What can you do?
1. Adopt - There are always lots of great animals available at your local animal shelter. If you buy a pet from the pet store, you support additional breeding in a time of enormous overpopulation.
2. Spay or Neuter - Unless you are a licensed professional breeder, there is no reason to allow your pet to breed. The overpopulation problem cannot be solved without aggressive Spay/Neuter programs.
3. Prevent Strays - Every stray picked up is one less space at the shelter. Keep your pet securely confined, and be sure they have a collar with your current phone number on it.
4. Foster - Offer to care for a dog or cat for a few days or weeks until space is again available or another shelter can take them.
5. Donate - We have many plans, but volunteerism only goes so far. We need funds to improve Rescue Me! We want to expand our show to include other shelters in the county. We want to implement programs to encourage and support Spay/Neuter programs in the county.
We appreciate whatever you can do
Sometimes the SLO County Shelter gets an influx of animals that a few short-term foster homes can remedy. Also there is a need for fostering for shelter animals who might be recovering from an illness or are too young to be adopted.
If you are interested in providing foster care for animals from the Animal Shelter, you must complete an application at the Animal Services Department, and complete at least 6 hours of volunteer work there.
ASAP has developed and maintains a directory of local foster homes that can be called on to temporarily house animals from the shelter.
If you would like to keep a dog or cat in your home for a few days or weeks at a time, please call us at (805) 489-0689 and leave us a message with your name and number (spoken very clearly) and mention that you want to be a fosterer. You must be at least 18 years of age, living in San Luis Obispo County, and own your home or have written permission of your landlord to have pets. We will call you back as soon as we can to discuss the program in more detail.
About Join The Pack
- Join the Pack (JTP) is a countywide campaign to create Responsible Pet Owners.
- JTP is sponsored by Animal Shelter Adoption Partners, a local Nonprofit, whose goal is to end unnecessary euthanasia at the SLO County pound (Animal Services).
- Fewer animals coming to the shelter would mean no deaths caused by overcrowding and better care of the truly homeless animals.
- In the past 3 years, 2,514 pets were returned to their owners after being brought to the pound as strays.
- Strays wearing visible ID (a phone number on a collar counts) don't come to the shelter - they get back home. No fines. No risk of euthanasia.
- Pets without ID come into Animal Services, and another animal may be euthanized to make room.
- If you don't redeem your pet within the 5 day legal hold time, it can be killed!
- A simple ID tag is the best pet life insurance policy.
OUR MOTTO IS: If You Love ‘em, Tag ‘em!
It's the responsible thing to do.
Be a Responsible Pet Owner.
Put a visible ID on your Pet. Spay or Neuter.
Adopt from the Shelter. Never abandon your pet.
For more information write us at
or call 805-489-0689
Gift Donation Order
At the request of many of our friends and supporters, Animal Shelter Adoption Partners is offering a way for you to honor friends and family on their birthday, graduation, holiday or just to tell them you care. Perhaps you want a tribute to your companion pet, to say thank you for what they mean to you. You might wish to offer a memorial donation in memory of a beloved family member, friend, or pet who is no longer with us.
This year, rather than the usual Christmas tie or birthday soap-on-a-rope, you could ask your family and friends to buy you a Gift Donation Card to help the animals at the San Luis Obispo County Shelter.
Whatever the reason, your donation will be used to help us eliminate unnecessary euthanasia of adoptable animals, and is fully tax deductible.
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To order your Gift Donation Card, please complete the following information and when complete, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.
Note: For 2010, we are changing to a new card design that is appropriate for dogs or cats.