Napa Humane’s Big 3 from 2023

2023 was definitely one to remember. As Napa Humane celebrated 50 years – half a century! – of caring for animals in our community, we also launched three exciting new programs to serve our local pets. Dog training classes, shelter medicine, and case management for pets of Napa Valley’s unhoused now round out Napa Humane’sKeep Reading

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

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

Off To a Great Start!

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs, Humane Education

Napa Humane exists so that the puppies and kittens born in Napa County are wanted and cared for, not entering shelters or rescue groups every day. So that preventable diseases don’t steal the lives of young animals, or threaten our human neighbors. So that pets lost in disasters (or just because a gate got leftKeep Reading

Feeling Grateful

What a wild ride this year – or rather, the last two years have been! Our team has zigged and zagged staying on top of current safety protocols, stared down increases in medical supply costs and supply shortages, and simultaneously juggled a significant increase in calls for help from new pet owners.  All I canKeep Reading

Welcome Back Wellness!

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs

Thanks to local Covid-19 vaccination efforts, Napa Humane was able to (safely) bring back in-person Wellness Clinics! Every pet deserves veterinary care, but for a lot of loving pet owners, our free Wellness Clinics are the only way to get it. Napa Humane’s Wellness Clinics aim to assist Napa County’s underserved community, primarily low-income LatinoKeep Reading

The Keystone of Animal Welfare

Categories: Cats, Clinic, Dogs

In ecology, a “keystone” species is the one that holds an ecosystem together. It fills a critical role that no other species can and if it is removed, the whole ecosystem falls apart. In the North Bay animal welfare world, that keystone is Napa Humane’s low-cost Spay/Neuter clinic. We have the only clinic of itsKeep Reading

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Napa Humane’s mission is to promote the welfare of companion animals through protection, advocacy, education, and by example.