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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 »


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.

Become part of the Woods story! Watch the video below and join us on June 12, 2021 for There's No Place Like SLOme.


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Upcoming Events

June 12, 2021—There's No Place Like SLOme
Join us for an evening of incredible adventures, adorable animals, and a peek behind the curtain at Woods Humane Society... more »

June 21, 2021 - June 25, 2021—Virtual Critter Camp - Kitten Camp
Purrr-fectly obsessed with kitties? Join other cat lovers to meet adoptable cats and kittens, learn about everything feline and to get to know local cat rescue efforts! more »

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Meet Halo!

Woods Pet Pal of the Week!

Sweet little Halo looking for a friend for life! more »

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