Pet Tales

Four pet happenings this week in SLO County

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

Competitive horse ride

The Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association’s Sage Hill Competitive Trail Ride will be held Nov. 7-9 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 call 710-4471. If you would like to volunteer, call 710-4471 or email

Taste wine for cats

The North County Humane Society will host Pours4Purs Wine Weekend from Nov. 14-16. 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 Pours4Purrs Purrsport from participating wineries or print one 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 more information, call 466-5403.

Dog park help 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 allvolunteer organization that maintains the dog park with volunteer workers and donations. For more information call 528-5465or 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 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.