Special guest and Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad
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, contestants submit their heartwarming pet stories for the chance to win prizes and be crowned “Best in Show”. Three finalists will read their stories at the Best in Show event.
This year on October 15, 2021, Best in Show 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.
Make us laugh or make us cry, tell us about a meaningful experience you had with a rescue pet! Accepting submissions now through September 15, 2021.
2020 Storytelling Finalists
2020 community sponsors
Glenn Jackson Family Foundation
Lippow Development Co.
Susan & Bill Meisel
Become a sponsor for Best in Show 2021! 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.