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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

Jul
10
Sat
Wine Country Canine Fun Run @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa
Gates open at 7:30 am

Does your dog like to run and chase things?  Then canine sprinting is the sport for you and your dog!

Come see the newest and fastest growing canine sport in the country. ALL DOGS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE! Puppies need to be six months old. No experience necessary – FREE newcomer clinic.

Flights (runs) for small, medium, and large dogs. Separate runs for puppies, senior dogs, and for kids (11 to 17 years) with parents.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy prizes, surprises, and fun!

$25 per run. 100% of net proceeds go to Marin Humane.

Hosted by the Canine Commandos Competitive Sprint Team for Fast Dogs USA.

Details and entry forms here!

Jul
25
Sun
ONLINE How To Train Your Cat @ Online Zoom class
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Many people believe that cats can’t be trained, but they CAN be! We’ll teach you how to communicate with your cat and provide mental stimulation using positive reinforcement techniques to train away unwanted behaviors. This is a really great way to bond, or enhance your bond, with your cat.

This is an online ZOOM class.

Cost $20

Taught by Beth Weil

Register now!

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.

Aug
19
Thu
Online Kittens 101 @ Zoom
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you a first-time kitten guardian or has it been awhile since you’ve had a kitten? Best practices of kitten care have evolved. Confused by the dizzying array of toys, food, and litter?  Is your kitten hiding or biting you? Learn how to alleviate problem behaviors like jumping on the counter and scratching furniture. Socializing kittens is an important part of their education.

This is an online ZOOM class.

Cost $15

Taught by Beth Weil

Register Now!

Aug
22
Sun
Online How to Train Your Cat @ Zoom
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Many people believe that cats can’t be trained, but they CAN be! We’ll teach you how to communicate with your cat and provide mental stimulation using positive reinforcement techniques to train away unwanted behaviors. This is a really great way to bond, or enhance your bond, with your cat.

This is an online ZOOM class.

Cost $20

Taught by Beth Weil

Register Now!

Aug
28
Sat
Separation Anxiety Seminar @ Marin Humane
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Presented by Malena DeMartini, CTC

8:30 am – 12:30 pmfor dog guardians
Cost $50

Separation anxiety affects approximately 50% of pet dogs in the US. We understand that it’s not only extremely challenging for the dog, but also a tremendous reason for worry and frustration to the pet parent. There is good news though – separation anxiety is indeed fixable. You’ll learn what separation anxiety is, the myths that surround it, and information with which to base your training. The process is a slow and systematic one, but if treated correctly, the prognosis for separation anxiety is excellent.

1:30 – 5:30 pm – for professional dog trainers and behavior consultants
Cost $75

While the prevalence of separation anxiety has always been high, we’re starting to see increases of epidemic proportions as the world starts to reopen post-pandemic. The good news is that this is a fixable issue. While there is no one-size-fits-all training plan for separation anxiety, there are many standard operating procedures that we’ll review, including how to create a systematic training protocol and how many common treatment options are not actually helpful. Dog professionals will leave with an in-depth direction on how to proceed with their separation anxiety clients.

More information and register

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
5
Sun
Online Feline Environment Enrichment @ Zoom
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Cost $15

Register Now!

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.

Sep
12
Sun
Online Kittens 101 @ Zoom
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Cost $15

Register Now!