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5th Annual Wine 4 Paws held at local wineries 

Wine 4 Paws TM April 14-15Wine drinkers, mark your calendars! Wine 4 Paws is proud to announce dates for its fifth annual event, to be held at wineries throughout the Central Coast April 13 & 14. Wine 4 Paws is a weekend when the Central Coast wineries join together and share their proceeds with Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo. It combines two things many of us love – wine and animals! More importantly, it benefits the homeless animals at Woods who await their “forever home”, enabling Woods to continue to provide a high level of care to their guests. Wine 4 Paws is held concurrently at the participating wineries April 13-14, and with wineries from Santa Maria to San Miguel sharing in the event, you’ve got plenty to choose from. Visit for a complete list of participating wineries. Contact for more info on the event.

Wine 4 Paws began in 2009 as a way to help raise money for Woods Humane Society while promoting the Central Coast Wine Region. By 2012 the event had 70 wineries participating, and raised just shy of $35,000! Overall, Wine 4 Paws has raised over $80,000 for Woods.
Director Sarah Tomasetti said, “Each year we are thrilled with how much enthusiasm we see around the event, by the wineries and the wine drinkers. We’ve got some loyal followers who come out ever year – locals as well as out-of-towners. It’s become an amazing event and we are so thankful to have such supportive wineries and wine drinkers!” The event includes a free map with passport available to print from the Wine 4 Paws website, or grab one at any participating winery during the event. When you visit a winery and help generate a donation get your passport stamped, and once it’s got 4 stamps you’ll be entered in the Wine 4 Paws Raffle.

You need to plan a wine tasting weekend anyway, so why not do it when your money will go to a good cause? To see the full list of participating wineries and a get a free printable map & passport, go to Then head out to the wineries of your choice during the weekend of April 13-14. A portion of your sale or your full tasting fee will be donated to Woods Humane Society on behalf of the wineries!

For the second year running, Cloud Star Natural Pet Products is on board as the main sponsor. Thanks to Cloud Star, every penny raised will go directly to Woods!
Woods Humane Society, Inc. is a locally owned private non-profit animal welfare organization that has served homeless companion animals since 1955. The shelter, located off of Hwy 1 and Kansas in San Luis Obispo opened its doors in August of 2005 and has been going and growing strong ever since. Aside from the hundreds of animals Woods cares for each year, the organization maintains partnerships with other local private and county operated animal shelters in an effort to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of animals. Woods Humane Society is also the only animal shelter on the central coast with a fully operational spay & neuter suite, which opened in September of 2006 and has performed over 15,000 surgeries. Their goal is to provide a premier level of care for all of the animals entering their doors. As the needs of the county grows, so too does the cost to operate their facility. They are experiencing a 20% growth in all aspects of the shelter on an annual basis. Woods can rise to meet the needs of our local homeless animal population, but cannot do this without the support of our community. They are solely funded through charitable gifts from the community and the need is greater than ever for ongoing financial support.

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