Adopt your new best friend!
How adoption works
Berkeley Humane believes in an adoption process that carefully matches the lifestyle and expectations of adopters with the needs of our animals, so adopted pets have the greatest chance for forming a lasting bond with their human companions.
Meet your best friend
Start a great life together
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Your contribution is vital for the health and well-being of the wonderful animals we shelter. We look forward to your involvement as a Berkeley Humane volunteer!
We often have these volunteer opportunities available:
Happy Story: Bruno!
"Bruno (Scott) spent about an hour suspiciously pacing my apartment before settling down under my bed and purring like a motorboat. He's become a regal fluffy love monster and his matter-of-f…Read More
Happy Story: Bhagerra!
"We lost our beloved big black male cat last year to cancer very unexpectedly, and were of course heartbroken. Rather than wait a while to get another cat, I wanted to adopt quickly this time,…Read More
Happy Story: Bella
"About 4 years ago, i stopped in on a friday and met anya (now Bella) she was a small lab mix that i spent sone time with, i also met her sister too....i like and bonded somewhat with anya, an…Read More
Happy Story: Thunder
"I adopted my furbaby 3 years ago last April. He brings a smile to our faces every morning. He's a true love-bug, has the run of the house and more toys than any dog on the planet. He's made m…Read More
Happy Story: Molly
"My wife and I became empty nesters a couple years ago. We found Molly at Berkeley Humane and was lucky enough to be chosen to adopt her. There were a number of people who wanted her. She has…Read More
Happy Story: Lily & Willow
"Less than a week after I'd said goodbye to my 21-year-old pal, who was my cat even before he was conceived (another story), I was idly checking my email and saw a notice of an adoption event…Read More
Happy Story: Lola
"After being warned that the dog we were meeting was usually reserved and uninterested in meeting new people, we were extremely surprised when Lola immediately sat down in our laps and started…Read More
Happy Story: Maisy
"Three weeks into becoming volunteers at Berkeley Humane, with no intention whatsoever of adopting a dog (yes, we were delusional new volunteers...now we want to adopt them all!), we found the…Read More
Happy Story: Foxy
"We had been living together for a few months and decided it was time to get a dog. I could bring a smaller dog to work, but Bob didn't want a toy" sized dog, so we had an idea of what we…Read More