Pet Tales

Wrangler soaks up the love

pettales@thetribunenews.comJuly 5, 2013 

‘Wrangler can relate to Elvis: ‘Since my baby left me, I found a new place to dwell. It’s down at the end of lonely street at Heartbreak Hotel.’

“For Wrangler and many of the shelter dogs, it’s the same story: First it was puppy love; then it was hand-me-down love; and now it’s residency at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

“Wrangler is a handsome 5-year-old Labrador/Queensland mix who genuinely enjoys walks on the beach, watching a sunset or just hanging out. Wrangler even appears to enjoy warm-water baths followed by a towel fluff-dry. Basically, he soaks up the love.

“Wrangler’s looking for a loving, long-term partner. He’s done with being jilted and is looking for a quiet life in a committed relationship. If you’ve got kids, he likes them, too.

“Wrangler gets along with mellow dogs, but his enthusiasm for people makes him perfect as your only doggy squeeze.

“A Wrangler fan, who is helping the pup find his match, has prepaid half of the dog’s adoption fee.

“The shelter’s full of warm hearts looking for love — from small to large, short-coat to long, young to old — and the Fourth of July fireworks will bring in more dogs.“ Adopt a shelter pet because Lonely Street shouldn’t have to be a permanent address.”

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Wrangler, ID No. 918711, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter at 781-4413 or visit

The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

To see more shelter animals that are available for adoption, visit

The adoption fee is $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $24 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.

Dog party at Laguna Lake Park

Goldens in the Park will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo.

All golden retrievers, along with other breeds of dogs, and their owners are welcome. Events include “most senior golden,” “best fetch,” “most balls in mouth” and “best trick.” There will be pet vendors, food and more. Event benefits Woods Humane Society and Animal Shelter Adoption Partners. Admission is free.

For more information, visit

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