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!

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Berkeley Humane’s annual adopt-a-thon and family-friendly street fair will feature countless dogs and cats available for adoption from all over the Bay Area! Join us for live music, food bites, a beer garden, and good times with our vibrant, animal-loving community.


saturday, October 28, 2023

Adoption Fees “ghosted” (a.k.a. 100% waived) at this Halloween adoption event! Wicked cute shelter animals will be in costumes. Don’t miss this perfect chance to add an MVP to your aPAWcalypse survival team!

make a dog's day

make a dog's day

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Join Berkeley Humane and Subaru on Sunday October 22nd for a whole day of 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)!

drink beer. save animals.

Saturday, June 1, 2024

The award-winning Pints for Paws® beer festival celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary on Saturday June 1, 2024! Join us for refreshing craft brews, tasty snacks, lots of crowd-loving dogs, and all to benefit shelter animals.

doggy pride parade

sunday, june 30, 2024

Join us on Sunday, June 30th for a fun Pride Parade in West Berkeley! Dogs and their families will walk, wiggle, dance, and sashay around the block to celebrate love!

stories from beyond the shelter

Friday, 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!

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