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


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Apr
5
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom meeting
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Photo credit: Barari Catalin

Facilitated by a professional grief counselor from 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 April 5 meeting is Wednesday, March 31.

May
3
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom meeting
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Photo credit: Barari Catalin

Facilitated by a professional grief counselor from 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 May 3 meeting is Wednesday, April 28.

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!

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

Facilitated by a professional grief counselor from 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 June 7meeting is Wednesday, June 2.

Aug
2
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom meeting
Aug 2 @ 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 June 7meeting is Wednesday, July 28.

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.

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.