Takin’ care of Business – 10/7/2021

Written by Estero Bay News

October 8, 2021

Woods ‘Wiggle Waggle Fall Festival’ on Oct. 30 

Costumed pug

It’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Woods Humane Society will cap off a month of celebration and adoption promotions by inviting the community—including leashed and friendly dogs—to its San Luis Obispo campus for the Wiggle Waggle Fall Festival from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

This free pet celebration features fall-themed, carnival style activities for the whole family, sponsored by Saint Francis Capital Wealth Management and Perfect Union, in addition to MetLife Pet Insurance, Coast 104.5 (which will host the event live, on-air), The Krush 92.5, 93.3 KZOZ, 98.1 KJUG, 920 KVEC, Hill’s Science Diet, Williams Homes, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, Elemental Wealth Advisors, and New Times.

“After months of social distancing and virtual events,” said Woods CEO Neil Trent, we are thrilled to be able to take advantage of our warm fall weather to safely host this outdoor festival in celebration of the animals who continue to brighten our days and fill our hearts, no matter what is happening in the world. We would love nothing more than to thank our local community members who have supported us through thick and thin by treating them to an afternoon of pure, pet-inspired fun.”

Event highlights include kids’ and canines’ costume contests; canine carnival activities like the Stuffed-Animal Pull, Pup-Cake Walk, and Bobbing for Tennis Balls in the Doggy Splash Zone; a Trick-for-Treat training challenge and Haunted Dog House in the Woods University training facility; holiday family photo opportunities at the Woods PUP-kin Patch as well as with a real, live Santa Paws; and both trick-or-treating and shopping in the open-air Pet Fair, featuring local artisan goods, delicious food, face painting, and more.

Event vendor SLO Animal Services will be offering free microchips for pets during the event (while supplies last) at their neighboring site, next door to Woods Humane Society SLO. Other Pet Fair vendors include Palette and Pine hand-crafted wood signs, Woolly Bear Designs, Paradise Shaved Ice, Tails Pet Boutique, Amandalee Designs, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, Paso Pups gourmet dog treats, Krave Boxx food truck, Tacos El Grande food truck, SLO Roasted Coffee, and more.

Woods event organizers note that most event activities will be held outdoors, however, restrooms and some event booths will be located indoors. Masks are required in all indoor areas.

The Woods Wiggle Waggle Fall Festival takes place at Woods Humane Society SLO, located at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo. For more event information, visit www.WoodsHumane.org/FallFestival or call (805) 543-9316

Historical Adobe Open House Delayed

La Loma Adobe in 1970 and today

The Annual Open House and Tour of La Loma Adobe, originally planned for this October, will be postponed until Spring of 2022 due to concerns about COVID. Everyone looks forward to the La Loma Adobe Open House. It’s a rare chance to get inside a historic San Luis Obispo home that is over 200 years old, dating to the very beginnings of San Luis Obispo city’s history. No one has lived in the adobe since the early 1950s, but since the early 1800s the adobe had been home to some of San Luis Obispo’s most famous people of their times. Lots of children were raised there – nine of whom belonged to Maria Concepción (“Chona”) Boronda, who added the second story to the original adobe to house her growing family. The structure shows its history – from the original hand-made adobe bricks to the surrounding gardens that volunteers have now brought back to life. It is owned by the City of San Luis Obispo. Friends of La Loma Adobe have been working with City staff and volunteers to insure that this vital piece of San Luis Obispo history will survive for future generations to enjoy. Until May, the outside of the adobe can be seen from the public garden area that surrounds it. The adobe is located at 1590 Lizzie Street, adjacent to the Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve Trailhead, and close to the San Luis Coastal Adult School and French Hospital. Learn more about La Loma Adobe by visiting LaLomaAdobe.or

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