Enhancing Our Community Outreach: Meet our Bilingual Pet Education Associate Sofia!

We are thrilled to start an exciting new chapter for Napa Humane!  Thanks to The David and Jane Gotelli Family Fund, a Field of Interest Fund of Napa Valley Community Foundation, we have the funds to create an important new staff position – Bilingual Pet Education Associate. We are so excited to welcome Sofia Vargas,Keep Reading

Dog on leash hiking

Rattlesnake Season: Safety Tips and Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Options

Categories: Dog Training, Dogs

As rattlesnake season approaches, it’s crucial to prioritize pet safety!  At Napa Humane, we dedicate ourselves to keeping our furry friends out of harm’s way.  Rattlesnakes are more active in warmer months, increasing the risk of encounters with pets during hikes or outdoor adventures. Here are top tips to keep your pets safe: Stay vigilant:Keep Reading

A Month in the Life of Napa Humane

February may be the shortest month of the year, but you wouldn’t know it from all the activity at Napa Humane. Clinic Staffing We have hired a new Clinic Assistant Manager, Hayley, who comes to us with management and animal welfare experience. I am beyond excited to add this depth to the Clinic team, andKeep Reading

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

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