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.

SAVE THE DATE FOR Saturday June 3, 2023!

The award-winning Pints for Paws® beer festival returns on Saturday June 3, 2023! Join us for refreshing craft brews, tasty snacks, lots of crowd-loving dogs, and all to benefit shelter animals.

make a dog's day

make a dog's day

sat. October 22, 2022

Join Berkeley Humane and Subaru on Saturday October 22nd for six webinars that will Make Your Dog’s Day! All webinars are free but registration is required. We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate your BFF (best furry friend)!


sat. October 29, 2022

Join us at the Claremont Club & Spa for this pet and family-friendly Halloween party fundraiser! 

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block

Sat. August 27, 2022 | 10am–4pm

Lots of dogs and cats available at Berkeley Humane’s outdoor adopt-a-thon!

stories from beyond the shelter

Fri. October 15, 2021 | 6–7PM

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”.

Best in Show 2021 will be joined by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan, author and radio host of KQED’s Forum, Dr. Michael Krasny, and Diane Dwyer, TV personality and two-time Emmy® award winner for journalism. 

walk your dog.

earn $10,000 to save shelter animals!

Just walk with your pup (or particularly courageous cat) between 3/15–5/31 and you can help Berkeley Humane earn $10,000 in donations! 

Questions? Visit our FAQs page.

Upcoming events

*Event dates and details subject to change.

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!