We got
  • our vet checks.
  • spayed or neutered.
  • lots of treats.
And now...

We're Looking for LOVE!


We Save Lives

Berkeley Humane relies on your generosity to fund our life-saving programs. Will you join us to help our community’s animals?

Six-Year Impact (2017-2022)




Medical Procedures

100000  lbs

Free Pet Food Pantry


volunteer hours


Training Students

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It takes community involvement to save the lives of shelter animals. You can make a difference by joining our amazing community members who dedicate their time and talents to our cause. Become a volunteer, intern, or foster to help animals in need!

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What's Happening at Berkeley Humane?

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Dog training bay area
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Bracelets on display at Berkeley Humane Thrift Shop
Our Thrift Shop proceeds benefit shelter animals!
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Adoption fees reduced to $50 at Berkeley Humane this weekend—Friday through Sunday, October 6-8! Now’s the perfect time to adopt a furry friend!

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Cleaning and disinfecting is the most important daily task at animal shelters and Berkeley Humane is no exception—which is why every day is laundry day! At 125 loads a week or 6,500 loads a year, even brief disruptions have a catastrophic impact on our life-saving efforts.

Our 10-year-old 60-pound capacity industrial washer is giving out, and we must raise $16,302.95 to order our new washer by next Monday. Your support is urgently needed!


Your donation will be DOUBLED for twice the impact this #GivingTuesday!

The Aloha Dog Project—made possible by Berkeley Humane’s Hope Medical Fund—transports dogs from Kona, Hawai’i to the San Francisco Bay Area with the help of travelers. Overwhelmed by the volume of strays and surrenders, the Island’s small, overcrowded shelter faces hard decisions, and survival for these Kona dogs can depend on a ticket to the mainland. Will you save the Aloha Dogs? Your donation will be MATCHED this #GivingTuesday!!

The aPAWcalypse is coming on Saturday, October 28! This one-day adoption event features “ghosted” adoption fees (a.k.a. waived), plus wicked cute shelter animals will be dressed for the occasion (in costumes)! Don’t miss the perfect chance to add an MVP to your aPAWcalypse survival team!


Your dog loves you unconditionally, so why not take a moment to Make Your Dog’s Day? Join us Sunday, October 22, 2023 for a full day of live, virtual, and free webinars to celebrate and enrich your relationship with your dog!


Saturday, August 26 | 10am–4pm

2700 Ninth St. Berkeley

Berkeley Humane’s annual adopt-a-thon & street fair returns! Come adopt your new best friend, or hang out at this family/pet friendly outdoor event. Free to attend with waived/discounted adoption fees!

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vaccine clinic this Saturday, 10/21!

Low-cost vaccines for dogs and cats available this Saturday, October 21, first-come, first-served! Please visit our Spay the Bay page for more information.

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