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Dog Splash Days return to Templeton pool

pettales@thetribunenews.comSeptember 4, 2013 

Pepper the Australian shepherd clings to the edge of the Templeton Community Pool in September 2010 while taking a dip during the fourth annual Dog Splash Days. See more photos »

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Here are a few animal-related events coming up in San Luis Obispo County:

Doggie pool party

Dog Splash Days at Templeton Community Park will be Friday through Sunday. Doggie swim times will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday for little or senior dogs, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday for all dogs and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for all dogs. Admission is $20 per dog through event day. Proceeds benefit Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. Owner must bring paper proof of current rabies vaccination. To make a reservation, visit www.parks4pups.org. For more information, call 239-4437.

Equine parade awards

California Central Coast Draft Horse Riders and Friends Troupe will sponsor this year’s Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival’s equine entry awards. A stall plaque will be awarded to the best entry in each of the five equine categories: working western, junior equestrian, costume class, animal-driven vehicle and posse. The parade is at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 in downtown Arroyo Grande. Entry deadline is Sept. 13. For an application, visit www.agharvestfestival.com. For more information, call 474-0788 or email tjskillin@gmail.com.

Driving lessons

An introduction class to horse and pony driving will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28. There will be demonstrations with horses, ponies and minis. Bring a lunch. Bring harness and carts, no horses. Presented by the Brass Oak Driving Society. The class is at Overlook Driving Center, 7755 Feenstra Road in Paso Robles. Cost is $20. For more information, call 237-8476.

Adopt a cat in SLO

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. Adoption fee is $60 for one or $80 for two. Free vet exam 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 semi-tame mousers are also available.

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