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Lab mix waiting to give her love

‘There’s nothing better than the life of a well-loved dog: comfy bed, great grub (from a dog’s perspective), excellent medical care and the love of the people who are the center of the universe.

“The San Luis Obispo County Animal Shelter has many dogs longing for that people-centric life — each deserving in his or her own way. The young ones, perhaps naively, believe the next person who pass their kennel will be the one. The adult dogs — who once had that life but lost it — are still holding out hope.

“Daisy’s a middle-aged Labrador mix who doesn’t wear her heart on her sleeve, but she shows her love by walking easily on a leash, being attentive, and gently soliciting pets.

Although she is prematurely gray around the eyes and muzzle, Daisy is fit and in Camp Paws, a summer program for local pre-teens to learn about pet care while improving the adoptability of shelter dogs.

“To be in Camp Paws, Daisy had to be good with children and other dogs. In return, Daisy learned how to run the agility course and honed her basic obedience skills.

“Daisy has many traits that one looks for in a dog; she’s quiet, devoted and has some obedience training. Having loved and lost, Daisy is now looking for an adopter who can restore her confidence that she won’t be abandoned again. She needs a patient person who — with practice, treats and praise — will reassure her that her moon and stars will return home each night.” — Animal shelter volunteer Ellen Perryess

For more information about Daisy ID No. 174874, 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 $75 for cats and $100 for dogs, plus a $20 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.

If you have a story or photos of your furry, feathered or scaly friend please or mail to Pet Tales, c/o The Tribune, P.O. Box 112, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406.