As a hardcore animal lover I can appreciate your concerns. My expertise is with buyers and sellers of real estate not renters so I don't have an easy answer for you. I can though direct you to a site where you can gain a lot of valuable information about Oakland rental units: http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/CA-Oakland.html.
Here you'll get feedback from folks who have lived in the complex, what they liked and disliked, etc. If you don't mind spending a little time reviewing the comments you might come up with some good possibilities. Good luck!