Woods Humane Society is a nonprofit organization which receives no tax funds, but is supported by donations, grants, bequests, fundraising events and fees for services. Woods is independent of San Luis Obispo County Animal Services, but works in close cooperation with them and other animal groups in the county for the welfare of all animals. Woods now cares for over 3,000 cats and dogs each year at our facilities in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero until they can be united with loving forever families. We bring in animals from other shelters where they are less likely to be adopted and from individuals who are no longer able to care for their pets. Woods is committed to finding loving homes for all healthy and treatable pets, no matter how long it takes. With our behavior and veterinary resources, we are able to go the extra mile for animals in need. As part of our commitment to work towards ending pet overpopulation, not only is every animal at Woods spayed or neutered, we also provide low-cost spay and neuter services for San Luis Obispo County Animal Services, many other local rescue organizations, and for owned animals in our county. Our medical team has performed nearly 40,000 spay/neuter surgeries in the Woods-Cashin Surgery Center since its opening in 2007. The Humane Education Program offers a wide range of activities for tots to teens and provides insight and enrichment for the next generation of animal advocates. Our full-time Training and Behavior Coordinator provides expert care for dogs in our adoption program as well as dog obedience training classes for the public, designed to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters. Financial support from donors and the dedication of our staff and hundreds of volunteers ensure the success of our work.
Come out to Woods Humane Society and meet the dogs and cats waiting for a home. Our Animal Care Staff will help you find the right match. You can view all of our current adoptable pets online Some Things to Remember: Be at least 18 years of age; Have a valid identification with your current address; Bring along any resident dogs and family members to get to know the animal prior to adoption; Understand that Woods Humane Society reserves the right to deny an adoption for any reason. Our adoption fees include initial vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, initial intake exam and health screening, microchipping, collar, leash, complimentary bag of food, and any items from our donated pet supply area (which may include toys, treats, beds, dog houses, leashes, collars, bowls, pet doors, all depending on current stock).
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