Pet Tales

Some upcoming animal-friendly festivities

Dog Splash Days at Templeton Community Park will be Friday through Sunday.

Doggie swim times will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday for little or senior dogs, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday for all dogs and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for all dogs. Admission of $20 includes a raffle ticket for doggy and people treats.

Proceeds benefit Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. Owner must bring paper proof of current rabies vaccination. No unneutered adult dogs and no puppies younger than 4 months.

To make a reservation, visit or send your reservation request with check payable to Dog Splash Days to Parks4Pups at PO Box 795, Paso Robles, CA 93447. For more information, call 239-4437.

The Creston Classic Rodeo will be Friday through Sunday in downtown Creston. Activities include jackpot team roping, rodeo queen contest, team bronco riding, a Rodeo Barn Dance at the Loading Chute, Cowboy Church, mutton bustin’ and more rodeo events.

For more information and schedule of events, visit

The Atascadero Horsemen’s Club will meet at Shady Oaks Equestrian Center, 5010 San Benito Ave. in Atascadero at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Cezanne De Cristoforo, a certified Parelli horse trainer, will give a presentation at 6:30 p.m., with a general meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend. For more information, visit or call 703-3675.

Buy a 2012 13-month Love ’Em wall calendar for $12.99 plus tax from the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter. Each month, the calendar highlights a dog or cat that was once homeless but now has a family. Most featured pets are ones that found their homes through this column.

All calendar proceeds will support Animal Shelter Adoption Partners’ ongoing community education efforts to reduce the number of dogs and cats dropped off at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter.

Calendars are available at all Lemos Feed & Pet stores, Tails Pet Boutique and online at

The TOO SLO Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club will present a Turtle, Tortoise and Reptile Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Veterans Memorial Building at 801 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo.

The event will feature exotic turtles and tortoises, a reptile display, educational exhibits, conservation groups, care and adoption information and raffle prizes.

Tickets are $2 to $3, and kids 5 and younger are free. For more information, call 748-5386 or visit

If you have a story or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend, please email or send regular mail to Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.