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


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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
3
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom Meeting
Jan 3 @ 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 Jan 3 meeting is Wednesday, Dec 29.

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.

Feb
7
Mon
Virtual Pet Loss Support Group @ Online Zoom Meeting
Feb 7 @ 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 Feb 7 meeting is Wednesday, Feb 2.

Feb
19
Sat
Rattlesnake Avoidance Training @ Marin Humane
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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

Register Here!

Feb
20
Sun
Rattlesnake Avoidance Training @ Marin Humane
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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

Register Here!