Pet Tales


    Spending on pets goes up for 2012

    Posted 3:31 PM 6/4/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    How much do you spend on your pet every year? According to the ASPCA, Americans drop $695-dollars on dogs and $670-dollars on cats for food and medical care alone. 10 year-old maltese bichon, Blanca is one spoiled and happy dog. "Every six weeks she gets her hair cut and (More)

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    The surprising stats on this year's kitten season

    Posted 5:12 PM 5/28/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    In this week's Pet Tales, it's all about kittens!

    During the spring and early summer, shelters and non-profit groups gear up for a population explosion.

    And with this year's mild winter, kitten season was predicted to be one of the worst.

    We checked-in with shelters across (More)


    What to do if your pet goes missing

    Posted 5:46 PM 5/7/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    If your pet has ever gone missing, you know it can be a devastating time. The constant worry if they're hungry, hurt or even worse. But humane groups say, it's fairly common - one in three pets will go missing at one point in their lives.

    In late April, Roseanne Alwen was (More)


    Atascadero dog rescue, Foxy Doxy Dachshund

    Atascadero dog rescue, Foxy Doxy Dachshund

    Posted 5:31 PM 4/2/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    When it comes to pet adoptions, rescue groups are often the unsung heroes finding dogs and cats forever homes.They'll take dogs out of shelters who are over-looked, or considered unadoptable.

    "We'll take the broken, we'll take the sick, we'll take the aggressive, we'll take the old," (More)


    Veterinarian comes to the financial rescue of a dog with life threatening injuries

    Veterinarian comes to the financial rescue of a dog with life threatening injuries

    Posted 5:08 PM 3/26/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    For the Frice family and their dogs Lucy and Mia, it all happened within minutes.Through an open gate, the dogs got out of the yard and were both hit by a truck on busy Los Osos Valley road, Tuesday night.

    Mark Frice, the dog's owner, and his children Carly and Ethan rushed them to (More)

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    Woods Humane Society marks a major milestone

    Woods Humane Society marks a major milestone

    Posted 6:41 PM 3/8/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    Woods Humane Society marked a major milestone, Thursday -- they altered their 13,000th animal.Their surgical suite opened in 2006.It was designed to spay and neuter just Woods' animals.But now, they service all San Luis Obispo County Animal Services' dogs and cats and dozens of (More)


    Paws Cause aims to curb cat over-population

    Posted 6:31 PM 2/23/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    If you've ever seen a feral cat, you know, they're not exactly looking to be held.But, a group of very dedicated volunteers are rounding up as many feral, stray and abandoned cats as they can in Northern San Luis Obispo County, for this Sunday's Spay Day.

    The non-profit group, Paws (More)


    Adoptable Pets of the Week!

    Adoptable Pets of the Week!

    Posted 4:31 PM 2/21/2012 by Kathy Kuretich


    This is Gabe, a sweet 4 year-old, wire-haired fox terrier blend. He was found as a stray, and came to the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society after living in a foster home. Now he's looking for a forever home."He came in kind of shy and timid, but he's really come along, he (More)


    Adoptable Pets of the Week!

    Adoptable Pets of the Week!

    Posted 12:36 PM 1/25/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    This is Shelby at Woods Humane Society.She's a seven and a half year-old Boston Terrier mix, and big sweetheart. As a mature lady, she's potty trained, great with dogs of all sizes... and loves cozying up with people."She loves to crawl up in my bed and come cuddle with me at night," (More)

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    A profile of Woods Humane Society

    Posted 6:53 PM 1/10/2012 by Kathy Kuretich

    It's an organization that's been helping animals since 1955. Today, it's a privately- funded, non-profit and a model for animal shelters. The number of programs, the clean facility, the volunteers and community support... allow them to put a big dent in the number of homeless dogs and (More)

SLO County Animal Shelters

ASAP:  Animal Shelter
Adoption Partners

900 Stagecoach, Arroyo Grande
Phone: (805) 489-0689

North County Humane Society
2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero
Phone: (805) 466-5403

SLO County Animal Services
885 Oklahoma Ave, SLO
Phone: (805) 781-4400

Second Chance at Love
P.O. Box 396, Templeton
Phone: (805) 434-3982

Pounce Cat Shelter
259 Los Padres, Los Osos
Phone: (805) 528-2917

Woods Humane Society
875 Oklahoma Ave, SLO
Phone: (805) 543-9316


SB County Animal Shelters

DAWG: Dog Adoption & Welfare Group
5480 Overpass, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 681-0561

Animal Services: Lompoc Shelter
1501 West Central, Lompoc
Phone: (805) 737-7755

Animal Services: Santa Barbara Shelter
5473 Overpass Road, Goleta
Phone: (805) 681-5285

Animal Services: Santa Maria Shelter
548 West Foster, Santa Maria
Phone: (805) 934-6119

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
751 Black Road, Santa Maria
Phone: (805) 349-3435

Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society
111 Commerce, Buellton
Phone: (805) 688-8224