Bark (& Meow) Around the Block


TIME: 10AM – 4PM



Looking for love? Berkeley Humane and 30 animal rescue groups are coming together in one location to make it easy to help you find the love of a new dog or cat. The 5th Annual Bark (& Meow) Around the Block, an adopt-a-thon and family-friendly street fair is on Saturday, August 19th from 10am to 4pm at 2700 9th Street, Berkeley. The event stretches over 2 long city blocks and features reduced-cost/free adoptions, great food, and entertainment for the whole family. 

β€œWe absolutely love this event because it unites our community and highlights the east bay’s adoptable animals,” said Jeffrey Zerwekh, Berkeley Humane’s Executive Director. β€œIt’s okay just to drop in and take a look. We encourage you to bring your entire family to come and enjoy the festivities – and you just might go home with the newest addition to your family.”

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block would not be possible without the following sponsors: NBC Bay Area, The Barkeley (Dog Daycare & Boarding), NBC Bay Area, VCA Animal Hospitals, Berkeley Police Association, Valerie Thompson & Friends, Pet Food Express, Dr. Alan Shriro, Berkeley Honda AutoCenter, Boehringer-Ingelheim, RKD Alpha Dog Marketing, Subaru, Merck Animal Health, Bayer, Able Services, Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union, Berkeley Rotary Club, L.J. Kruse Company, Berkeley Lions Club, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Parent’s Press, Berkeleyside, DogTrekker, and the City of Berkeley.

Don’t miss it!


With its origins dating back to 1895, today Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond. With the support of a dedicated and talented volunteer and staff team, Berkeley Humane intakes animals from municipals shelters around the Bay Area who are often in need of medical care, improved nutrition, enrichment and lots of love. Last year Berkeley Humane conducted over 1,000 adoptions and touched almost 1,000 additional pets through related services. For more information please visit: