Pet Tales

Dog film and cat adoptions

pettales@thetribunenews.comFebruary 7, 2013 

Here’s a roundup of upcoming animal-related events in San Luis Obispo County:

Military dogs on film

“Always Faithful,” a documentary about U.S. Marine Corps dog teams on the front lines of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, will show at 7 p.m. today at the Park Cinemas in Paso Robles as a fundraiser for Sherwood Dog Park. Director and cinematographer Harris Done and U.S. Marine and dog handler Mike Dowling will attend and introduce the film at 7 p.m. A wine reception is planned for 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. For information and tickets, visit or call 239-4437.

Dog park anniversary

Vineyard Dog Park of Templeton will celebrate its four-year anniversary with a coffee social at the dog park from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Coffee and pastries will be served. The event is free; rain cancels. Vineyard Dog Park is at 1010 Semillon Lane in Templeton. For information or directions, visit or call 239-4437.

Kitty for Valentine’s

From Feb. 11 through Feb. 16, Woods Humane Society is lowering feline adoption fees to $14 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All cats are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations and microchipped. Woods is also offering microchip implants for dogs and cats for $20 per pet.

Woods Humane Society is at 875 Oklahoma Ave. in San Luis Obispo. For more information, call 543-9316 or visit .

Horse camps for kids

Adventures with Gentle Horses children’s camps will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 and April 6 at Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary. Children ages 5 to 12 will learn basic equine manners, body language, safety skills and round pen activities. 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

Adopt a cat

The Feline Network holds cat and kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the Madonna Plaza 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 Free semitame mousers are also available.

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