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Have fun and support Marin Humane by coming to one of our events!


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Nov
7
Sat
CANCELLED Virtual Animal Photography for Kids @ Online Zoom workshop
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a fun virtual photography workshop! Our theme will be “Fun with Furry Friends” as you photograph daily activities of your own companion animals. Prior camera experience is not required. Instruction and handouts on basic photography principles will be provided and the main focus of the workshop will be on techniques to capture great photos.

What you’ll need:
Digital camera or any device that has a camera
Memory card (empty) or ability to email photos

At the conclusion of the workshop each student will mail their digital storage card to the instructor or email/upload photos to a Dropbox link. Photos will be uploaded to a private gallery for viewing and the card will be returned by mail. Each student will receive a set of five original greeting cards featuring their favorite photos.

The class will be taught by Kathie Meier, longtime Marin resident, Marin Humane volunteer, and avid photographer.

Ages 8 and up.

*You’ll need access to an animal of your own for this workshop*

Cost $50

Register now!

Nov
21
Sat
VIRTUAL One-Day Camp: Dog Training! @ Online Zoom class
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, November 21
9 am – 11:30 am
Cost $50

Calling all aspiring dog trainers! In this virtual one-day camp kids will learn dog training techniques used by Marin Humane’s very own dog trainers. You’ll receive a kit with all the supplies you need. You just need to provide the dog!

We’ll also learn about dog body language and, of course, meet some furry friends!

This camp is designed for kids ages 6 and up.

Registration will close on Thursday, November 19 to allow for timely delivery of the kits.

You’ll receive a Zoom link to this virtual one-day camp in your email confirmation.

Register now!

Dec
5
Sat
VIRTUAL Paint Your Pet Workshop @ Online Zoom workshop
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday December 5
10:30 am – 12 pm
$65

Paint a portrait of your pet under the guidance of an experienced artist! No previous experience is needed

This workshop is family friendly and designed for painters of all ages.

Instructor provides: paint, canvas with pet sketch, and paintbrushes.
Participants provide: pet photo, water, and a place to paint.

Paint kits will be available for curbside pickup at San Rafael Wine and Design. More information will be given upon registration. Please notify us if you will need assistance picking up your paint kits.

After you’ve registered for the workshop, please email a high-quality photo of your pet to: education@marinhumane.org with the subject line “Paint Your Pet.”

Photo requirements:
1. Headshots only
2. Very clear/not at all blurry
3. Camera level to the pet
4. Eyes open
5. Mouth closed
6. Close-up

The instructor will transfer the outline of your pet onto a 11″ x 14″ canvas before the workshop. The canvas and all other paint supplies will be provided!

Price is per animal drawn. If you want to paint two animals, please purchase two tickets.

Photos must be received no later than Sunday, November 29.

Buy your tickets now!

Feb
20
Sat
VIRTUAL One-Day Camp: Dog Training! @ Online Zoom class
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, February 20
9 am – 11:30 am
Cost $50

The workshop is full!

Calling all aspiring dog trainers! In this virtual one-day camp, kids will learn dog training techniques used by Marin Humane’s very own dog trainers. You’ll receive a kit with all the supplies you need. You just need to provide the dog!

We’ll also learn about dog body language and, of course, meet some furry friends!

This camp is designed for kids ages 6 and up.

Registration will close on Thursday, February 18 to allow for timely delivery of the kits.

You’ll receive a Zoom link to this virtual one-day camp in your email confirmation.

 

Apr
13
Tue
The Link Between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence @ Online event
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

You’re invited to a free, special seminar on the link between domestic violence and animal abuse and what we can do to prevent it.

Join Center for Domestic Peace and Marin Humane to build community around this critical topic. We’ll take a deeper dive into the research, explore ways to identify abuse, and provide practical steps to take to help people and animals in need. April is dedicated to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

National expert Dr. Phil Arkow, the coordinator of the National Link Coalition – the National Resource Center on the The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence, will be the speaker at this important event. You will also learn about resources both Marin Humane and Center for Domestic Peace offer to people and pets in our community.

This free seminar is designed for professionals in the fields of law enforcement, veterinary medicine, animal welfare, and human services, yet all interested are welcome.

Register now!

May
8
Sat
VIRTUAL Paint Your Pet Workshop @ Online Zoom workshop
May 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday May 8
10:30 am – 12 pm
$65

Paint a portrait of your pet under the guidance of an experienced artist! No previous experience is needed.

This workshop is family friendly and designed for painters of all ages.

Instructor provides: paint, canvas with pet sketch, and paintbrushes.
Participants provide: pet photo, water, and a place to paint.

Paint kits will be available for curbside pickup at San Rafael Wine and Design. More information will be given upon registration. Please notify us if you will need assistance picking up your paint kits.

After you’ve registered for the workshop, please email a high-quality photo of your pet to: education@marinhumane.org with the subject line “Paint Your Pet.”

