50 Years: How Times Have Changed

A Golden Milestone in Compassion and Changes Animal Welfare In 1973, the year Napa Humane was founded, Richard Nixon was the President and a gallon of gas cost $0.39. How times have changed! Back then, dogs were rarely purchased or adopted – usually people just knew someone whose dog had puppies. Dogs often spent mostKeep Reading

A Great New Vet in the Making

Categories: Clinic

Interview with Yoselin Hernandez-Aceves, Napa Humane Employee and Future Veterinarian Yoselin Hernandez-Aceves, our Vet Tech Assistant, is a lifelong animal lover who is really stepping up to help with the veterinary shortage – by leaving Napa Humane to attend veterinary school at UC Davis! Learn her story in her own words below.   When didKeep Reading

Two participants in the Walk for Animals 2023 event for Napa Humane pass a building covered in vines on the streets of Yountville.

Joy Unleashed at Walk for Animals 2023

With all the challenges of restoring an in-person Walk in 2022, we were a little nervous to move our 2023 event to a brand-new location. Would participants embrace the new venue? How smoothly could everyone transition to a new route through a new town? Would there be enough parking? Would the new vendors and communityKeep Reading

A Guide to Springtime Pet Safety: 10 Must-Know Tips

Categories: FAQ, Humane Education

Spring has finally sprung, and we’re all basking in the warm sunshine and vibrant flowers that are bursting with color all around the valley! Most of us know the basics on how to keep our furry friends calm, cool, and collected during the hotter months, but we’ve compiled a list of 10 tips to makeKeep Reading

Meet Napa Humane’s New Pet Education Manager

Meet Napa Humane’s New Pet Education Manager As we mentioned a while back, Napa Humane is launching a new dog training program to help address one of the leading causes of canine surrenders at the shelter: behavioral issues. Proper training makes it easier (and therefore much more likely) for dogs to get the exercise andKeep Reading

Remembering Clay Gregory, a Napa Valley Champion

Categories: Napa Humane Events

Napa Valley lost one of its most influential animal lovers with the passage of Clay Gregory. Clay was a much-beloved champion of our community as CEO of Visit Napa Valley, President of the Napa Valley Vintners and Jackson Family Wines, and VP/General Manager of Robert Mondavi Winery (among many other important roles), but he wasKeep Reading

Five Ways to Incorporate Pets Into Your Valentine’s Day Festivities

Categories: Cats, Dogs, Humane Education

Valentine’s Day is all about spreading the love, and there is no one more deserving than your four-legged family members. We wouldn’t recommend a box of chocolates, but here’s how we plan on spoiling our pets tomorrow. 1. Pack a lunch and soak up the sun with a smile-filled picnic. If the winter chill isKeep Reading

Alternatives to Dog Parks

Did you know there are three dog parks in Napa? While this might seem a great resource to exercise your dog, these meet-ups aren’t for every pup. Dog parks can be crowded, unpredictable, and downright overwhelming for even a socialized dog. Various dogs, and breeds, have different play behaviors. While some may enjoy a gameKeep Reading

Putting Paws to the Pavement

It’s National Walk Your Dog Month! Dogs are active, curious animals, so a walk is just about the best thing in the world for a dog. Not to ignore all the obvious physiological health reasons walking is good for both you and your furry friend, several unexpected benefits come with a daily walk. It KeepsKeep Reading

Does Rain Affect Your Pets?

Categories: Cats, Dogs, FAQ, Humane Education

The short answer is yes! Everything from the sound of the rain to the moisture it produces can stress your pet. It’s important to know the physiological as well as psychological differences between you and your pet so that you both can have a safe and happy Northern California rain-filled winter. Dogs can hear fourKeep Reading

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