attend our award-winning

Life-Saving Events

We host several events each year that bring the community together to celebrate our love of animals! And get them adopted!

drink beer. save animals.

Virtual Event: June 5, 2021

Have a great time while benefiting Berkeley Humane’s life-saving programs. Meet local craft brewers and sample an unlimited number of very special unique beers. Dog-friendly! This is a 21+ event.

adopt-a-thon & street fair

20+ shelters and rescue groups join together on our block to find homes for over 150 animals in just ONE day! Enjoy entertainment, food trucks, activities for the kids, beer and wine, and much more.

stories from beyond the shelter

Best in Show — Stories from Beyond the Shelter is a storytelling event that celebrates the rescue pets who fill our lives with love. Each year, three storytelling finalists read their stories at this heartwarming event, with the winner crowned “Best in Show”.

In 2020, Best in Show featured bestselling and celebrated author, Amy Tan, author and radio host of KQED’s Forum, Dr. Michael Krasny, and Diane Dwyer, TV personality and two-time Emmy® award winner for journalism. 

Questions? Visit our FAQs page.

Upcoming events

Events subject to cancelation or rescheduling.

partner with us

Berkeley Humane is proud to partner with our animal-loving community! Opportunities include event sponsorships, raffle donations, and more. 

Resource Center

Berkeley Humane’s free and low-cost programs provide food, shelter, and medical-related support to vulnerable pets and pet guardians in our community in order to keep pets and families together.

train the bay

Virtual dog training classes year round for every level. We have a class for you!