Pet Tales

Find that special soul mate at the shelter

Sanya is a young Chihuahua who’s great with other dogs.
Sanya is a young Chihuahua who’s great with other dogs.

‘Soul mates wanted: San Luis Obispo County Animal Services Shelter has a number of special dogs who dream of being special to someone.

“Here’s the shelter’s current Canine Lonely Hearts’ Club Roster:

“Sancho didn’t expect his last love to end. He’s a quiet Chihuahua who’s fine with other dogs. Sancho’s a timid guy looking for a mature next love.

“Brownie’s a young shepherd-mix whose recent loss in love has left him hesitantly looking for love again. Brownie likes to go for walks and enjoys playing fetch.

“Harold and Maude are a committed senior Chihuahua couple. Harold’s Mr. Social, enjoying laptime and walks with people. Maude lets Harold do all the socializing preferring her own company or that of her close friends. Harold and Maude are looking for a retirement home.

“Cody’s a middle-aged boxer who’s dignified, introspective nature has left him on the adoption sidelines. In foster care, Cody has proven himself to be a nice guy and a good housemate.

“Prissy is a 12-year-old Cairn terrier mix whose partner was adopted. Prissy is looking for a lifelong commitment.

“Sanya’s old fashion and believes in courtship. She’s a young Chihuahua who’s great with other dogs. Sanya hides her heart but her people-loving and playful nature shines through for those who are patient.

“These shy pooches are four-legged souls looking for their two-legged match. With a little patience, someone can unlock their hearts and find a treasure.”

For more information about Sancho — 187297, Brownie — 181933, Harold — 187237, Maude — 187236, Cody — 918716, Prissy — 122336, Sanya — 186683, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter at 781-4413 or visit

The Animal Services shelter is at 885 Oklahoma Ave., off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

To see more shelter animals available for adoption, visit

The adoption fee is $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $24 county license fee for dogs if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents. The adoption fee includes spay or neuter, basic vaccinations, microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, new collar and ID tag, and carrier for cats.

Weiner Dog Races at A.G. Harvest Festival

The Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival will feature Wiener Dog Races beginning at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 29. Entry cost is $5 preregistration or $10 on the day of the races.

There will be prizes for the winning dogs and their humans, which have been donated by several local businesses including gift certificates to Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, and all doggies will get a goodie bag with lots of treats. This year the race is benefiting Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue.

For rules and registration information, call 474-8514 or visit www.agharvestfestival  .com  .

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