Pet Tales

Scaled, shelled, exotic pets ready for show

pettales@thetribunenews.comSeptember 18, 2013 

A kitten waiting for adoption at Woods Humane Society.


The Turtle, Tortoise and Reptile Show, hosted by the Turtle Organization of SLO, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

See exotic turtles and tortoises, reptile displays, educational exhibits, conservation groups, and care and adoption information. There will also be raffle prizes.

The show will be at the Veterans Memorial Building at 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Entrance is $2 to $3, and children 5 and younger are free.

For more information, call 748-5386.

At equine event, meet, greet, groom

Adventures with Horses fall sessions are from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and Oct. 19.

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to meet, greet, groom and walk calm and gentle equines. Children and their parents will learn basic equine manners, body language, safety skills and round-pen activities. Wear close-toed shoes or boots.

Events are at Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary at 6275 Cerros Pioneros in San Miguel.

Register at For more information, call 467-9204 or 467-3280, or visit

Woods waives cat adoption fees

Woods Humane Society has waived adoption fees for cats and kittens for the month of September.

Adoptable cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. To see adoptable felines, visit or visit the shelter at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo. For more information, call 543-9316.

Five-day dog behavior workshop

Dog behaviorists Cheri Lucas and Brian Agnew will lead a five-day, remote-collar proficiency workshop Sept. 26 to 30 at Second Chance at Love Humane Society in Templeton.

The workshop will teach participants to safely and effectively use a remote collar as a dog-training tool.

Cost for the workshop is $2,500. For more information, visit

Volunteers needed to trap cats

The Feline Network urgently needs volunteers to trap feral cats for spay and neuter.

Volunteers are needed in Nipomo, elsewhere in the South County and in San Luis Obispo.

One person can make a huge difference in curtailing cat overpopulation.

The Feline Network provides traps and training. A vehicle is needed to take cats to and from trapping sites and vet offices.

TNR (trap-neuter-return) programs have been implemented nationwide and have proven successful.

To volunteer, call Lynette at 556-0717 for the South County and Christine at 544-6138 for San Luis Obispo.

Wiener dog races

Wiener Dog and Wiener Dog Want-to-Be races will be held during the Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival on Sept. 28. Check-in is from 9 a.m. to noon, and races begin at 1:30 p.m. in Heritage Square Park. Proceeds benefit Foxy Doxy Rescue.

For more information and to register, visit

Beginner lessons in horse driving

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 harness and carts, but no horses. Also, bring a lunch.

The event is 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.

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