Pet Tales

Upcoming events for dogs, cats, horses in SLO County

Here’s a look at upcoming pet-related events around San Luis Obispo County:

Pints for pups fundraiser

Pints For Pups is a tricks-and-treats-themed craft brew party at Santa Margarita Ranch from 6 to 10 p.m. today. The event includes beer, wine and cider tasting, food, a Halloween costume contest, music, dancing and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Woods Humane Society, Second Chance at Love and Shadow’s Fund. Santa Margarita Ranch is at 9000 Yerba Buena in Santa Margarita. Tickets are $55, $28 for designated drivers. For more information, call 831-245-9086.

Howl’oween celebration

Sherwood Dog Park hosts its Howl’oween celebration Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Events include a free pet costume contest with prizes, holiday bake sale, family photos ($10 donation), dog adopt-a-thon, microchip clinic ($15), and free coffee and cider. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Rain cancels. Sherwood Dog Park is at 290 Scott St. in Paso Robles. For more information, visit or call 239-4437.

Competitive horse trail ride

The Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association’s Sage Hill Competitive Trail Ride will be held Nov. 7 to 9 at Porter Ranch near Santa Maria.

The Sage Hill Ride features open, competitive pleasure and novice divisions. Open riders cover 50 to 60 miles in the twoday period, and competitive pleasure and novice riders cover 35 to 40 miles. A oneday novice ride covers approximately 23 miles. There is also a 12-mile introductory ride for people who want to learn more about the sport of competitive trail riding and horse camping.

Entry forms are online at or at 710-4471. If you would like to volunteer, call 710-4471 or email

Wine tasting to benefit cats

The North County Humane Society will host Pours4Purs Wine Weekend from Nov. 14 to 16.

During the event weekend, many Central Coast tasting rooms will donate portions of their proceeds to NCHS.

In order for participants to donate to the NCHS, they will need to pick up a Pours4PurrsPassport from participating wineries or print one out at

During the event, wineries will stamp visitors passports to verify that they visited the participating tasting rooms during the weekend. With three stamps, visitors may leave their passport at the last winery visited to be eligible for a drawing of prizes. For information, call 466-5403.

Dog park volunteers needed

El Chorro Dog Park needs volunteers to assist in park maintenance, participate in workdays and fun events, and join the SLO-4-PUPS board.

SLO-4-PUPS is an all-volunteer organization that maintains the dog park with volunteer workers and donations.

For more information, call 528-5465 or visit

Adopt a cat in SLO

The Feline Network of the Central Coast holds kitten adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday at the Petco in the Madonna Shopping Center in San Luis Obispo.

Kittens and cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for leukemia and FIV. Adoption fee is $60.

For information on adoptions and low-cost spay or neuter in San Luis Obispo or the South County, and help with feral cats, call 549-9228.

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