Greetings Volunteers,

Do you talk to your animals? Some of us have dogs, cats, or small companion animals in our homes. While others also have horses, chickens, goats, or other outdoor animals. But I’ll bet all of us talk to our pets, and maybe even more so now since we’re home so much more! Neil Lurssen, a long-time Dog Pet Pal at Marin Humane, contributed a very entertaining piece to our Behavior & Training blog called “Chatting With Our Dogs.” Happy reading :).

Shelter update: We currently have 100 animals in our care: 44 animals in foster and 56 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 18 dogs, 19 cats, 7 kittens, 8 parrots, 1 pigeon, 1 parakeet, 1 rabbit and 1 hamster. Since March 16th, we have done 1,691 adoptions.

Adoptions update: It was another busy week of adoptions and to that we say, “congratulations” to all who adopted a new pal! Enjoy the slideshow of adoptions and their new, happy families.

Happy ending: We’re pleased to bring you another happy beginning story: “I’m so happy I got paired with Angus. I’ve been looking for a while and he’s perfect and I feel lucky to have been able to adopt him. He’s played with other dogs at the park, is well mannered, has learned commands quickly, and walks great on and off leash.” Congratulations to Angus and his new family!

Tails of Marin: In this week’s Tails of Marin, “The dangerous myth of the alpha dog,” Lisa Bloch, our marketing and communications director, discusses the evolving field of dog training. A must-read.

White House Dogs: There’s a long tradition of “first dogs” in the White House. This very entertaining article in the Washington Post, “Who pours the kibble? And other answers about daily life for dogs in the White House” provides a fun-read about different ways the first families care for their dogs during their time in the White House

News from Community Engagement: The Community Engagement department produces a quarterly newsletter for their animal-assisted program volunteers. We thought everyone might want to know what’s new in this area. Enjoy the Winter 2021 Happy Tails Newsletter.

Job opportunity: We’re currently accepting applications/resumes for a full time (40 hours/week) Animal Care Technician. Click here for the full job description. To apply, please use this link to create an applicant account, complete an employment application and upload a resume. BTW, you can also refer to the Employment page on our website to see all current job openings.

Hope you’re doing well!

Anne and Candace