Pet Tales

Upcoming pet events around Central Coast

Dog park anniversary

A Pupcakes and Cupcakes Elm Street Dog Park fifth anniversary celebration will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event features an agility course and wading pools for dogs and a short program to recognize the people who made the dog park possible and those who keep it going. The dog park is at 380 S. Elm St., in Arroyo Grande 550-5340.

Walk/run with Fido

The Fire Hydrant 5K is a dog-friendly course in Pismo Beach that starts and finishes at Dinosaur Caves Park on June 7. Participants can run or walk with their four-legged friends. Pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt, pet bandanna and doggie bag.

The dog-centered expo will be from 8 a.m. to noon in the park and features a doggie fashion show, demonstrations, entertainment, contests and an agility course. The expo is free, $35 registration fee for the 5K. To register for the race or contests, visit

K9 walk-a-thon

A benefit K9 walk-a-thon will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at the city park in Morro Bay. The event includes a 1K and 1.5K walk, police K9 demonstrations (with a special appearance by Morro Bay Police Department K9 Xello), photo booth, adoptable dogs, contests and vendors.

Registration is $20 and includes a goodie bag.

For more information, call 772-6225.

Fundraiser fiesta

The Animals in Need Fund will host a fundraiser called Fiesta for our Four-Legged Friends from 5 to 9 p.m. June 7 at Edwards Barn in Nipomo. The event includes a Mexican dinner, beer, wine and auction. The cost is $50 per person.

For more information, visit

$9 adoption event

HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) will have special adoption rates throughout the month of June. Adoptions of cats 9 months and older will be $9.

All cats are spayed or neutered and have up-to-date vaccinations. Each adoption includes a free follow-up vet exam, carrier and bag of kibble.

HART is at 2638 Main St., in Cambria. For more information, call 927-7377.

Pet poison control

If your dog or cat accidentally ingests any potentially harmful products and you need emergency advice, contact the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or