Callie the cheerful husky mix longs for a new home. Here’s how you can help

There are no guarantees in a dog’s life, no matter how hard a dog might try.

Life for 3-year-old Callie has been a series of ups and downs, yet her cheerful nature and belief in people have always seen her through.

Her bumpy journey started in another county where she was a homeless youngster. Fortunately a rescue group saw her and took her into their fold.

A San Luis Obispo County family fell for Callie, an Alaskan husky mix with bright blue eyes, and made her a part of their family.

During this time, Callie enjoyed being an indoor/outdoor dog.

Sadly, their living situation changed so they no longer had a secure yard. As a result, Callie came to the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter.

At the shelter, Callie has shown herself to have a ready smile for anyone who comes to her kennel gate. She loves treats and takes them gently from your hand.

Because of this, training is fun. Her leash skills have improved, and she will “sit” on command — especially for a treat.

Her previous owners say Callie is housebroken and likes to play. They also note she’s good with children of all ages and dogs of all sizes.

To help Callie and all the other shelter dogs find a home, adoption fees are half off — just $65, plus the county license fee.

Callie continues to believe that, some day soon, she’ll find a forever home.

How to adopt a pet

For more information about Callie (ID No. 251976), call the volunteer line at the San Luis Obispo County Animal Services shelter at 805-781-4400 or visit The shelter is located at 865 Oklahoma Ave. off Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo.

The full-price adoption fee is $81 for cats and $115 for dogs, plus a $28 county license fee for dogs, if the adopters are San Luis Obispo County residents.

The adoption fee includes a new collar, a spay or neuter operation, basic vaccinations, a microchip and eligibility for a free veterinary check within San Luis Obispo County. Cats also are tested for feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus, and adopters receive a carrier.