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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Upcoming Events

September 24, 2018—Furry Friends - Youth Volunteers - K-4th
Youth Volunteers in K-4th grade help show kindness to animals by making Kong dog treats and toys & reading aloud during Cat Whisperers Reading Time. Sign Up HERE more »

September 26, 2018—Animal Advocates - Youth Volunteers - 5th -12th
Youth Volunteers in 5th-12th grade provide enrichment for dogs and cats and help promote adoption through videos and art work. Sign Up HERE more »

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Woods Pet Pal of the Week!

I really am a sweet, kindhearted, and fun boy more »

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