Special guest and best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club
Event host and author and radio host of KQED’s Forum
TV personality and two-time
Emmy® award winner for journalism
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.
Stay tuned for Best in Show 2021—coming soon!
2020 Storytelling Finalists
Master of Ceremonies
Isabel Allende, best-selling author
Annie Crawford and Ruby
Susanna Porte and Misha
Fred Brill and Wyatt
Thank you to our friends
Minuteman Press of Berkeley
Sweet Adeline Bakeshop
Freight & Salvage
thanks to our sponsors
Glenn Jackson Family Foundation
Lippow Development Co.
Susan & Bill Meisel
Become a sponsor for Best in Show 2020! Your sponsorship supports Berkeley Humane’s mission to provide lifesaving programs for cats and dogs throughout the East Bay.
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Berkeley Humane is proud to partner with our animal-loving community! Opportunities include event sponsorships, raffle donations, and more.