agency in Contra Costa County.
Our community partners
Want to join the Abio Cares team? We’d love to have you! Just send us an email/ﬁll out the form below, and we’ll be in touch about upcoming volunteer opportunities.