woods humane societyWhen you head out to enjoy the wineries during Wine 4 Paws on April 6 & 7, you can help the animals at Woods by simply tasting wine and taking home your favorite bottles!

The 11th Annual Wine 4 Paws will begin on Friday, April 5 with a block party hosted by some of the downtown Paso Robles Tasting Rooms. On Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, Wine 4 Paws will be participating in multiple tasting rooms from San Luis Obispo to San Miguel, making it easy to visit any winery you like. Visit your favorites, or find a new one – as there are lots of fantastic wineries to choose from. In this County-wide event, each participating winery contributes to Wine 4 Paws in different ways – some donate 100% of tasting fees, others donate a percentage of sales for the weekend. Many do something unique and exciting to represent their passion for this cause, including live music, food, special wine pairings, art, wine specials, and other fun stuff.

woods humane societyWine 4 Paws began in 2009 as a way to help raise money for Woods Humane Society while promoting the Central Coast Wine Region.  It has grown from the initial 35 wineries to almost 100! Since the event first began, Wine 4 Paws has raised almost $350,000 for Woods.  For this year, Woods Humane Society will have Earth & Fire Brewers in Paso Robles on board again, with others in the works. Olivas de Oro, offering estate Olive Oil, has moved to Tin City and will be donating 10% of all sales for the weekend.

Director Sarah Tomasetti said, “Every year as the event grows, I’m reminded of what an amazing community we live in. These wineries are always so excited to participate and are always looking at new ways to promote the event and raise more money. And the people who come out to for the weekend are so dedicated to the event. Every year we have people who plan a visit to the area just for Wine 4 Paws!”  A free map with a passport is available for download on the Wine 4 Paws website, or can be picked up at any participating winery during the event. When you visit a winery and help generate a donation, get your passport stamped.  Once it’s full you can turn it in to any participating winery for entry in the Wine 4 Paws Drawing.

For additional information please contact Sarah Tomasetti, Director of Wine 4 Paws at info@wine4paws.com.

woods humane societyWoods Humane Society cares for over 3,000 cats and dogs each year at their facilities in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero until they can be united with loving families. In November of 2018, they opened the first North County low-cost spay and neuter clinic at their location in Atascadero. This clinic can be utilized by ANY pet owner. Woods Humane Society is a nonprofit organization which receives no tax funds, but is supported by donations, grants, bequests, fundraising events and fees for services. Woods is independent of San Luis Obispo County Animal Services, but works in close cooperation with them and other animal groups in the county for the welfare of all animals.

As part of their commitment to work towards ending pet overpopulation, not only is every animal at Woods spayed or neutered, they also provide low-cost spay and neuter services for San Luis Obispo County Animal Services, many other local rescue organizations, and for owned animals in the United States. The Humane Education Program offers a wide range of activities for tots to teens and provides insight and enrichment for the next generation of animal advocates. Full-time Training and Behavior Coordinator provides expert care for dogs in our adoption program as well as dog obedience training classes for the public, designed to keep pets in their homes and out of shelters.  Financial support from donors and the dedication of our staff and hundreds of volunteers ensure the success of their work.