Keeping pets and families together.

Berkeley Humane’s resource center provides free and low-cost programs to vulnerable members of our community in order to keep pets and families together.

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Every dollar provides vital resources to help pet families in need so that no family is forced to surrender beloved pets due to lack of resources.

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Covid-19 Update

Berkeley Humane continues to operate many of our programs and services, and have updated our processes and protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and volunteers and community members. Please review our Covid-19 page for the latest update on how our programs and services might have been affected.

Pet Food Pantry

Once a month, on the first Sunday of the month, from 10am–12pm
2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley

  • A two-week supply of dog or cat food distributed on a first-come, first-served basis (no appointment necessary)
  • We’re not able to offer specific brands, formulas or flavors. Learn more.
Surrender / Rehome Your Pet

No matter how much you love your pet, sometimes it’s impossible for you to stay together. If veterinary costs are a contributing factor, please look into Waggle as an option to help keep your pet in your care.

If you need to surrender your pet, please contact us to learn about our process and how we can help him/her find a new home and loving family.

You can also facilitate the process on your own by using Rehome, where you can create an online profile and screen potential adopters while your pet remains in your care.

Low-Cost Clinic

Founded in 2016 by Berkeley Humane to reduce animal overpopulation and maintain the health of our community’s dogs and cats, Spay the Bay offers:

  • Low-cost vaccinations on clinic days
  • Low-cost spay/neuter surgeries by appointment only

Please visit Spay the Bay for more information.

Free Behavior Advice Line

Call (510) 845-7735 x215 or submit your inquiry for free pet behavior advice on topics such as:

  • Dog: Crate training, fearful behavior, separation anxiety, destructive behavior
  • Cat: Scratching or biting, litter training or potty issues

Visit Train the Bay for a complete list of dog training classes, or watch training videos here

End of Life Services

When your pet can no longer live with dignity and without pain, you may opt for euthanasia. 

We do not have appointments available until further notice. Please contact the following non-profit clinics:

Please note we’re unable to provide emergency service—please contact your nearest veterinarian.

What Would Happen to Your Pet if Something Happens to You?

Use our free will-planning tool to create your legally-binding will in 20 minutes.

Pet Loss Support

We know the enormous sadness of losing a pet. Since 2004, we have provided comfort to thousands of pet parents coping with the loss of a beloved family pet.

Join our free virtual pet loss support group every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

For more information, please call Jill Goodfriend, RN, LCSW at (510) 393-1359.

More Resources

Click on the links below for additional local resources, as well as tips and guides.

More Questions

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Our Location

2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley

The following services are offered on-site at this location. 

  • Adoptions
  • Pet Food Pantry
  • Low-Cost Clinic

We're here for our community's pets

Berkeley Humane believes that nobody should have to choose between feeding themselves and feeding their pet. Nobody should have to go without lifesaving vaccines for their pet. And every person and pet deserve a roof over their head – especially during the winter months. That’s why we’re doing this work every day. And that’s the change that you can make by donating now.

Your donation will go right back into the community, helping your neighbors to keep their families together.

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Families Staying Together

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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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