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

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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

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

Looking for the 2022 event? Right this way, please!


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
Bake Sale
Health Checks
…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.


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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.