Calendar updates

Hello! Welcome to the California Central Coast Rescued Animals 2022 Calendar Events page!

I will update the events list as I learn about them.



The Turtle and Tortoise Rescue of Arroyo Grande offers tours that are open to individuals, school classes, community groups, and more and are by appointment only. The majority of their tours take place on Saturdays from 10am-2pm at this time. Contact them HERE to set up a tour and meet the wide variety of happy critters!


Rancho Burro Donkey Sanctuary is looking for volunteers!  I have volunteered with them over the last couple of years and it is one of the best experiences.   It is so calming to be around all of those beautiful donkeys.  Learn more and contact them HERE.


Greener Pastures Farm Sanctuary has some livestreams and videos posted HERE so you can learn about their animals in between events. 

You can contact themto arrange a visit. 

They are also looking for Volunteers.  This is from their website: 

We are looking for reliable volunteers who can commit to a few morning hours a week. Help us clean the barns and pastures, refill water buckets, clean the duck pools, and tend to our organic vegetable garden. It's also the best way to get to know the animals! To volunteer we request a 3 month minimum commitment. You must be 16 or older and minors must have a parent or guardian with them.  Send us an email:


Loving Farm Animal Sanctuary is starting up group tours again!  Keep a lookout for when they announce them as they sell out really fast.  They also offer PRIVATE TOURS of six people or less for a minimum donation of $250.00. If you are interested in a private tour, please email

They are also looking for volunteers.  Look for information on Loving Farm's events page HERE

Redwings Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is open for tours by appointment only right now.  Find more information HERE.


May Events

Greener Pastures is open for visits on  May 1 at 12 noon, 1 pm, or 2pm.  You can purchase tickets HERE

Loving Farm Animal Sanctuary has a tour on May 14

Saturday, May 7

Thacher Winery is gearing up for the best derby party EVER! Enjoy watching the 148th Kentucky Derby live in the old KR Barn, live music & Southern cooking. Proper Derby attire suggested.

Gents-Bow Ties

Ladies- Hats.

Best dressed & best hats prizes!

This party benefits Redwings Horse Sanctuary, an accredited After Care Facility with CARMA and Thoroughbred After Care Alliance, and Must! Charities.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Thu, May 19 | Paso Robles

Equine Photography Workshops With the Essence Captured Equine Photography Group

Calling all Equine Photography Enthusiasts!  

Come learn from three experienced equine photographers (Lori Sortino, Deb Hofstetter, and Cathy Wallace) who have worked together since 2019 photographing horses.  Together we have produced thousands of horse images, including portraits, action, running, jumping, detail, artistic, technical, competition, and candids.  We will teach you how to capture great horse images under various conditions, and how to work with the real world challenges of backgrounds, lighting, and horse behavior!  Workshop Limited to 8 participants.

Where will the Workshop Take Place?We will be photographing the horses (and burros if you wish!) at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, located at 6875 Union Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446  The Sanctuary is about 20 minutes from town.

What’s the benefit of this workshop?Starting out in the afternoon, we’ll show you how to take portraits using the shade of a barn and natural lighting along with post processing edits to perfect the final image.  Then we’ll go out and shoot in the pastures when the light gets lower in the sky and finish the day with some shots in the fields utilizing that wonderful golden hour light.


Early Bird* (ends April 30)  $200 

After April 30th $250

This is a FUNDRAISER for Redwings, and your generosity is appreciated.  There will be no refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another participant if you are unable to attend after you have registered and paid.  Thank you.

 Register Here:

June Events

Rescue to Ride - Horse Rescue Sanctuary Tour & Vine Trail Ride

JUNE 4th | 9am to 1pm

The Day at a Glance: - Start the morning at Redwings Horse Rescue & Sanctuary with a  walking tour - meet our Ambassador equines with hands-on interaction

-Then head to CASS Winery for a Trail Ride through the vines with Central Coast Trail Rides

-Ending the afternoon with a lunch & wine tasting at CASS


Please note: we'll be meeting at Redwings Horse Rescue and Sanctuary to start the tour and then you'll self drive to CASS Winery for the rest of the day's activities.

All proceeds to benefit: Redwings Horse Rescue & Sanctuary

Event Locations

Redwings Horse Rescue & Sanctuary: 6875 Union Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

CASS Winery: 7350 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

July Events

Greener Pastures is open for visits on July 3 at 12 noon, 1 pm, or 2pm.  You can purchase tickets HERE