The Marin Humane Society

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171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-4621

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Animal Shelters

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Dogs:  YesCats:  Yes
Critters:  YesVolunteer program:  Yes
Foster homes needed:  YesLow-cost spay & neuter:  Yes
Puppy classes:  YesDog behavior classes:  Yes
Agility classes:  YesAnimal assisted therapy:  Yes
Feral cat program:  YesMicrochipping:  Yes
Low-cost vaccine:  YesHumane education:  Yes
Pet loss support:  YesPrograms for kids/teens:  Yes
Prison dog program:  Yes

“humane society with supply store and training classes”

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5posted: March 31st, 2007

I wish every shelter were like this!

This place is pawsome. They do an amazing job with their outreach programs. I grew up in Marin, and I remember the presentations they would come do at my school. They'd talk to us about responsible pet ownership, what to do if we found a stray or wild animal in distress, how to avoid a bite, etc. I believe it's thanks to them that I have never had a child pet Zelda without asking first. Also, I've only seen one stray dog in the five years since I've moved back here. There is not a terrible pet overpopulation problem in this county, so a lot of the pets for adoption come from overcrowded shelters in the Central Valley. We had a behavior consultation here with Trish King (author of "Parenting your Dog"), and it was very helpful. It's thanks to her that Zelda no longer tries to scare off every bicycle we see. We've been through several classes here and they've been really fun and kept me motivated to train my dog. They use all-positive methods and it works very well for us. They have a good variety of classes, like agility, tricks, and trail manners in addition to basic obedience. I feel blessed to have such a great resource in the area.


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