From reuniting lost pets with their worried families to offering help for struggling pet parents in Marin, 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, or notification of deceased pets, email us 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 animal was found.
Admissions and Intake: If you’re faced with the challenge of having to balance your companion animal’s needs with changes in your life, we’re here to help. We offer resources and support to help you make the best decisions for you and your pet.
Financial Assistance: Our Pet Care Assistance program and Pet Safety Net can help pets of low-income residents in need.
Marin Animal Services: 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 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 Marin Humane 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.
Pet Safety Net for low-income Marin residents, including spay/neuter assistance.
Emergency Veterinary Assistance: We offer resources for when you find yourself and your pet in an emergency situation.
Low-Cost Services: Marin Humane offers low-cost vaccinations and microchipping to pet guardians.
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.