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Marin Humane Society's staff members aren't just animal people, they're also people people. Under that premise, they have over 110 years strengthening their community through community engagement and animal rescue programs, all while working to change the world for the betterment of both people and animals.
They trace their roots back to 1907 with the vision of providing a safe have for all of Marin County’s animals while also providing humane education programs for their new adopters. Over the years their mission has evolved to include exciting new programs that take their volunteer work to a whole new level.
The Animal-Assisted program, for example, trains animal ambassadors so they can bring joy and comfort to senior citizens, patients in hospitals, and everyone in their community who needs some animal support.
They also provide support services such as medical attention, food, and vaccinations at lower rates so everyone in the county can provide the best life possible for their pets.
Marin Humane Society has two locations:
Want to know how to become part of the Marin Humane Society safety net? Adopt a pet! Let us show you how.
If you’re looking to adopt a pet at Marin Humane Society, you only need to follow these simple steps:
Pets and people profile is located here.
Adoption fees at Marin Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, the first year of HomeAgain membership, heartworm testing, flea and tick control, a 30% discount on behavior and training classes for dogs, a 20% discount at Animal Outfitters, a $20 discount at Pet Food Express, and a free post-adoption general physical examination.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.