Lightning supposedly doesnt strike twice, but it has for Molly and Chevy.
Nearly three years ago, Molly and Chevy lost their home because their family was moving but couldnt find a place that accepted pets. So Molly and Chevy moved into the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services Shelter.
Fortunately, by appearing in a 2009 Tribune Pet Tales article, they found a home.
But last month, lightning struck again: Molly and Chevys new owners moved to a home where dogs are not allowed. So once more, Molly and Chevy arrived at the shelter.
Molly and Chevy reflect a nationwide problem: Fewer than 10 percent of rental properties allow pets, even though pet owners generally move less frequently, pay larger deposits and pay higher rents in order to keep their pets.
Molly and Chevy are older dogs that have youthful dispositions and are in good health. Molly is a Labrador/Catahoula mix and Chevy is a Shepherd/chow mix. Both are spayed, housebroken, quiet and good with other dogs. They also keep each other company when left alone and love people of all ages.
Half of each dogs adoption fee is paid in essence creating a two-fer deal in hopes of keeping Molly and Chevy together. Additionally, if adopted together, ASAP will send the adopting family a $50 Lemos Feed and Pet Supply gift certificate as a housewarming gift.
If lightning can strike twice, resulting in these dear dogs becoming homeless, lets hope the positive lightning of Pet Tales readers will find Molly and Chevy their lifelong home.
Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess
For more information about Chevy ID No. 159842, Molly ID No. 159843, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit www.sloanimalservices.com.
The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.
To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit www.sloanimalservices.com.
The adoption fee is $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $23 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, basic vaccinations, microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, new collar and ID tag, and carrier for cats.
Annual Poly Royal Rodeo this weekend
The Annual Cal Poly Open House Poly Royal Rodeo will be at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cal Poly Rodeo Grounds, off Mt. Bishop Road in San Luis Obispo. Traditional rodeo events including roping, barrel racing, bull riding and more.
Tickets are $10; kids 5 and younger are free. Call 459-7764 for information.
Dog group event set for Santa Rosa Park in SLO
The Santa Lucia Open Dog Obedience Groups A Dogs Day event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Santa Rosa Park. Events include agility and canine musical freestyle demonstrations, a 4-H dog show, running flyball, a walking rally, raffle, vendors, photographer and information booths. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome.
For more information, call 462-9822 or visit www.slodog.com. Also, the AKC-certified Canine Good Citizen test will be available for well-behaved dogs; call 772-8008.
Parks4Pups to open new park in Paso Robles
Parks4Pups will be celebrating the opening of the new Sherwood Dog Park of Paso Robles at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The celebration will include a blessing of the park and a blessing of the animals to be conducted by Mother Mary Morrison of St. James Episcopal Church of Paso Robles.
Refreshments will be served.
Park volunteers will be in attendance throughout the weekend to provide park orientation to new visitors.
The celebration is free, dog park day-use fee is $1. Visit www.sherwooddogpark.com, or call 239-4437 for more information. Rain cancels.
More than 70 wineries host Woods fundraiser
Wine 4 Paws, a fundraising event for Woods Humane Society, will be held at more than 70 wineries throughout San Luis Obispo County on Saturday and Sunday.
During the weekend, the wineries participating in the Wine 4 Paws fundraiser will donate a portion of their proceeds to Woods Humane Society.
To see a full list of participating wineries and get a free printable passport and map, visit www.wine4paws.com.
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