Pet Tales

Upcoming animal events in SLO County

pettales@thetribunenews.comOctober 25, 2012 

Jennifer VanderSmith is The Tribune's pet columnist. E-mail her at

Howl’oween at Sherwood Dog Park in Paso Robles will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Dogs and their families can trick-or-treat and costumes are encouraged but optional. The pet costume contest is free and open to kids and adults of all ages and their pets. The contest will be held at noon with prizes for the winners.

Hot cider and coffee will be served; bake sale items will be available for purchase. Family photos will be available for a $10 donation.

Proceeds benefit Sherwood Dog Park and Parks4Pups, a nonprofit organization. Sherwood Dog Park is at 290 Scott St. For more information, visit or call 239-4437.

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The Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association’s Sage Hill Open Breed Competitive Trail Ride will be held Nov. 2 to 4 at Live Oak Camp off Highway 154 near Lake Cachuma.

The Sage Hill Ride, sanctioned by the North American Trail Conference, features open, competitive pleasure and novice divisions. Open riders cover 50 to 60 miles in the two-day period, and competitive pleasure and novice riders cover 35 to 40 miles. A one-day novice ride covers approximately 23 miles. There is also a 12-mile introductory ride for people who want to learn more about the sport of competitive trail riding and horse camping.

Entry forms are online at or call 710-4471 or 688-2912. To volunteer, call 710-4471 or email to  .

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The Cal Poly cat program is hosting its annual Adopt-A-Cat Weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 to 4. It will be at Petsmart on Froom Ranch Way in San Luis Obispo.

There will also be signups to volunteer with CPCP. For more information, call 661-342-1243 or email to  .

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