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

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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!

Sausalito Books by the Bay Fundraiser for Pen Pals of San Quentin @ Sausalito Books by the Bay
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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:

Be Kind to Animals Week at Cycle Bar Novato @ Cycle Bar Novato
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

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.

Pet Parade: A Collaborative Art Exhibition @ Artist Within- A Cedars Gallery
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Bay Area Pignic 2022 @ Marin Humane
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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
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.

Buy tickets here!

All proceeds benefit the small companion animals at Marin Humane.

Dogtober Fest @ Strawberry Village mall
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hello! Strawberry Village will be hosting DOGtoberfest on Saturday, October 29th from 12pm-3pm for a paws-a-tively spooktacular afternoon!

Activities will include a variety of pet related activities including pet photos, pet sketch artist, and pet adoptions, plus Trick-or-Treating and our famous Pet Costume Contest!

Register your pet at Woodlands Pet Food & Treats for the pet costume contest through 10/28.

Living with Wild Cats in the Bay Area @ Marin Humane Auditorium
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bay Area is home to some amazing wildlife, including mountain lions and bobcats so it’s important that we are informed about how to coexist with them and how to prevent human-wildlife conflict. In this seminar, Zara McDonald and Alys Granados from the Felidae Fund’s Bay Area Puma Project ( will tell you about mountain lion ecology, our camera trap research, address some myths and misconceptions, and importantly, share tips about how we can facilitate coexistence with these wild cats in the Bay Area.

The seminar is free, but advance registration is requested. Please register before 3/1 at:

Sponsoring organizations:


Wild Care’s Family Nature Day @ Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm