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  • PETS

    Photos of Tribune readers' pets

    Roughly a year after The Tribune honored San Luis Obispo County’s canine companions in our “Dog Days of Summer” photo feature, we asked readers to send in photos of their furry, feathery and scaly friends.

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    Plenty of kittens, small dogs at SLO shelter

    To help community members find a new four-legged family member, this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all small-breed dogs (35 pounds and less) and kittens (2 to 6 months old) will be half price. Also, if an adult cat catches your eye, ask a cat volunteer about other special deals.

  • PET TALES

    Little kittens, small dogs in abundance at SLO animal shelter

    This past weekend San Luis Obispo County Animal Services Shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess asked me if we could run a shelter pet column this week because of the overabundance of kittens and small dogs, including last week’s featured dog Chavo, at the shelter and in foster care. If you are...

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    Animal Island: Mystery bird is likely a lost falcon

    Q: I'm trying to identify a bird that I spotted yesterday in my Lloyd Harbor backyard. I've attached a photo for your reference. As you may be able to tell, the bird has a band on its leg. The consensus of my Facebook friends is that it's most likely either an immature red-tailed hawk or Cooper'...

  • PET TALES

    Small dogs in need of big love at shelter

    Chavo’s so small his kennel may appear empty. The adopters who do see him may pass him by because they want a younger dog (Chavo’s 8 years old) or the healed wound on one of his paws makes him look less than perfect. Yet he has so much to offer.

  • PET TALES

    Bubba gets a second chance, finds a home

    Adoptions of pets from San Luis Obispo County Animal Services that have been featured in the Pet Tales are fairly high. Every once in a while, the featured animal is overlooked. It looked like this was the case with Bubba.

  • PET TALES

    Not-so-grumpy cat looks for love at SLO shelter

    Sugar Bear is a 13-year-old Persian who arrived at the SLO County Animal Services shelter with his coat extensively matted, requiring a very close shave. This left him with a soft, cotton-like coat and no more mats pulling painfully on his skin.

  • PET TALES

    Animals get social at SLO’s pet events

    Among the upcoming events are a dog park social in Paso Robles, Dog Splash Days in Templeton and a horse show in SLO.

  • PET TALES

    Summer means more pets at local animal shelters

    Friday is the Fourth of July and pet owners should take precautions to keep their furry friends safe. Loud fireworks and firecrackers can startle even the calmest of pets. Keep your pets indoors if possible, and remember to have ID tags on them in case they become lost.

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    Pups invited to bask in the golden sun at Laguna Lake Park on July 6

    Goldens in the Park will be from noon to 4 p.m. on July 6 at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. All golden retrievers, along with other breeds of dogs, and their owners are welcome.

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