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


Looking for the full list of Behavior & Training classes?
Cat Workshops   Dog Classes

Sep
19
Sun
Online What is My Cat Saying? @ Zoom
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cats are probably the most misunderstood of all domestic animals. Would you like to better understand what your cat is saying and how your body language affects your communication with your feline friends? You’ll get new insights into cat behavior.

This is a virtual Zoom class. If you haven’t used Zoom before, we can help you get set up before class starts.

Taught by Beth Weil

Cost $20

Register Now!

Sep
25
Sat
GALA 2021 @ Marin Humane, Novato Campus
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a fur-tastic night under the stars celebrating the thousands of happy animals who found their forever homes thanks to your support of Marin Humane. The in-person program will feature heart-warming stories of animals and a very special Fund-a-Need that will enable us to save even more animals for years to come.

Tickets on now on sale!

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
4
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom meeting
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Photo credit: Barari Catalin

Facilitated by a professional grief counselor from By the Bay Health (formerly Hospice by the Bay), this free virtual meeting will allow you to connect with others who have experienced the loss of a loved animal. The grief we experience when we lose an animal companion is unique, so come share your grief and learn skills to help you on your journey toward healing.

Interested parties should call Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW, at 415.444.9205. She will review expectations and accept registrations. A direct Zoom link will be emailed to those who are enrolled.

Registration deadline for the Oct 4 meeting is Wednesday, Sept 29.

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.

 

Nov
1
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom meeting
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Photo credit: Barari Catalin

Facilitated by a professional grief counselor from By the Bay Health, this free virtual meeting will allow you to connect with others who have experienced the loss of a loved animal. The grief we experience when we lose an animal companion is unique, so come share your grief and learn skills to help you on your journey toward healing.

Interested parties should call Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW, at 415.444.9205. She will review expectations and accept registrations. A direct Zoom link will be emailed to those who are enrolled.

Registration deadline for the Nov 1 meeting is Wednesday, Oct 27.

Nov
6
Sat
Snow Fest @ Sports Basement
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

SnowFest presented by Palisades Tahoe is back and coming to your local Sports Basement! Get exclusive discounts on the best gear, enter to win incredible prizes, snag some pretty sweet deals on lift tickets, and chat with reps from over 40 snow industry brands at Sports Basement’s annual celebration of snow. And let’s not forget about the beer – all proceeds from the Give Back 6-Pack benefit Marin Humane. Grab your free ticket on Eventbrite and join us on November 6 at Sports Basement Novato!

Nov
16
Tue
Holiday Pet Food Drive
Nov 16 – Nov 30 all-day

Can you imagine giving up your pet simply because you couldn’t afford food or veterinary care? Sadly, many people in our community are faced with that very real dilemma. But we can change that.

Help us fill our shelves with pet food for hundreds of Marin pets whose guardians are facing tough times.

We’re supporting more than 600 Marin families through our Pet Safety Net and Pet Care Assistance programs, and with your donations, treasured pets will get to stay in their loving homes.

There are three easy ways to help!

• Buy an electronic gift card from AmazonPet Food ExpressTarget, or Safeway and send it contactless to petfooddrive@marinhumane.org. We can then buy the needed food.
• Buy an item (or two!) from our Amazon wish list and it’ll be delivered directly to us.
• Drop off pet food donations or gift cards in the donation barrels at our main campus in Novato. Items of greatest need are dry cat food, canned cat food, and canned dog food.

Mailing address:

Pet Food Drive 
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd

Novato, CA 94949

Dec
6
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom meeting
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Photo credit: Barari Catalin

Facilitated by a professional grief counselor from By the Bay Health, this free virtual meeting will allow you to connect with others who have experienced the loss of a loved animal. The grief we experience when we lose an animal companion is unique, so come share your grief and learn skills to help you on your journey toward healing.

Interested parties should call Mimi DeGennaro, LCSW, at 415.444.9205. She will review expectations and accept registrations. A direct Zoom link will be emailed to those who are enrolled.

Registration deadline for the Dec 6 meeting is Wednesday, Dec 1.

Jan
15
Sat
Aggression and Reactivity in Dogs Workshop @ Marin Humane Auditorium
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm

Join aggression expert Michael Shikashio, CDBC for a two-day workshop for dog guardians and dog professionals at Marin Humane! During this unique event, Michael will be working with pet parents who are experiencing reactivity issues with their own dogs. Pet professionals will be able to attend and gain insight into helping dogs and clients with this common issue. If you are a dog professional, don’t miss out on learning useful techniques and strategies for your work with dogs who have a history of aggression! Working spots allow for one dog and two individuals, so pet parents and their professional trainers can attend as a team.

Cost: Audit Spot- $250; Working Spot- $600

More info and to register.