Caring Companions Program


Ensuring a lifetime of love and care for your pet


Nobody likes to think about it, but what would happen to your pets if you died or became unable to care for them.  Who would provide a loving home?  Who would know their daily routines, favorite treats, medical needs and what makes them feel safe and loved?

Every year bewildered animals whose owners have died are brought to Woods Humane Society by caring family and friends.  They want what’s best for the animals but know little about their needs, unique personalities and disposition.  Suddenly the pet is in an unfamiliar environment without the comfort of their beloved human companion.

For this reason Woods Humane Society has created the Caring Companions Program.  If you choose Woods Humane Society as the future guardian of your pets, we will make every effort to rehome them with the best possible human companion.  Our caring adoption staff will use your detailed Pet Profile Form to match your pet with an adopter who is prepared to provide for their unique physical and psychological needs.  

Enrolling in the Caring Companions Program is simple.  You complete a Pet Profile Form for each cat or dog you would like to enroll and return it to Woods Humane Society.  We will schedule a time to meet with you and your pets to learn as much as we can about their unique needs.    

Each pet being enrolled in the program does require a donation of $5,000 or more.  This can be an outright gift, bequest or other planned gift.  Your contribution will provide for your pets while they are at Woods Humane Society.  Any portion of your donation not used for the care of your pet will be used to care for other homeless animals at Woods Humane Society.

All of us at Woods Humane Society have our own beloved pets and understand how important it is to know they will be lovingly cared for regardless of the circumstances.  If you have any questions about our Caring Companions Program please contact Emily L'Heureux, Donor Engagement Office at (805) 543-9316 ext. 33.


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