Celebrating a Milestone in Napa Humane History!

34 years ago, in 1990, Napa Humane made a transformative leap by acquiring a fully-equipped veterinary clinic on California Boulevard in Napa. This pivotal moment allowed us to convert the facility into a high-volume, high quality, affordable spay/neuter clinic, significantly impacting pet overpopulation in our community. Today, the Napa Humane Clinic is staffed by licensedKeep Reading

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

Join Our Team as a Bilingual Pet Education Associate!

JOB TITLE: Bilingual Pet Education Associate REPORTS TO: Pet Education Manager ORGANIZATION: Napa Humane LOCATION: Napa, CA JOB TYPE: Part-time, non-exempt Are you passionate about dogs and their well-being? Do you have a natural knack for understanding canine behavior and an unshakeable desire to make a positive impact in the lives of both dogs and their owners?Keep 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

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

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