Pet Friends board members and volunteers at Be True Cafe: Kristen Wynn, Linda Hilden, PJ Arata, Alexis Winder, and Barb Ament. The organization is participating in the San Benito Gives online auction alongside 40+ nonprofits. Photo courtesy of Pet Friends.


Nonprofits band together for online auction

San Benito Gives fundraiser shifts gears during the pandemic.

Susan Carpenter of Pet Friends with Bobby the dog. Photo by Heather Graham.

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Pets ready for adoption

After owner's passing, Bobby the dog is ready for love.

Vinnie of The GardenShoppe. Photo by Heather Graham.

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GardenShoppe hosts Vino with Vinnie

Pet Friends to receive 25% of bar proceeds on event days.

A group of animal advocates spoke passionately about the plight of feral cats in the community at a recent Hollister City Council meeting. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Hollister puts $5K toward spay and neuter services

Shelter services coming soon; SNIP Bus expected back in March.

Board members Peggy Darington (left) and Susan Carpenter introduced attendees to adoptable dogs from Pet Friends. Photo by Becky Bonner.


Pizza for Paws exceeds fundraising expectations

Community giving keeps Pet Friends’ doors open.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Pizza for Paws fundraiser to benefit Pet Friends

The fundraiser takes place Sunday, August 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hacienda de Léal outdoor courtyard in San Juan Bautista.

Race for the Rescues took place at the Martin Arena in San Juan Bautista.


Inaugural Race for the Rescues raises money for nonprofit animal rescues

Wanting to combine her love of barrel racing and supporting animals in need, Susan Pieterouiski organized the inaugural event Race for the Rescues to support local nonprofit animal rescues.



Local nonprofits step up to help animals in need in San Benito County

Local non-profits work with the community and Hollister Animal Shelter in efforts to support abandoned, lost, abused, and surrendered animals in San Benito County

Coleen and one of her customers at Country Groomers.


Fundraiser underway to help owner of Country Groomers fight cancer

Coleen Howell, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, has been a business owner in Hollister for more than 10 years

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Wag N’ Walk a hit with runners, dogs

Fundraising event raised money for Pet Friends adoption center and raised awareness about animal rescue

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Wag ‘N Walk fun run/walk this Saturday

5K fun run/walk Saturday will benefit Pet Friends

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Pet Friends to host 50s-style party at Hacienda de Léal

Guests can dance to 1950s music and support Pet Friends at "Pizza for a Purpose" evening at Hacienda de Léal

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For Your Pet’s Sake, Prepare for Fireworks

Pets can get anxious with all the fireworks and explosives going off during the Fourth of July weekend. Pet Friends offers a few tips on pet safety

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Pet Friends seeks volunteers to help control feral cat population

Dedicated to reduction and containment of feral cat colonies in San Benito County, Pet Friends has established a trap, neuter, and release program

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Mobile Trailer to Promote, Offer Animal Adoptions

$35,000 purchase will be made with approved grant funds