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 Allie, our new Follow the Litter Momma! Allie was turned into an animal shelter because her owners didn’t want her anymore. Allie was brought to the Center via a rescue partner who took her out of the over-burdened animal shelter. She would need extra-special care because she was very pregnant! Allie is staying with a wonderful foster family who will make sure she has every need and wish fulfilled as she gives birth and cares for her puppies.


Allie is sweet, affectionate and, as you can see from her photos, loves snuggling!



Hooray! The babies are here! Allie gave birth to seven puppies. Wow, that’s a lot of little ones! The girls hold the sway - since there are four girls and three boys in Allie’s litter.


We have another litter of cow puppies! All of Allie’s puppies range from pure white, to pure black fur, and many spotted designs in between!



A cute snapshot of one of the girls. She has a pirate eyepatch over one eye, how cute!


Allie is a great mom. She took to caring for her babies right away. Here’s the first full-family photo - more to come next week!