Here’s a look at upcoming pet-related events around San Luis Obispo County:
Rattlesnake avoidance training
Rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs will be held Saturday in San Luis Obispo. The daylong training session will teach your dog to avoid the sight, sound and smell of a rattlesnake once they become aware of one, giving you peace of mind and potentially saving both you and your dog’s life by alerting you to the presence of arattlesnake. Space is limited and registration is $95 per dog. For more information or to register, visit http://www.manpaw.com.
Sign up for Dogtoberfest
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Heilmann Dog Park’s Dogtoberfest will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Atascadero Lake Park. The event includes wiener dog and wiener wannabe races, vendors and nonprofit groups with giveaways and product information, animal adoptions, raffle, barbecue lunch and pet costume contest. Preregistration is $15, $20 day of race. Proceeds benefit Heilmann Dog Park in Atascadero. For more information, call 461-5749 or visit http://www.parks4pups.org
Name your own price
Woods Humane Society is holding a “name your own price on any animal that fits inside a backpack” promotion through September. To see a list of adoptable animals or for more information, visit http://www.woodshumanesociety.org.
Foxy Doxy donations
The Foxy Doxy Dachshund and Dog Rescue is seeking donations to purchase a used truck to help with transporting animals to and from adoption events as well as from San Luis Obispo County to the Bakersfield and Fresno areas to rescue dogs in highkill shelters.
Donations can be sent via PayPal donation link at http://www.FoxyDoxyDachshundRescue.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Checks can be mailed to Foxy Doxy, P.O. Box 1213, Templeton, CA 93465.
Dog park volunteers needed
El Chorro Dog Park needs volunteers to assist in park maintenance, participate in workdays and fun events and to join the SLO-4-PUPS board. SLO-4-PUPS is an all-volunteer organization that maintains the dog park with volunteer workers and donations. For more information call 528-5465 or visit http://www.elchorrodogpark.org.
Adopt a cat in SLO
The Feline Network of the Central Coast holds kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo.
Kittens and cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for leukemia and FIV. Adoption fee is $60. For information on adoptions and low-cost spay or neuter in San Luis Obispo or the South County, and help with feral cats, call 549-9228.
Upcoming horse show
The Central Coast of California Arabian Horse Association will hold an Open All Breed Horse Show on Oct. 19 at Buckley Stable Arena in San Luis Obispo. Events include jumping, English, Western, trail, halter and showmanship.
For more information, call 466-1138 or visit http://www.cccaha.org.