Some are looking to adopt a new pet, some are hoping to find the next best charity to support. And some just really love cute animals. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, there’s plenty of animal services in Marin that fit the bill. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is the Marin Humane Society (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Animal Care picks see below.
Our 2023 Philanthropy category sponsor is Chambers + Chambers.
We’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, and Northern Marin.
Although the public is welcome to come visit, see the exhibits, and take a tour, the Marine Mammal Center is as far from Sea World as you can get. This is the world’s largest marine mammal hospital that does work in various conservation efforts, trash clean up, and medical research. Consider supporting them with their Adopt-a-Seal program!
2000 Bunker Rd, Sausalito, 415.289.7325
This full service clinic is all about kitties. While some of their routine exams are walk-ins, if your cat needs something more intensive like a surgery or dental treatment, make sure to call ahead and schedule an appointment.
142 Lomita Dr, Mill Valley, 415.383.1195
As the name would imply, WildCare is a dedicated wildlife hospital. They’re dedicated to wildlife advocacy and additionally double as a natural education center to make sure that anyone in the area going out for a hike can learn how to be careful and respectful of the animals they might encounter.
76 Albert Park Ln, San Rafael, 415.456.7283
This independent nonprofit has been caring for and serving the animals of Marin County since 1907. All animals are accepted at their open door shelters and hundreds are adopted every year into loving homes. Between their volunteer foster parents and animal advocacy programs, they can go above and beyond for every furry friend that ends up in their arms.
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, 415.883.4621