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

April 29, 2019—Youth Volunteer Event - Woods SLO
1st Grade - 6th Grade
Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, & 29
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
$10 per class
Each event includes interaction with a Woods animal(s), making a craft for the animals, and learning about helping shelter animals! Space is limited. Please register online in advance. Events are subject to cancellation without refund, and spaces are limited. Scholarships available; email for information. more »

June 8, 2019—Tails Fundraising Gala
An evening of delicious food, wine, live music, and lively auction for Woods more »

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Meet Ferdinand!

Woods Pet Pal of the Week!

I'm definitely a spry, jolly, and energetic boy more »

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