Pet Tales

Set your pet calendar for these events

Here are some animal-related events coming up in San Luis Obispo County:

Fun run or walk with your pup

Dogs can bring their owners for a 4K/2K fun run or walk along the Salinas River trail in Paso Robles at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit group for Sherwood Dog Park.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and is $20 per dog. Participants receive a racer’s goodie bag, event bandana for their dog and a medal. Raffle drawings and contests to follow the run. Rain or shine. Race begins and ends at Kennedy Club Fitness, 500 S. River Road. call 239-4437 or email in

Horse camp for kids

Adventures with Gentle Horses children’s camps will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 at Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary. Children ages 5 to 12 will learn basic equine manners, body language, safety skills and round pen activities.

Heaven Can Wait is at 6275 Cerros Pioneros in San Miguel. Cost is $25 per child; for families, $15 for the first child, $10 for the second. For more information or to register, visit

Fundraiser for dog park

El Chorro Dog Park will hold a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 and 7 at 915 Mesa St., in Morro Bay. All proceeds benefit the dog park. Donations of items for the garage sale are needed.

To donate or for more information about the garage sale, call 543-7213, 528-5465 or 772-1971.

Wine tasting for Woods

Wine 4 Paws, a fundraising event for Woods Humane Society, will be held at more than 60 participating wineries throughout San Luis Obispo County on April 13 and 14. During the weekend, the Wine 4 Paws wineries will donate a portion of their proceeds to Woods Humane Society.

To see a full list of participating wineries and get a free printable passport and map, visit

Adopt a cat in SLO

The Feline Network holds cat and kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the Madonna Plaza Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo. Cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated. The adoption fee is $60 for one or $80 for two. A free vet exam is included.

For information on adoptions, low-cost spay/neuter, help with feral cats or to volunteer or donate, call 549-9228 or visit . Free semi-tame mousers are also available.

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