Have fun and support Marin Humane by coming to one of our events!
Do you have a bored kitty at home? Are you transitioning your cat to being indoor only? Thinking about building a cat enclosurer (AKA Catio?) Does your kitty try to get your attention by doing naughty things? Have you spent lots of money on cat toys that are of no interest to your cat? Learn how to provide safe, fun environmental stimulation for your feline friend. Boredom is stressful for kitties and can lead to health and behavior problems. Learn simple, inexpensive ways to significantly enrich the life of your feline companion.
This is a virtual Zoom class.
Taught by Beth Weil
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.
Are you a first time kitten owner? Has it been awhile since you have had a kitten? Confused by the dizzying array of toys, food and litter? Is your kitten hiding, shy or biting you? Best practices of kitten care have probably changed since you last had a kitten. Attending our workshop will help you prevent problem behaviors before they begin. Socializing kittens is an important part of their education. This workshop will help your feline dreams come true!
This is a virtual Zoom class.
Taught by Beth Weil
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
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.
Love hitting the trails with your dog but worried about encountering a venomous snake? Join us for a one-day rattlesnake avoidance training seminar using positive reinforcement.
Rattlesnake avoidance training focuses on the skills you and your dog need to stay safe in your backyard or hiking the trails. Awareness is important when living in rattlesnake areas and this seminar will teach you and your dog how to respond if you cross paths with a rattler. Using only positive-reinforcement methods, we will focus on specific training behaviors, as well as visual, auditory, and olfactory cues specific to snakes. No live snakes or punishment tools are used in this seminar.
Working Spot $175, Audit Spot $75
Meet photographer Elizabeth Needham, the new “artist in residence” at Sausalito Books by the Bay, and support Marin Humane!
Elizabeth’s evocative portraits of San Quentin inmates with dogs from Marin Humane’s Pen Pal program will melt your heart. The Pen Pal program started in 2005 pairing dogs with select good behavior inmates. The dogs and inmates are allowed to live together, while working on rehabilitating the dogs for adoption. The connection between the inmates and the dogs is quite simply the definition of a win-win scenario.
All proceeds from the sale of photographs at this special event will go to Marin Humane. Anyone who donates $500 or more will receive a signed print. Elizabeth’s photography will be on display through March.
The event is free to attend, but please RSVP by registering on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sausalito-books-by-the-bay-marin-humane-fundraiser-for-pen-pal-program-tickets-277187173297
CycleBar Novato and Marin Humane are celebrating Be Kind to Animals Week today Sunday morning, before and after morning classes. Adoption animals will be on-site to greet the cyclists and raffle prizes will be awarded to those who post photos on Instagram of themselves with their furry friends – be sure to tag @cyclebarnovato. Prizes include tickets to Woofstock and gift cards to Pet Food Express.
Join Cedars and Marin Humane for Pet Parade, an exhibition of charming portraits of adopted animals! This year people submitted photos of their treasured cats, dogs, lizards, horses, chickens, and rabbits which were then drawn or painted by Cedars animal-loving artists.
Exhibition Opening Saturday, July 16, 6-8 pm and the exhibit will be viewable at the gallery through August 12, 2022.
Join us for the 11th annual Pignic 2022, a fun-filled gathering for guinea pigs and their guardians! Grab some lunch, pack up your guinea pigs, and join us for:
Cavy Costume Contest
Vegetable Eating Contest
Tickets are $5 and include one raffle ticket. You may also purchase additional raffle tickets – 2 for $5, or 5 for $10.
All proceeds benefit the small companion animals at Marin Humane.