Pet Tales

Bailey, full of wisdom and love, waits for her new life

pettales@thetribunenews.comSeptember 25, 2013 

"When Cody and Bailey arrived at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter, summer overcrowding was nipping at our heels. Finding a home for each of these seniors would be tough, and placing them as a pair would be nearly impossible. Shelter volunteers and staff scrambled for options.

“Rescue organizations were contacted. Thankfully, Cody, a full-breed Chesapeake Bay retriever, was rescued by a Chessie non-profit. Sadly, the shar-pei rescue groups were overwhelmed with needy dogs, so there wasn’t room for a ‘nearly, but not-quite-full-breed’ shar-pei like Bailey.

“And though her gene pool is a bit murky, her heart is crystal clear. Bailey’s a gentle companion dog who — with wagging tail and funny face — comes up for pets and love. Bailey’s a quiet girl who likes meeting people and gets along with cats and dogs.

“Bailey also has the wisdom of her nine years, and she enjoys car rides and is a pleasant co-pilot. She also has great house manners and is content to lie quietly, preferably next to someone’s feet.

“Bailey is an easy-going companion at home or in public. And with all her shar-pei wrinkles, Bailey’s array of expressions will bring a smile to your face.

To meet Bailey, call her foster family at 235-1615.

“Rescue organizations save lives; adopters make lives. Bailey, with her kind heart and rumpled exterior, is waiting for life to begin again.”

See Bailey’s slideshow at

— Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Bailey, ID No. 152576, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County animal 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 available for adoption, visit

The adoption fee is $80 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $25 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.

Wiener Dog Races

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

For more information and to register, visit

Horse driving

An introduction class to horse and pony driving will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be demonstrations with horses, ponies and minis.

Bring a harness and carts, 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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