Greetings Volunteers,

Tomorrow, May 20th, is National Rescue Dog Day! Three cheers for rescue dogs!! Email us a photo of yourself with your rescue dog and we’ll put together a collage to share with the whole class :).

Shelter update: We currently have 227 animals in our care: 106 animals in foster and 121 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 20 dogs, 1 puppy, 30 cats, 52 kittens, 6 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 3 hamsters, 2 rats, and 1 pigeon. Phew, that’s a long list :). Since March 16th 2020, we have adopted 2,053 animals!

Adoptions update: Thanks to all of the adopters for bringing a new pet into their homes. For an instant smile, check out all these cuties heading to their new homes in this week’s going-home slideshow.  

Cat fosters neededWe’re in need of more foster homes for our shelter cats! We have plenty of foster homes for kittens but we currently have lots of ADULT kitties who need a safe, comfy place to hang out and receive love while they wait for their furever homes.

We have shy kitties, cats with medical needs, and kitties that aren’t big fans of other felines, all looking for great foster homes. We supply everything you need when you open your home to foster one of our cats. Right now we’re most in need of foster homes with a separate space, such as a spare bedroom, where a cat can settle in away from any other resident animals. Interested in getting started or just want to see if your home would be a good fit? Reach out to our foster care coordinator, Suzanne Gollin, at or by phone at 415.506.6235.

Tails of Marin: In “The dangers of biking with your leashed dog,” this week’s Tails of Marin answers the question, should you ever ride with a leashed dog running beside your bike? Read on for the full scoop.

B&Tea blog: Volunteer Pam Koppe contributes the final chapter of Labrador Tales in this week’s Behavior & Training Blog. Enjoy!

Shelter Scents: Twice a week, Dog Pet Pal volunteers Burt Greenspan and Donna Kalal host “Scenting for Shelter Dogs.” This enrichment activity is a win-win for the shelter dogs: they get to use their noses’ natural ability to “hunt” for treats (a reward in and of itself 🙂 and they engage their minds, both of which help create a more calm relaxed dog so they can snooze when returned to their kennel. Check out this fun video of Kratos enjoying this scenting game! (BTW, this talented dog is available for adoption!)

Woofstock Wine Raffle: These magnums are just a few of the amazing wines you could win in our Woofstock 2021 Raffle! First prize will take home an “instant wine cellar” – more than 100 bottles of wine, with a value over $2000, including these beauties. Twenty lucky folks will also take home our second prize, a case of pinot noir from Balo Vineyards. Not too shabby for second place! It’s just $21 a ticket (or 5 for $100) and we’re drawing the winners this Friday, May 21st. Every ticket purchase supports our shelter animals! You can purchase tickets in person at the shelter from our volunteer Greeters, or by phone (sorry, but CA laws don’t allow us to sell raffle tickets online). For more info on how to grab your tickets and your chance to win some delicious wine, head to our website

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Anne and Candace