Pet Tales

Wiggle, waggle, walk Saturday

pettales@thetribunenews.comOctober 12, 2012 

Woods Humane Society hosts its Wiggle Waggle Walk for Woods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. Event includes one-mile walk, K-9 demonstrations, vendors, food, games, raffle and contests. Proceeds benefit Woods’ humane sheltering and veterinary care. Registration is $15 per walker or $40 for teams and is available online at www.woodshumane.org or starting at 9 a.m. the day of the event. For more information, call 543-9316.

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Adventures with Gentle Horses children’s summer camps will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary. Children ages 4 to 12 will learn equine manners, safety and grooming. They will read to and walk the horses, create an art project and observe or participate with a gentle equine in a round pen event. Heaven Can Wait is at 6275 Cerros Pioneros in San Miguel. Cost is $25 per child; for families, $15 for the first child, $10 for the second. For more information or to register, visit www.prcity.com/recreation.

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Dogtoberfest and Wiener Dog Races return to Atascadero Lake Park on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event includes a free pet costume contest with cash prizes, barbecue, raffle drawings, and animal adoption groups. Race registration is $15 (pre-registration ) to $20 (day-of registration) per dog and includes a racer’s goodie bag. A special race division is open to wiener wannabes (dogs of any breed under 25 pounds). Registration is available at any Lemos Feed and Pet Supply store and on race day beginning at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Heilmann Dog Park of Atascadero. For more information, call 239-4437 or visit www.parks4pups.org.

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The Feline Network holds cat and kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated. The adoption fee is $60 for one or $80 for two. A free vet exam is included.

For information on adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter, help with feral cats or to volunteer or donate, call 549-9228 or visit www.felinenetwork.org. Free semitame mousers are also available.

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