Meet Us

At Marin Humane, we transform lives.

It might be a small transformation, like a family that adopts its first four-legged friend. Or it could be big—like a child with autism gaining confidence and problem-solving skills through a Jumping for Joy class or a frightened dog who learns to trust people again after a life of neglect.

Together with the Hopalong Foster program, we shelter animals in need, heal them when they’re sick, and find forever homes when they’re ready. We help more than 10,000 domestic animals and wildlife each year through rescue, adoptions, foster care, behavior and training, humane education, pet assistance for people in need, lost-and-found pet services, low-cost services, and more.

We’re also responsible for 24/7 animal protection and rescue in Marin County, California.

This means we are responsible for upholding county and municipal animal services ordinances through a decades-long contract with the County. Our Animal Services Officers stop abuse and neglect, reunite lost pets with their worried families, and rescue injured wildlife. A 2008 grand jury report praised Marin Humane’s dual role as animal services and nonprofit animal shelter. The report concluded that Marin Humane “is an important community asset, and the citizens, pets, and wildlife of Marin are better off for it.”

We’re a local, independent organization and not a chapter or affiliate of any national organization. Your support of Marin Humane directly helps animals and the people who love them right in your community.

Marin Humane is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization—Federal Tax ID 94-1156562. Our animal adoption, rehabilitation, and outreach programs are supported by contributions, grants, and bequests for program continuation and expansion. All contributions, including vehicle donations, are tax deductible as allowed by law.