Senior dogs at SLO Animal Services shelter looking for homes

pettales@thetribunenews.comJune 19, 2014 

This week, San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess features a collection of senior dogs that are waiting for new forever homes:

From there to here, and here to there, senior pets are everywhere.

Some are active as all get out. Others are happy to lie about.

Sad, some owners just passed away, other didn’t notice their pets went astray.

Seuss verse or not, senior pets at the SLO County Animal Services Shelter are looking for homes.

Dolly’s a 10-year-old boxer who lives for love. She’s people-focused but also fine with dogs of all sizes. Dolly needs to lose weight, though she prefers lounging around with people over exercise.

Sugar and Pogo each lost their homes when their owners died. Sugar’s a youthful 12-year-old Jack Russell/Corgi mix who is good on a leash, enjoys other dogs and gets along with cats and kids.

A gentle 8-year-old Chihuahua, Pogo has lived with cats and loves to be held.

Doodle’s owner also died, plus the dog needed surgery. Thankfully, ARF donations covered the operation. Doodle’s looking for an adopter who’ll recognize that her value far exceeds the cost of Science Diet kibble.

Wally’s an 8-year-old flat-coated retriever mix who effortlessly bounds after tennis balls. Wally knows “sit” and loves to play fetch.

Need a lap warmer? Stormy’s a 9-year-old Chihuahua with excellent companion skills — enjoys walks, is crate-trained and loves to be near her person. See their slideshow at

With yearning hearts senior dogs all know, heaven’s the place we all call home.

For more information about Doodle ID No. 198425, Dolly ID No. 940852, Stormy ID No. 167754, Pogo ID No. 942627, Wally ID No. 199023 or Sugar ID No. 928182, 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.

Dog and coffee social

Sherwood Dog Park is holding a coffee social from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Free coffee and pastries will be served. Board members will be available to provide an orientation to the park for new visitors or new dog owners. The event is free, and donations are appreciated. Sherwood Dog Park is at 290 Scott Street in Paso Robles. For more information, call 239-9326 or visit

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