In Marin / FYI
Nova and Duncan (right) are two pets owned by marin humane society staffers.
These matchmakers help good people find great pets.
By PJ Bremier • Photos By tim Porter
As more prospectIve pet own- ers turn away from purchasing and toward adoption or rescue, they’re discovering that finding the right dog, cat, bunny or gold-
fish to join their household is easier than ever.
Besides the marin Humane society — the
largest, oldest and best-known pet adoption
agency in the county — local and national pet
adoption websites are there to help match
residents with a compatible creature. Almost
all rescue groups in marin are finding success
by posting photos and descriptions of their
adoptable pets on online platforms such as
petfinder, Norcalpet Adoptions and Adopt-A-pet.com, the world’s largest nonprofit animal
adoption site, cofounded by mill valley resident David meyer.
“shelters often report that we have doubled
their adoptions since they started posting
with us,” meyer says. “We estimate that we
help place 500,000 pets a year.”
A Talent for Rescue
When one Greenbrae family recently fostered a one-year-old Belgian malinois, they
figured they knew why his owners gave him
up. Within days of his arrival, he taught their