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 IT FORWARD, 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

June 2, 2017—Helping Hands - Youth Volunteer Event for ages 7-11
Help the animals at Woods Humane Society by making toys. treats, art and more!
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June 11, 2017—TAILS 2017
Our 17th Annual Tails Gala to benefit the cats and dogs of Woods Humane Society more »

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Woods Pet Pal of the Week!

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