Photo requirements:
1. Headshots only
2. Very clear/not at all blurry
3. Camera level to the pet
4. Eyes open
5. Mouth closed
6. Close-up

The instructor will transfer the outline of your pet onto a 11″ x 14″ canvas before the workshop. The canvas and all other paint supplies will be provided!

Price is per animal drawn. If you want to paint two animals, please purchase two tickets.

Photos must be received no later than Sunday, May 2.

Buy your tickets now!

Aug
29
Sun
Bay Area Pignic 2021 @ Marin Humane
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for the 10th annual Bay Area Pignic – a fun-filled gathering for guinea pigs and their owners. Grab some lunch, pack up your guinea pigs, and join in the fun!

Cavy Costume Contest
Vegetable Eating Contest
Raffle
Bake Sale
Health Checks
Grooming
…and more!

Tickets are $5 and include one raffle ticket. You may also purchase additional raffle tickets – 2 for $5, or 5 for $10.

Prizes include:

Loft bed from BlackPawWhitePaw
Abbie Manor from BlackPawWhitePaw
Sonoma Canopy Tours zip line
Stationary and stickers from NoriStudio
Stickers & guinea pig hotel sign from MonDesign
Stationary from AmyFrances
Tipi bed from Kavee Cage
Sofa and guinea pig crash pad from Fat Bottomed Boars Bedding
Flat Cavy from FlatBonnie

Buy tickets here!

All proceeds will benefit the small companion animals at Marin Humane.

 

Sep
10
Fri
It’s Raining Cats & Dogs: A Collaborative Art Exhibition @ Artist Within: A Cedars Gallery
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In a summer of severe drought, save water, pray for rain, and visit the Cedars Artist Within Gallery where it’s raining cats and dogs! Cedars has teamed up with Marin Humane for a purr-fect partnership and collaboration for this current exhibition.

 

Cedars artists had the op-paw-tunity to work from over eighty photos of pets lucky enough to have Marin Humane staff as their guardians. The result: a show worth wagging your tail over!

The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 6 – 8pm, and the exhibit will be viewable at the gallery September 10 – November 26, 2021.

Oct
2
Sat
Pet First Aid & CPR @ Marin Humane
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Presented by American Safety & Health Institute certified instructor Peter Pay, this hands-on workshop teaches basic lifesaving techniques and preparedness, including basic pet first aid, CPR training, rescue breathing, restraint and muzzling, choking management, poison response, and much more.

Included in the First Aid & CPR workshop is a first aid workbook and completion certificate.

Please leave your animals at home. “Resus-a-dog” and “Resus-a-cat” manikins will be available for hands-on training.

Cost $75

Space is limited for this workshop; pre-registration is required.
Register now!

NOTE: Workshop will be held in the Auditorium to allow for adequate spacing. Masks are also required for the duration of the workshop.

Oct
30
Sat
Dogtober Fest @ Strawberry Village Mall
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello! Strawberry Village will be hosting DOGtoberfest on Saturday, October 30th from 12pm-3pm for a paws-a-tively spooktacular afternoon!

DOGtoberfest will be geared toward pet-lovers and their four-legged family members. The activities will include a variety of free pet related activities including free pet photos, pet sketch artist, a police K-9 unit, a pet psychic and pet adoptions, plus Trick-or-Treating and our famous Pet Costume Contest! This year we have a real treat  Hopalong Animal Rescue and Marin Humane have come together and are now partners!
Hopalong, now a division of Marin Humane, shares their mission which is  to ” transform lives through exceptional animal care, humane education, and advocacy. Every day, we inspire compassion and positive relationships between people and animals.” This union now means that even more “lives are made happy!”

Registration for the Pet Costume Contest will benefit both organizations and their critical work rescuing thousands of animals in need each year!

Howl’oween Pet Costume Contest, 2-3pm
All pets and their humans who register for the Costume Contest, held outside Woodlands Pet Food & Treats will get their turn to strut on the red carpet to show off their Howl’oween costume and personality for the judges. Every pet will receive a prize for participating! Special awards will be given for Most Houndsome and Paws-atively Most Fetching, to name a few.

Registration sign-ups will be at Woodlands Pet Food & Treats (Strawberry Village location only) anytime during business hours until October 30th. Registration is $10 ($15 on October 30th) and includes goodies for all pets, compliments of Woodlands Pet Food & Treats. 100% of the registration fee will be donated to Hopalong Animal Rescue & Marin Humane.

Trick or Treating, 12-3pm
Merchants participating in the Marketing Fund will be provided Halloween candy and treats to distribute to all of the ghouls and goblins that stop by. You will need to provide you own receptacle for the candy. Merchants who are not part of the Marketing Fund are welcome to distribute their own candy and treats.

Piazza Parking Closure
The front half of the Piazza parking area between Starbucks/Aloh-O Poke and The Spanish Table/Pizza Antica will be closed to traffic and parking until approximately 4:00pm on Saturday, October 30th.