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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 »


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 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 For more information, call 474-0788 or email

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 Free semi-tame mousers are also available.

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