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Elegant Dylan the cat needs a Siamese-loving home

Shelter cat Dylan is a friendly, vocal and affectionate Siamese looking to bring his elegance to a new home.
Shelter cat Dylan is a friendly, vocal and affectionate Siamese looking to bring his elegance to a new home.

Beautiful Siamese cat Dylan is this week’s featured San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter pet. Shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess tells more about him:

Any Siamese cat lover will tell you, Siamese cats are not for everyone.

Generally, Siamese cats have dog-like personalities and will seek out human attention throughout the day. And though they might follow you around the house or play fetch, they — like other cats — want attention on their terms.

Siamese have an independent spirit coupled with curiosity and intelligence, so if they’re not given owner-approved diversions, they’ll likely find unauthorized distractions on their own. Additionally, Siamese have a large vocalization repertoire that their owners are fluent in.

Bearing all this in mind, Dylan the Siamese is looking for a home.

From the way Dylan readily comes up to visitors for a head rub, it’s clear he once had a human family.

Yet hard times must have struck, because before he came to the SLO County Animal Services shelter, Dylan made his living dumpster-diving behind a local restaurant.

Dylan is a large, 4-year-old boy who leans in appreciatively when being petted and — being a clear communicator — gives an expressive rumble when it’s time to change to another activity. Strikingly handsome, whether lounging or playing, Dylan will add elegance and beauty to any home. Not a Siamese person? Come to the cat adopt-a-pet on the SLO County Animal Services shelter front lawn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday or add your name to the kitten wish list by calling 781-4413 or emailing Erika at  .

Attention all Siamese lovers: Dylan needs you.

For more information about Dylan, ID No. 199121, 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 $80 for cats and $105 for dogs, plus a $25 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.

Fire Hydrant 5K run

The Fire Hydrant 5K on Saturday is adog-friendly course in Pismo Beach, which starts and finishes at Dinosaur Caves Park. Participants can run or walk with their four-legged friends.

Preregistered participants will receive a T-shirt, pet bandana and doggie bag.

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

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. Saturday at Morro Bay City Park. The event includes a 1K and 1.5K walk, police K-9 demonstrations (with a special appearance by Morro Bay Police Department K-9 Xello), photo booth, adoptable dogs, contests, vendors and more.

Registration is $20 and includes a goodie bag. For more information, call 772-6225.

Fiesta for animals

The Animals in Need Fund will host a fundraiser Fiesta for our Four-Legged Friends event from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Barn in Nipomo.

Event includes Mexican dinner, beer, wine and auction.

The cost is $50 per person. For more information, visit  

9 Lives for $9 event

HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) has special adoption rates throughout the month of June as part of the 9 Lives for $9 Cat Adoption Event. 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.

The Wise Owl will host cats from HART from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Meet the cats, and enjoy the fun. Flute music will be provided at noon by Peaceful Pet.

Wise Owl is at 2164 Center St. in Cambria. For more information, call 927-7377.

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