Pet Tales

Dogtoberfest ready to launch

Dogtoberfest and Wiener Dog Races return to Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event includes a free pet costume contest with cash prizes, an Elks barbecue, raffle drawings and animal adoption groups.

Race registration is $15 per dog and includes a family photo, two raffle tickets and a racer’s goodie bag. A special race division is open to wiener wannabes (dogs of any breed under 25 pounds).

Registration is available at any Lemos Feed and Pet Supply store and on race day beginning at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit North San Luis Obispo County Dog Parks.

For more information, call 239-4437 or visit

Hosted horse ride

Coast Mounted Assistance will host a poker ride Sunday at the Horse Camp in Montaña de Oro State Park. This is an opportunity to get guided tours of some of the horse-friendly traisls, or follow a marked route on your own, at your own pace.

The event includes a barbecue lunch after the ride, prizes, auction items and a used tack sale. Proceeds benefit the Central Coast Natural History Association and Coast Mounted Assistance.

Horse camping is at a special price for this event. For more information, email to or

Learn about horses

Heaven Can Wait will host a children’s equine event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15. Kids will learn equine body language and safety skills, meet the horses, watch round pen activities, read horse related books, draw, color and take photos.

Heaven Can Wait Horse Sanctuary is located at 6275 Cerros Pioneros Way in San Miguel. The cost is $16, $12 for siblings. For more information, call 769-6260.

Celebrating 10 years

El Chorro Regional Dog Park and SLO-4-Pups are celebrating its 10th anniversary and expansion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16.

The day includes a dedication ceremony for the expansion of the park, complimentary barbecue, cake, treats for the dogs and educational exhibits including Canine Good Citizen Testing.

The dog park is located at El Chorro Regional Park off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

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