Helen Woodward Animal Center thanks "Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation" for their support of our Spay / Neuter program!

Special thanks to the Tippett Foundation and the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation for supporting our Adoptions program.

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Follow the Litter - Cute Puppies & Cute Kittens

This page is dedicated to fans of puppies, kittens, and their moms! We feature a fostered dog litter or cat litter and watch them grow up through funny animal pictures and stories. Scroll down to view our latest litter on ‘Follow the Litter.’ Cute pics of moms and babies updated three times a week! You can also ‘Follow the Litter’ on our Twitter page.

Meet Patty! This stunning Shepherd Blend is our newest Follow the Litter mom. A very pregnant Patty arrived at Helen Woodward Animal Center on October 1, 2015. She was immediately placed with a loving foster family.

We don’t know much about Patty’s past, except that she’s 3-years-old and was found as a stray in the city of Azusa. She’s described as an “absolute sweetheart.” (Which is easy to tell. Just look at that sweet face!)  

How many babies do you think Patty will have??

According to her foster mom, Kathleen, Patty went into labor in the wee hours of October 10. The first puppy said “hello, world!” around 1 a.m. By 6:30 a.m., Patty had delivered a lovely litter: four boys and three girls, weighing between 14 oz. and 1 lb.

…but there was about to be a Puppy Surprise!

Kathleen said she was doing dishes around 10 a.m. when she heard Patty panting.

“Suddenly, there was another puppy!” Kathleen said. “She arrived to the party a little late but made her grand entrance.”

Final Total: 4 boys. 4 girls. 1 happy mama dog.

October 14, 2015: We are 3 days old!

Meet the Sweet “P”s!

This is Paige! Paige is black with brown cheeks and brown patches on her legs. She also has some white on her chest and a little bobtail! She weighs 1 pound 7 ounces.

Meet Pal. Pal has a grizzled coloring (black and brown) with a small, white dot on his chest. Also, he has a short tail and weighs 1 pound 13 ounces. He’s one laidback dude!

Say hello to Paris. Paris is brown and black with a white patch on her chest and belly. She also has the most precious white socks! She weighs 1 pound 2 ounces and is the smallest of the girls.

Pax here! Pax is brown with a black snout, a faint black line down his back and a tiny white dot on his chest. He has a bobtail and is the smallest of the boys, weighing in at 1 pound 1 ounce.

Next we have Penn. His coloring is very similar to his brother Pax, only with a little more black around the face. He also has an adorable bobtail! He weighs 1 pound 11 ounces.

This is Peta! She is brown with black ears and a black snout. She has a tiny white dot on her chest and a bobtail. She weighs 1 pound 8 ounces. (Can you spot her little tongue??)

Say hi to Portia! Portia is black with white toes. She also has a white patch that stretches from her chin to her chest, and she has a tail. She weighs 1 pound 14 ounces.

Last but not least, there’s Puck! Puck is black with a small, white dot on his chest and has a real tail. He weighs 1 pound 8 ounces.

We love exploring our new world. Here we are having a snack. (It’s a wonder we all fit!)


Check out this cool toy our mommy Patty brought us.   

We turned 2-weeks-old on October 24, 2015. We also opened our eyes! Check out our pretty peepers!

So THIS is what the world looks like!


Movin’ On Up!

 We had some big changes in store for this week. We outgrew our blue kiddie pool and moved into a bigger pen! What do you think of our new pad??

Even with all this space, we prefer to sleep in the same spot <3

Puppies on the Go

We’re 3-weeks-old here and officially mobile. Look at us go!

Girls rule and boys drool! (Well, actually, we all drool. We’re puppies!) Meet the girls: Paris, Peta, Paige and Portia.

Not to be outdone, here are the boys: Puck, Penn, Pax and Pal.

Do you have a favorite “P” puppy? Let us know on Twitter @followthelitter!

November 10, 2015: When the puppies turned 4-weeks-old, they returned to Helen Woodward Animal Center due to their foster mom’s travel schedule. Our staff is having SO much fun with them!

Puck and Paris just chillin’

Pax looking cute on command

Hi Portia!

Penn is a sweet, snuggly boy.

VOTE: So many tails to choose from! Which is your favorite?