Berkeley Humane News

Shelters Seeing Longer Stays for Larger Dogs

A significant slowdown in adoptions could be devastating for local shelter dogs. Before the start of the pandemic, the length of time a dog would spend at Berkeley Humane was under two weeks. Now the average stay is more than 130 days with no viable adopters in sight.

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Videos: Animals Available to Adopt

Are you or someone you know looking to adopt? You’ll learn so much about our adoptable animals by watching videos of them.  Check out the videos below, and then follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube so you’ll be the first to see new videos! And join us on Thursday

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Small black dog with blue harness

Living and Loving: A New Life After Hoarding

You see the stories in the media all too often. Someone who started with good intentions accumulates a large number of animals and then quickly becomes overwhelmed. We have seen people with large numbers of animals in their care struggling to provide minimal standards of nutrition, sanitation, and veterinary care.

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Jupiter, a brown Am Staff with a pink color and black easy walk harness relaxes on a white dog bed.

From Excruciating Dental Pain to A New Loving Family

When we met Jupiter, a 2-year-old Pitbull mix, at an overcrowded public shelter, we were immediately smitten with her affectionate and gentle personality. She charmed everyone she met! But one look in her mouth told a different story. Jupiter was in urgent need of major dental surgery—a procedure that can

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