Greetings Volunteers,

What. A. Day. With nearly 1,000 animal-loving guests, scores of (incredibly) well-behaved dogs, two rockin’ bands, 34 vendors, five food trucks, and 70 (fabulous) volunteers, Woofstock 2023 was our biggest and best-ever community event! Thank you to all those who volunteered during and after Woofstock, attended the event, donated an item to the raffle, & donated a bottle of wine to the Dog Collar Wine Toss Game — we couldn’t have hosted such a fantastic event without you! See below for even more photos!

Shelter update: We currently have 321 animals in our collective care. 190 are at Marin Humane: 91 animals in foster and 99 animals in the shelter/Kitty Corner, including: 16 dogs, 6 puppies, 40 cats, 5 kittens, 17 rabbits, 9 guinea pigs, and 6 rodents. 131animals are with Hopalong: 16 animals in the Oakland office and 115 cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies are in foster or offsite adoption sites!

Adoptions update: It’s Wednesday! It’s adoption slideshow day! Woofstock wasn’t the only fun at the shelter last week; we also had loads of fun in our adoptions department! Congratulations – and thank you! – to all the adopters who gave our wonderful animals their second chances. Here, too, is the Adoption Report.

Hopalong happenings! The Hopalong Foster Program had a great time joining everyone on Sunday at Woofstock! It was a real treat to meet some dogs who had been adopted from Hopalong years ago (this handsome guy was adopted at just a few months old, and is now a big happy 100+ pound adult)! We were also delighted to chat with some former, current, and hopefully future foster families! If you or someone you know is interested in fostering, you can learn more and sign up here.

Happy endings! Suzanne Gollin wears (at least) two hats: she is the Marin Humane foster care coordinator and small companion animal evaluator. Suzanne recently received an email from a happy bunny adopter. Suzanne states, “Aspen was one of the NICEST rabbits we’ve ever had here. Found as a ‘stray’ in Novato, but clearly well cared for and socialized. I helped match this bunny with this family as they had kids and were new to rabbits. Aspen was, and evidently still is, an amazing bunny!” Here’s the note from the adopters: “I just wanted to share a quick update about Aspen. He’s doing great, and has become a beloved member of our family. He is the sweetest bunny and full of spunk and character. Aspen loves roaming the house and sleeping under my bed. He comes running to me and slides into me. And he’s super excited about food, too! We are just loving him. Thank you so much!”

Coexisting with coyotes: Coyotes are part of our community and yet so many of our neighbors are unaware of their unique and positive impacts to the ecosystem. Please join us tomorrow, May 11th at 6 pm for a FREE webinar (via Zoom) about coexisting safely with coyotes. Learn more about Coexisting With Coyotes, coyote behavior, biology, hazing techniques and tools, and ask the professionals your questions. Please register here.

Tails of Marin: Spring is here, and so are kittens! Right beside blooming flowers and new wildlife, you may come across a nest of newborn kittens. Whether it’s a whole litter under your deck or a single kitten that seems abandoned in your shed, there are a few things to think about before you jump into action. Many times, it’s best to leave the kittens right where they are — with mom. Here’s What To Do And Not Do If You Find Newborn Kittens.

Yoga mats (still) needed: From time to time, you see requests for donations of a variety of items. Well, today, our Behavior & Training and Animal Care departments are asking for donations of gently used yoga mats. Hmmm, are they teaching the animals to do yoga, you ask? Well, no (not yet!), but we need yoga mats to put on the floor of adoption kennels for dogs struggling to move about the slippery floors. Yoga mats are also used on the platforms in our dog training classes, again to prevent dogs from slipping. So, if you haven’t used your yoga mat in a while, we’d gladly take it off your hands. Any color, any size, new or gently used! You can drop the yoga mat(s) in the donation bins in front of the shelter and they’ll get to the right place. Thanks!

Hope you enjoy more Woofstock photos below. Have a sweet week!