Greetings from Volunteer Services! February 17, 2021

Categories: Blog, Other, Volunteers

Greetings Volunteers,

With the cold and snow storms blasting much of the country, I feel lucky to live in such a mild climate. In fact, one of our trees has already started to bloom … yeah, spring is on the way 🙂

Shelter update: We currently have 93 animals in our care: 42 animals in foster and 51 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 10 dogs, 18 cats, 11 kittens, 9 parrots, 2 guinea pigs, and 1 pigeon. Since March 16th, we have done 1,666 adoptions.

 Adoptions update: Congratulations to all those who adopted a new pal this week. Here’s the slideshow of happy animals and their new, happy families.

Happy ending: Every week, our adoptions staff receives updates from adopters. This week, we were thrilled to learn that Gaia has adjusted well in her new home. Her new guardians said she loves all people and has met their friends’ cats and dogs and gets along great with all of them. Gaia is also super gentle with their two year old daughter and loves to snuggle with the family. We’re so happy for Gaia and her new family!

Tails of Marin: “If you have neighbors nearby, chances are you’ll hear barking dogs. And with more people adding dogs to their families and more of us working from home, the chorus of barking can drive even the most ardent dog lovers a bit batty.” Read this week’s Tails of Marin on what to do if barking is driving you batty.

Job opportunity: We’re currently accepting applications/resumes for a full time (32 hours/week) Humane Education Coordinator. This position works with all the youth volunteers, and much more. Check-out the Humane Education Coordinator Job Description for more details. To apply, please use this link to create an applicant account, complete an employment application and upload a resume.

Volunteer opportunity: In the fall of last year, we recruited Outside Shelter Greeter volunteers to help customers who stopped by the shelter Tuesdays through Sundays. The Outside Greeter provides assistance and direction to the public in a friendly and positive manner. Now, we’d like to add Greeters to assist customers who might stop by the shelter on Mondays. The shifts are 10am-12pm, 12-2pm, and 2-4pm. To learn more, here’s the Outside Greeter Job Description. If you’re interested in this Monday role, please email Candace and calexander@marinhumane.org. Thanks!

Blog, blog, blog: Did you know that Marin Humane has many blogs available to the public to entertain and inform? Well, we do, and here are some links to more great reading: Advocacy Blog, Behavior & Training Blog, Student Service Club Blog, and of course, the Volunteer Blog. Happy reading :).

Hope you’re stayin’ warm and safe!

Anne and Candace