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Petco Love and Woods Humane Society Offer Free Pet Vaccine Clinics during National Pet Vaccination Month in March
February 19, 2024

Petco Love and Woods Humane Society Offer Free Pet Vaccine Clinics during National Pet Vaccination Month in March

As Part of Petco Love’s ‘Vaccinated and Loved’ Initiative, Woods Humane Society Will Host
Pet Vaccine Clinics on Saturdays, March 9 and 23, in Atascadero

Woods Humane Society will offer two opportunities, on March 9 and 23, for San Luis Obispo County pet owners to access free pet vaccinations as part of Petco Love’s National Pet Vaccination Month. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love's national vaccination initiative, Vaccinated and Loved, which is providing one million more free pet vaccines to existing animal welfare partners, including Woods Humane Society, which has so far distributed 5,014 vaccines to SLO County pets in need.

Spring, commonly known as “puppy and kitten season,” threatens young and vulnerable pets with an especially high risk of exposure to deadly and contagious diseases and viruses. To combat this risk, Petco Love and Woods Humane Society are urging pet owners to protect their pets from deadly pet diseases like parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats. These are the most prevalent deadly diseases affecting pets and are preventable with a simple vaccine—either the DAPPv Canine or the HCP Feline vaccine—which Petco Love’s initiative has made free and accessible. In addition to the Petco Love free DAPPv Canine and HCP Feline vaccines, Woods will also offer other vaccines and services at low cost during the clinics.

Woods Humane Society’s appointment-based Pet Vaccine Clinics for publicly owned pets will be held at Woods Humane Society’s North County campus at 2300 Ramona Road in Atascadero, California on Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Pet parents must make an appointment in advance at In order to qualify for free vaccines, pets must be six weeks or older, healthy, and owned (community outdoor cats do not qualify). Dogs must be on a leash, puppies under the age of four months must be carried, and cats must be in a secure cat carrier. More information is available at

“We are thrilled to help improve access in our community to life-saving pet vaccines through two free pet vaccine clinics this month, with the help of Petco Love,” said Woods Humane Society CEO Emily L’Heureux. “As spring’s puppy and kitten season arrives, we hope SLO County pet owners will make an appointment and take advantage of this free resource to ensure the health and wellness of our community’s pets.”

“It is heartbreaking when any pet suffers or dies from a disease that could have been prevented. It is further exacerbated when unvaccinated pets come into busy shelter kennels, where these deadly diseases can spread quickly, resulting in multiple deaths, skyrocketing expenses, and hindering saving pet lives,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Love President. “By creating greater awareness and making this crucial preventative care more accessible to pets not currently receiving these lifesaving vaccines, we can prevent the dangerous spread of disease.”

In November 2023, Petco Love’s Vaccinated and Loved initiative reached its goal of distributing 2 million free pet vaccines for family pets and commits an additional 1 million vaccines to make pet families healthier.

For more information about vaccine distribution, contact Woods Humane Society by calling (805) 543-9316, or visiting 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 or 2300 Ramona Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422. Woods is open to the public daily from 12-5 p.m., with adoption hours from 12-4 p.m. Learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving impact at

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