Greetings Volunteers,

Do you like to take nice long drives? You do? Great, we need to know that about you! You see, every once in a while, our animal care department needs a volunteer to transport an animal out of the county; for example, from the shelter to San Francisco or Sacramento or further. Or, we need a volunteer to pick-up an animal at a shelter/rescue a distance away, and then bring it back to Marin Humane. If you’d like to be on the animal transporters team we’ll add you to the list to be contacted when we need help, just email Candace at

Shelter update: We currently have 158 animals in our care: 76 animals in foster and 82 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 10 dogs, 5 puppies, 24 cats, 4 kittens, 25 rats, 3 hamsters, 7 guinea pigs, 3 rabbits, and 1 pigeon. 

Adoptions updateWelcome to another wonderful week of adoptions. These beautiful sunny days remind us it’s still the season of new beginnings. Enjoy this week’s adoption slideshow, and thank you to all of these adopters! Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve made 1,880 adoptions! 

Three cheers for our Animal Services Officers! Not all superheroes wear capes! This week is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week and we’re feeling especially grateful for the real-life heroes on our team. We call them Animal Services Officers here at Marin Humane because we think they provide an invaluable service to our community. Whether they’re rescuing a bird, getting a stray dog to safety, helping on the front lines of a fire, delivering pet food to a family in need, or doing any of the hundreds of other amazing things they do, they’re always working hard to keep both animals and people safe, healthy, and happy. Thank you to all of our officers, this week and every week! 

Buckey update: We know everyone’s been eagerly awaiting an update on Buckey, the sweet bulldog puppy who came into our care unable to walk and in need of multiple surgeries on his front legs. (If you missed it, you can see Buckey’s story here). Well, Buckey had his second surgery to remove the pins from his legs and he came through with flying colors! He still has a long journey ahead of him – he’ll remain in his new splint until he has x-rays in a couple weeks to confirm everything is healing properly, and he’ll still need lots of physical therapy in the future – but we’re so pleased with his progress. As you can see from the photos, Buckey’s been getting top-notch, round-the-clock care from his foster family! His foster mom is also one of our veterinarians so it’s no surprise that she and her son have grown pretty attached to little Buckey. So we’re happy to share the good news that they’ll be making him a permanent member of their family when he’s ready for adoption!

Tails of Marin: In this week’s Tails of Marin, Nancy McKenney gives a good overview of who’s who in the animal welfare world and addresses the misleading term of “no kill.” A very interesting, important read.

Volunteers needed: In addition to animal transporters mentioned above, we could use a few more Outside Greeters. The Outside Greeter provides assistance and direction to the public in a friendly and positive manner. There are a few open shifts, if you’re interested in learning more, please email

Student Service Club Blog: With so much happening virtually, our Humane Education department has been able to keep youth animal advocates engaged by writing a Student Service Club blog. They’ve written a myriad of very engaging posts, check it out, and pass it along to your kids, too!


Have a wonderful week!

Anne and Candace