Greetings Volunteers,

Did you know that when you license your dog, you’re supporting all of the important work done by our Animal Services Officers? That’s right. Licensing fees contribute to the budget that funds our Officers so they can help wildlife, get stray animals to safety, help on the front lines of fires, deliver pet food to people in need, respond to a variety of calls from the public about animals in need, and a host of other amazing work.

So, while licensing your dog is not only the law in Marin County, and you’re supporting the great work done by our Officers, it’s also the fastest way to identify your dog if they ever get lost. Check out our May licensing promotion: We’re waiving late fees for the month of May and when you buy or renew your license in person at one of our pop-up events, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from Pet Food Express and get a free custom engraved dog tag! Find us at our licensing pop-ups here.

Shelter update: We currently have 220 animals in our care: 127 animals in foster and 93 in the shelter. The shelter residents include: 16 dogs, 3 puppies, 32 cats, 19 kittens, 6 rabbits, 3 guinea pigs, 5 hamsters, 6 rats, 1 turtle, 1 pigeon, and 1 duck. Phew, that’s a lot of animals! Since the pandemic started, we have done 1,978 adoptions!!

Adoptions update: Yippee for another busy busy week of finding homes for cats, dogs, and more! Thank you so much to all of the adopters for opening their hearts and homes to these lucky animals. We know you’ll enjoy this week’s going-home slideshow.  

Make your pet a star! Back by popular demand, the 2022 Calendar Photo Fundraiser Contest is here! It’s easy to participate! Take your favorite photo of your pet, submit it online, and then get your family and friends to vote for your pet’s adorable picture — all in support of Marin Humane. The good news is that all entrants will be included in the Marin Humane 2022 calendar. To enter, click on this link.

B&Tea Blog: In this week’s Behavior & Training Blog, veteran Dog Pet Pal, Neil Lurssen, tells a wonderful story of “Just Nuisance – A War Hero in his Own Way.” It’s a great reminder how our canine friends have inspired and touched so many lives all over the planet. Enjoy!

Community Veterinary Clinic: On Saturday, May 8th, Marin Humane is offering free vaccinations for dogs and cats; plus microchips, flea meds, food, and dog licenses for residents of West Marin! If you know of someone in West Marin who needs to get their pet vaccinated, please direct them to West Marin School, 11550 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station from 1-2:30pm on May 8th. If you have any questions, you can call 415.506.6238.

Woofstock Raffle2021! Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the Woofstock raffle! Since we can’t host Woofstock, our annual dog-friendly music fest, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to celebrate Woofstock by entering to win your own personal wine cellar or a case of delicious pinot noir! The Woofstock 2021 raffle offers 21 chances to win! Tickets are $21 per ticket and the drawing will take place on 5/21/21 — I guess you see the theme here! Tickets are available to purchase either in person at our shelter (from one of our volunteer greeters), by phone, or by snail mail. Click here for all the details! If you’re interested in selling a packet of tickets to family and friends, please contact Molly Foley in Development at

Tails of Marin: In case you missed the licensing info at the top of this post, this week’s Tails of Marin reminds us that it only takes a few minutes to license and/or microchip your dog and microchip your cat and it can mean a world of difference if your buddy becomes lost.

Be well and have a great week!

Anne and Candace