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!

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. 

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block

Sat. September 18, 2021 | 10–4PM

More than 50 adoptable dogs and cats available at Berkeley Humane’s upcoming outdoor adopt-a-thon!

drink beer. save animals.

Virtual Brewery Tasting: June 5, 2021, 2:00pm

Pints for Paws® is returning for our 7th year. This year things will look a little different, but lots of great beer combined with the love of shelter pets! Must be 21+ to order.

walk your dog.

earn $5k to save shelter animals!

Just five walks with your pup (or particularly courageous cat) by July 5th and you can help Berkeley Humane earn $5,000! 

Questions? Visit our FAQs page.

Upcoming events
  • 10/9 – Low-cost vaccines for dogs and cats!
  • 10/15 – Storytelling event Best in Show featuring Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan.*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!