From reuniting lost pets with their worried families to low-cost spay/neuter, we’re here to help.
Dog Licensing: Keep your dog’s paw on the right side of the law! A dog license is required by law for all dogs over the age of four months who live in Marin County. For more information about licensing your dog, updating your record, address changes, or notification of deceased pets, email or call 415.506.6220.
Search Lost Pets: Our online database is a good place to start looking for your pet when it has gone missing. We post photos when possible, along with details of where and when the animals was found.
In addition to Marin Humane’s role as a nonprofit animal shelter, we also provide animal services for the county of Marin. County residents can count on the support of our Animal Services Officers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There is also a self-service night receiving kennel at our Novato shelter that is always available.
Last year, Animal Services Officers answered 3,462 emergency calls and responded to an additional 3,025 calls for assistance. They also investigated 1,400 complaints. We’re here to help people with:
Complaints: Marin Humane relies on our community to let us know about suspected cruelty or neglect, animals in distress (like a dog left in a hot car), aggressive animals or wildlife feeding.
County Ordinances: Marin Humane upholds county ordinances related to animals.
Disaster Preparedness: Marin Humane developed and maintains a countywide animal disaster plan in the event of a disaster or emergency. Together with the Marin County Office of Emergency Services, the American Red Cross and other key agencies, Marin Humane Society provides food, shelter, medication, and transportation for those families who need help with their pets in the event of an emergency.
Coexisting with Wildlife: Marin Humane responds to calls involving sick, injured, dead or rabies-suspect wildlife. Please call 415.883.4621 to report wildlife in distress. We also provide information for coexistence with wildlife and zoonotic diseases, as well as local wildlife resources.
Companions in Crisis: If you’re afraid of leaving an abusive situation because of concern for your pet’s safety, Marin Humane can help by confidentially protecting and caring for your pet. Call the Marin Humane Society at 415.883.4621, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Advisories: We all love our pets. Let’s keep them safe, in times of emergency and every day.
Emergency Veterinary Assistance: Here are some resources for when you find yourself and pet in an emergency situation
Low Cost Services: Marin Humane offers low cost services to pet guardians, including spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchipping.
Cremation & Euthanasia: We understand that the decision to say goodbye to a pet is extremely difficult and we promise to do our part to make your pet’s passing gentle and pain free.
Whether it’s kitty quandaries or canine questions, our Behavior & Training department is here to help you! We not only offer group and private classes, but you can sign up for a consultation for your dog or cat and even call our behavior hotlines for a little guidance.