Pet Tales

Shelter dog Milo reunited with owner


Ellen Perryess, San Luis Obispo County Animal Services Shelter volunteer, and I have been working together for just over five years to feature adoptable animals at the shelter on a biweekly basis.

We started this feature to help spotlight adoptable animals in need of new homes, to help keep the shelter population down and to promote shelter adoption events.

The success rate has been high, and I hope that readers will continue to help these animals to enjoy new chapters in their lives.

Recently, Ellen mentioned senior dog Milo, who was still searching for a new forever home. I received wonderful news from Ellen that Milo’s previous owner, who had turned Milo in to the shelter because he was having trouble finding housing that would allow pets, found a new rental that allowed him to be reunited with Milo. Milo was happy to once again be with his human. And last week’s featured dog, Shadow, has also found a new forever home.

Shelter open house baby shower

Kittens have arrived at the North County Humane Society, and the shelter will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The event includes free finger foods and bottled water. To enter into the drawing, bring a donation item of heating pads, baby bottles, Purina kitten chow, toilet paper, canned Friskies “turkey and giblet” or monetary donations toward the purchase of Breeder’s Edge Kitten Milk Replacer.

NCHS is at 2300 Ramona Ave., in Atascadero. For more information, call 466-5403 or visit

Parks4Pups sponsors student art competition

Parks4Pups is sponsoring a student art competition to paint a mural at the entrance to the Vineyard Dog Park. The competition is open to any student residing in the North County between the ages of 10 and 18.

Winner of the contest will receive a $300 cash award, all expenses of the project paid, community service hours and art instruction from a local professional artist who will supervise the project.

Contest entries must be received by June 24 and the mural completed by Sept. 15. For more details, call 239-4437.

Vehicle fee at El Chorro Dog Park on weekends

San Luis Obispo County Parks is now collecting a $3 vehicle fee on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September at El Chorro Regional Park.

Dog park visitors who visit on the weekends will be required to pay this fee. Visitors are encouraged to purchase a $30 seasonal pass at the kiosk.

El Chorro Dog Park volunteers receive a free volunteer pass; consider becoming a volunteer. For more information, call 772-1971.

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