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Woods Humane Society Looks to Help Large Dogs Find Homes
May 7, 2024

Woods Humane Society Looks to Help Large Dogs Find Homes

Adoption Fees for Dogs Weighing 50 lbs. or More Are Just $50 from May 10-19, 2024

Woods Humane Society is encouraging local families to “Go Big” with an adoption special that reduces adoption fees for large dogs to just $50 (plus license fees) from May 10-19, 2024.

The promotion applies to dogs weighing 50 pounds or more, and discounts the shelter’s dog adoption fees by as much as 50 percent. Adoption fees typically range from $100-$200.

“Shelters across the country are seeing a disproportionately high prevalence of large-breed dogs in need of homes,” says Woods CEO Emily L’Heureux. “At Woods, we have a number of big dogs that have been in search of families for much longer than our average length of stay, which hovers around two weeks. We hope the ‘Go Big’ event will help these dogs find homes, and free up space so that we can welcome in more gentle giants in need of shelter.”

Some of Woods Humane Society’s long-term large dogs available for the reduced $50 adoption fee include: Valentino, Yogi, Jefferson, Panther (pictured below), Wren, Paisley, Rhea, Lou, Hashi, Daphne (pictured above-right), and Bernie.

The Go Big promotion begins Friday, May 10, and runs through Sunday, May 19, 2024. All adoptable animals have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, licensed, and treated for parasites. Adoptions also include a voluntary 30 days of pet insurance and a free wellness exam at a local vet clinic.

Woods Humane Society’s adoptable dogs are located at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, which is open to the public daily from 12-5 p.m., with adoption hours from 12-4 p.m. For more information about Woods, visit or call (805) 543-9316.

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