Pet Tales

Couple of cool cats at SLO animal shelter looking for a home

Teddy, pictured, and his friend Eric are two handsome 7-month-old boys who are looking for a home together. They love playing with humans and curling up together to sleep.
Teddy, pictured, and his friend Eric are two handsome 7-month-old boys who are looking for a home together. They love playing with humans and curling up together to sleep.

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess shares the stories of Teddy and Eric, a couple of cool cats waiting for a family.

In their short lives, Teddy and Eric have been loved kittens, abandoned strays and now residents of the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

Teddy and Eric are handsome 7-month-old boys with gorgeous markings. Each has a patchwork coat of tabby on white; Eric has black and gray marble-like swirls, and Teddy’s patches are in rich shades of gold and brown.

Being friendly boys, it’s likely they would have been adopted by now if it weren’t for the constant stream of kittens coming into the shelter. Now, they’ve spent nearly a third of their lives being overlooked and homeless.

Impressively, through thick and thin, these two have kept a positive attitude. They truly appreciate the attention they receive from shelter visitors and have demonstrated their enjoyment of people, toys and each other. They love playing with humans, and if no people are available, they can entertain themselves for hours — and when in doubt, they curl up together and snooze.

Since Teddy and Eric are a proven pair, they’re ideal for someone who’s looking for a couple of felines who get along. To help such an adopter, each has half his adoption fee paid, so it’s a two-for-the-price-of-one deal.

Teddy and Eric know, when everything seems lost, it’s a blessing to have family. Now — whether adopted separately or as a pair — what would make their lives complete would be a loving home.

For more information about Teddy, ID No. 207405, or Eric, ID No. 207407, call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter at 781-4413 or visit

The 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 services, basic vaccinations, a microchip, eligibility for a free veterinarian check, a new collar with an ID tag and a carrier for cats.

Wiggle Waggle Walk

The Wiggle Waggle Walk returns for its 23rd year from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo with the theme “Wild West.” The event includes a pet fair, a doggie-fun-zone obstacle course and canine costume competitions.

The 1-mile walkathon around downtown San Luis Obispo begins at Mitchell Park. Walkers can register online at It’s $15 per adult and $10 per child; fee comes with a T-shirt and walker goody bag.

All proceeds provide ongoing shelter, medical care and behavioral training for cats and dogs at Woods Humane Society.

For more information, call 543-9316.


Dogtoberfest will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with Atascadero Colony Days in the Sunken Gardens at 6505 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event includes wiener dog races, “wannabe wiener dog” races, a pet parade, raffles and a costume contest. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization Heilmann Dog Park.

For more information, call 461-5749.

Adopt a cat in SLO

The Feline Network of the Central Coast has an abundance of cute kittens that need forever homes.

Kitten adoptions are 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 and tested for leukemia and FIV. The adoption fee is $60.

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