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Cody and Daisy go home!

We have gradually enlarged Cody's & Daisy's (now called Aprile) space and today they are happily dashing about all over the house. They seem to be adjusting well, with only the normal issues one experiences with cats. They are sweet, lovely animals. We hope they are as happy with their new home as we are with them; they have brought joy and fun back into our lives after some difficult losses.

Since they have to stay indoors, we have enriched their environment with many toys and things to do.

Please thank the kind volunteers who kept these guys socialized during their stay at MHS.

Thanks so much for facilitating this adoption. We are grateful.

Meet McGregor and Maude!

Here's my newly adopted ducks from the Marin Humane Society. They're so loved that the staff came out to say their goodbyes. They especially love McGregor.

Bennie and Bella lost all control and fell in the pond a few times--as you can see in the pic. Maude actually laid an egg out of complete stress! I spent the whole day building fencing to keep them in the pond since they're so friendly. They're now content and safe.

They haven't been on the island yet. They just cruise around it--but very curious. I'm sure they'll jump on soon enough.

So all they do is eat; wash; and swim. If we all could do that just think how happy we'd be! :)

Rosie is turning 5!

After 2 years living with the most loving and gentle cat we are utterly in love...

Happy Bearded Dragon

I adopted the best dragon in the world this Saturday! I am sending you photos in his new home.

We let him out today and he fell asleep on the couch. Such a cute moment.

He's the best...thank you!

Charlie who was really Dexter

Best Birthday Present Ever!

I adopted Charlie when he was 12 weeks old from MHS It was my 25th birthday and my sister thought I could do with a loving pet. Of course, it might have had something to do with my hinting that I was thinking about getting a kitten...Hmmmmmm...

I was excited when I was looking at all the kittens available. I sat in that little holding room, and he immediately caught my eye, with his striking good looks and that lovely tuxedo coat!

I remember holding him, staring into his gorgeous green eyes, stroking his soft, soft coat, thinking, "You're not Charlie, you're Dexter and you're coming home with me." And thus a love story began 17 years ago. It still continues today. Dexter is now 17.5 years old and just as handsome and gorgeous as he was adorable & sweet when I first brought him home all those many years ago. I am so lucky and fortunate to have him in my life. He's the sole keeper of all my secrets, the lover of my 2 dogs and most especially the best lap warmer in the world!

Thank you MHS for all the work you do, but most especially for bringing Dexter into my life.

Two Best Friends: A tale of two Maxs

Jackson (named Max at Marin Humane Society) now 14 months old and OUR Max 12 years old have become best friends.

  • Jack is on the left.

We met Max (now Jackson) in July 2013 at the Marin Humane Society. Boy was this 8 month old German Shepherd frisky! He was also attentive, and even followed a few commands. Later in the week we introduced our Max, 12 year old German Shepherd, to Max Junior. It was evident that Max Senior was having some tolerance issues with this snappy, energetic upstart! We know Max Senior well. He is a very large (120lbs at the time) and powerful dog. He came to love our Siamese Heckle and they would play for hours.

It did take awhile for Max Senior to get used to "Junior." However, when we decided to change his name from Max Junior to Jackson, Old Max started to really warm up to him!

When we brought Jack home, Max was showing some real signs of age, including lethargy, dementia and bladder problems. Once he started getting out with Jack, he really rose to the challenge of showing him the ropes. Here we thought the new kid would help Max through his golden years. Now It looks like we will get another 12 years out of him!!!

Thank you for helping us adopt Jackson and helping to bring Max lack to life!

Bryan, Robin, Adryan, Max, Jackson and Heckle.

Sweet Samantha

We adopted Sam on March 28th. Sam is already loved so much and she knows it. Although her home is a huge xpen, she is seldom confined. Sam loves to follow us around the house. She makes us smile and I couldn't have wished for a better bunny. She looks forward to her morning pellets and evening veggies as well. Thank you all.

We love Millie!

We adopted Millie from MHS about a week ago to add to our current flock of 7 hens. Millie is a Mille Fleur d'Uccle bantam that was brought in as a stray. Sadly her owners never come forward, but she was obviously hand raised and well taken care of. I want her old family to know that we adore her and will continue to spoil her as you did. She comes to her name, often makes her way inside the house, stands next to the dogs waiting for her treats, jumps up on our laps and shoulders and has instantly worked her charm and her way into our hearts. The other hens aren't so sure yet, but they too will come around in time ;)

Happy Life for Lucie ;)

Dear Ruthie and all the amazing staff at the Marin Humane Society,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the most amazing little puppy! We absolutely love Lucy (formerly Kristina)! I can't thank you enough for all of your help in finding the perfect family companion. I appreciate all the advice and direction. Everyone at the MHS was so great and helpful. You all really made sure I understood the responsibilities involved but also gave me so much information to get us started on the right foot. My boys were thrilled when I went back and took them to first meet Lucy. They got to run around and play with her to make sure it was the right fit. The staff again was wonderful in helping them and answering their questions. They absolutely love ' Little Lucy' (that's what they call her). I am so grateful and impressed by the Marin Humane Society! I can't wait to go back for the puppy training class and other trainings available. Oh -and the store right in the facility - I got everything I needed (and way way more!). We feel so lucky! Thank you so much for everything!


The Hingsbergen Family


Happy Ending and sad goodbye

I wanted to thank you for allowing me to adopt Shoeshine (formally Blondie). I brought Shoeshine home many years ago from MHS, and she came to work with me every day and played on the ranch while I trained horses. We also enjoyed kayaking and hiking together and Shoeshine was best buddies with our other dogs, Babe and Smooch.

Unfortunately, Shoeshine passed away last fall but I wanted to let you know that she was loved and had an extraordinary life and none of this would have been possible without all the hard work that your organization does on behalf on animals.

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