Greetings Volunteers!

Happy Pride from everyone at Marin Humane!

Shelter update: We currently have 356 animals in our collective care. 209 are at Marin Humane: 77 animals in foster and 132 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner, including: 20 dogs, 4 puppies, 45 cats, 23 kittens, 18 rabbits, 9 guinea pigs, 4 rodents, 6 reptiles, and 3 birds. 147 animals are with Hopalong: 23 animals in the Oakland office and 124 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies are in foster or offsite adoption sites!

Adoptions update: A new week of adoptions is here! Check out last week’s amazing adopters and the lucky animals they took home. We have so many more still waiting so head to our website to meet them all. And if you’re in the mood to get the full scoop on who found their new homes, here’s the Adoption Report.

Hopalong happenings! This adorable pup is Noodle! Noodle came into the Hopalong Foster Program at the start of this week, and after a few hours at Hopalong’s Oakland office, he was delighted to be picked up and taken to his foster home. His foster mom had her last foster pup adopted on the 10th at our Greenbrae mobile adoption event, and now we’re hoping Noodle might find his forever home this Saturday the 17th at our San Rafael mobile adoption event! We’re so grateful to have wonderful fosters, who can jump in on short notice and care for our pups along their way to adoption, however long it takes! Interested in giving fostering a try? Let us know!!

You’re awesome! We asked…and you delivered! Last week, we put out an urgent plea for pet food donations — and we are blown away by the immediate and generous response! Literal truckloads of pet food have been delivered to us and we cannot be more grateful. Hundreds of people in our community rely on our Pet Safety Net program to provide regular pet food for their beloved companions but after a decline in donations, our cupboards had become bare. Now, thanks to you, we can continue to make our weekly deliveries to food banks, social services organizations, and directly to people’s homes so they never have to worry about how they’re going to feed their pets. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Volunteer needed in Community Engagement: As you saw in the post above, with the tremendous growth of our safety net programs, the Community Engagement department is in desperate need of a volunteer to help with data entry. This job can be done from the comfort of your home. You’ll work with the outstanding Community Engagement team to enter services provided to clients into their cloud-based software program. Do you have a few hours a week to devote to helping this department which is dedicated to helping pets? If so, email Shilo Landis, Community Engagement Coordinator, at slandis@marinhumane.org. Thank you!

B&Tea Blog: Petey, a great little Terrier at the Marin Humane shelter, has been featured on social media a lot in the hopes he will find his forever home. He deserves it! He is spirited, affectionate, fun and smart. Petey is the star in this week’s Behavior and Training blog to tell everyone what a special guy he is! Enjoy “Who needs four good legs, anyways?,” penned by Dog Pet Pal Neil Lurssen :).

Tails of Marin: Got a dog who barks way too much? This week’s Tails of Marin offers some tips: Too Much Barking Here’s How To Combat It.

Cedars pet parade: We invite you to share your love for your pet by submitting a photo of them for a very special project with Cedars, a nonprofit that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. For the third year in a row, Cedars is hosting Pet Parade, an art exhibition at their gallery in San Anselmo and the subject is animals from Marin Humane! Clients of Cedars will select the pet they wish to paint and their work will be displayed in this beautiful gallery. Opening night of Pet Parade will be Friday, September 8. Submitting your pet’s photo does not guarantee it will be painted however, if it is, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to buy the art prior to it being hung in the gallery. When the exhibit is over, you can take your special artwork home! Painting prices range from $65-$250 (half of the sale price goes to the artist, with the remainder going to Cedars and Marin Humane!). If you’d like to be a part of this unique project which supports Cedars and Marin Humane, please provide the following information in an email to events manager Molly Foley at mfoley@marinhumane.org by July: your pet(s) name, your name, your email, phone number, and permission to be on Cedars mailing list (yes or no). Photo can be of multiple animals but must not contain any people. Please reach out to Molly if you have any questions! For more about the program see this article.

Look forward to seeing many of you at the Volunteer Party on Saturday 🙂

Candace