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Meet Monkey the dog: 'People are what he loves most in the world'

Monkey, a 3-year-old Queensland heeler-mix at SLO County Animal Services, is a bit chunky, most likely because he’s just too darn sweet. To that end, Monkey’s looking for a family who’ll help him meet his fitness goals — moderate exercise, a good kibble-to-height ratio and lots of love. For more information on Monkey, call the shelter at 805-781-4413.

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Meet Sara, a string-loving kitty who needs a good home

Sara is an 8-month-old kitty with a patchwork coat who is currently in a foster home. She’s a friendly kitty who’s happy to meet new people, and especially likes chasing anything on a string. For more information about Sara, contact the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter at 805-781-4413.

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Howls of happiness in lost dog's reunion

Travis Allen's dog, Chipper, howled in delight when they were reunited Jan. 28, 2018, at Endless Love Pet Palace in Warner Robins. Allen was visiting from North Carolina when Chipper got away Dec. 28, 2017.

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CMC inmates take a different approach to training service dogs

The New Life K9s program at California Men's Colony uses inmates to teach service dogs 104 skills and responses that will help their future owners deal with stresses such as anxiety, depression, sleeping difficulties and nightmares, or perform physical tasks like retrieving shoes. Inmate Kris Blehm describes the difference between the choice training method used at CMC and other training methods.

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Inmate's best friend: CMC program pairs prisoners with training dogs

Twenty-five long-term California Men’s Colony inmates are participating in a program that trains dogs to help veterans and first responders cope with post-traumatic stress syndrome. Rusty the dog is the first to graduate from the two-year program, New Life K9s. His trainer, inmate Christopher Bain, gave a heartfelt speech during Rusty's recent graduation ceremony. Rusty will now go on to help a military veteran.

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Inmate's best friend: CMC program pairs prisoners with training dogs

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Meet Clyde: A shelter pup looking for his forever home

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Gentle Ellie the cat is looking for a home for the holidays

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Meet Dally: This energetic pup is up for adoption at SLO County animal shelter

Meet Monkey the dog: 'People are what he loves most in the world'

Monkey, a 3-year-old Queensland heeler-mix at SLO County Animal Services, is a bit chunky, most likely because he’s just too darn sweet. To that end, Monkey’s looking for a family who’ll help him meet his fitness goals — moderate exercise, a good kibble-to-height ratio and lots of love. For more information on Monkey, call the shelter at 805-781-4413.
Ellen Perryess San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
Meet Monkey the dog: 'People are what he loves most in the world' 1:39

Meet Monkey the dog: 'People are what he loves most in the world'

Meet Sara, a string-loving kitty who needs a good home 1:58

Meet Sara, a string-loving kitty who needs a good home

Howls of happiness in lost dog's reunion 1:03

Howls of happiness in lost dog's reunion

Meet Holly and Pepper: 2 full-figured shelter dogs who need forever homes 1:22

Meet Holly and Pepper: 2 full-figured shelter dogs who need forever homes