Greetings Volunteers,

We hope you all read the email sent out last Thursday stating that in an effort to keep our workplace safe and to stay ahead of any outbreak, Marin Humane is mandating facial coverings while indoors regardless of vaccination status (this includes staff, volunteers and members of the public). In addition, effective Monday, August 9th, all volunteers working on the Marin Humane campus or any of our sites must:

  1. Be fully vaccinated and provide Anne or Candace in Volunteer Services proof of vaccination*. You can email a photo of your vaccination card to or OR
  1. Take a COVID-19 test every week and provide the results to Anne or Candace in Volunteer Services. NOTE: If you are not fully vaccinated, please plan to be tested and share results with Candace/Anne prior to returning to volunteer Monday 8/9 or thereafter.

*Vaccination verification and/or COVID-19 test results will be kept strictly confidential. We will not keep a copy of your vaccination card or test results but simply verify that you have either received the COVID-19 vaccination or have been tested.

Thank you for your support in helping us keep everyone safe and healthy.

Shelter update: We currently have 160 animals in our care: 64 animals in foster and 85 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 17 dogs, 38 cats, 22 kittens, 2 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 2 chickens, 2 roosters, 2 parakeets, 2 turtles, 1 rat and 1 hamster. 

Adoptions updateOodles and oodles of cats and kittens found furever homes last week, but so did quite a few dogs and puppies. Congratulations to everyone who took home a new friend! Enjoy the adoption slideshow of some of the animals who went to their new homes last week.

Tails of MarinMarin Humane’s Pet Safety Net program is expanding to include emergency foster care for the pets of those facing critical circumstances. Get more details is this week’s Tails of Marin column regarding exciting enhancements we’re making to our emergency board program. These special fosters will be in a unique position to help not only an animal in need but a person in need, too. If you’re interested in becoming a Pet Safety Net Foster parent, please email

Volunteer opportunities: Ready to return to the shelter? Or, ready to take on a new or additional shift? Well, we need you in a few areas! Take a look at these job descriptions and see if there’s something just right for you: Guest Services Volunteer; Licensing Volunteer; Store Volunteer; Behavior & Training Reception Desk volunteer; Animal Care Laundry volunteer. If you’re interested in learning more about one of these jobs or you’re ready to get started, please email Candace at!

Staff job opportunities: If you, or someone you now, are looking for full or part-time employment, Marin Humane has several job openings. You can find a list of current open positions on this page.

B&Tea Blog: In “Count Their Eyes, Then Divide by Two,” intrepid volunteer Neil Lurssen tells us about his adventures in the crocodile world. Another B&Tea blog post not to be missed!

Take good care!

Anne and Candace