Berkeley Humane

Meet Alexi Darling, a sweet 2-month-old, 4-pound puppy who's a bit on the shy side at first but warms up quickly. She already walks well on leash and gets along great with other dogs. Like all young puppies, Alexi Darling will benefit from ongoing socialization and plenty of fun, dog-friendly training. She is very food motivated, and will surely be an A+ student in Puppy Kindergarten class.

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    Marshal Gibbons is a 4-year-old cat who will bring joy and excitement to your life. His stature is substantial, and his heart is even bigger. He's a cat who values family time, whether that means lounging on the couch to watch home movies, keeping you company as you do the dishes, drawing you into a fun game of pounce on the laser pointer, or taking part in a riveting game of Scrabble. However, he would be equally happy to spend his life hanging out with a single lifelong pal. Basically, Marshal Gibbons is here to spread the love. He is instantly fond of everybody he meets, and you are bound to be just as fond of him in return. Here's what his foster says: "Marshal is a big dude of a cat, but he is very affectionate once he gets settled into a new environment.


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    He can get a little spooked about new or startling noises, but he isn't very skittish in general. He prefers to be in the same room as people, and he will seek your attention when he wants it by coming close to you and even putting himself in the way of whatever you are up to."

    Cat adoption hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; dog adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday at Berkeley Humane, 2700 Ninth St. Details: 510-845-3633, www.berkeleyhumane.org or dogs@berkeleyhumane.org.