Share a life of love and companionship with a homeless pet...see our adoptable cats and dogs more »

Our Humane Education programs teach toddlers to teens about caring for animals in need! more »

Positive reinforcement training classes help strengthen the human-animal bond and keep dogs out of shelters more »

SPAY/NEUTER APPOINTMENTS, Microchipping, K9 Training...learn about all the services we offer more »


Founded in 1955, Woods Humane Society is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane care of homeless dogs and cats in San Luis Obispo County.  Our work includes finding loving homes for pets, working to end pet overpopulation through spay/neuter efforts, canine obedience classes, and humane education opportunities for children.  We rely on the dedication of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors as we improve the lives of animals throughout our community.

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What's New at Woods?

Upcoming Events

November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018—Black Friday Adopt-a-Thon
Clear the Shelter with FEE WAIVED ADOPTIONS more »

November 26, 2018—Furry Friends - Woods SLO
Furry Friends (1st-5th grade)Humane Education 2018

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 26 and Dec. 10, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Woods SLO: 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Please wait outside the Community Room entrance, located to the left of the outdoor cattery from the Visitor Parking Lot.
PRICE: $10 per class
WHAT: A supervised volunteer program for youth in 1st-5th Grade. Help show kindness to animals by making Kong dog treats and toys & reading aloud during Cat & Dog Whisperers Reading Time at Woods SLO.
HOW to SIGN UP: Please register online in advance to participate. Events are subject to cancellation without refund, and spaces are limited. Scholarships available; email for information.

-- Students must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
-- Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants. This program is not appropriate for those with severe allergies to dogs or cats. more »

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Opening Homes and Hearts to Homeless Pets
in San Luis Obispo County since 1955.