Starting Friday April 11th, The Adoptions Department will be open until 7pm on Friday evenings. Friday summer hours are 12 noon until 7 pm.
Welcome to our online animal adoption center. At Helen Woodward Animal Center we have an ever-shifting list of beautiful dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available through our San Diego pet adoption program. Please check our website daily for updates! Helen Woodward animals come from a variety of sources, such as the transfer of animals from public shelters to relieve overcrowding (approximately 90%), as well as owner surrender. Every animal in our pet adoption program has received a medical examination, spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, tons of TLC (tender loving care) and a microchip. Our goal is to adopt out our animals into loving and permanent homes. Helen Woodward Adoption Counselors are here to help you choose a pet that will be your perfect match for life. If you’re considering animal adoptions, please visit us today!
Feel free to complete an animal adoptions application before you arrive!
6461 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 For Map, click here
858-756-4117 (select option #1)
Pet Adoption Hours (adoption kennels, kittery and cattery open)
Monday to Friday
noon to 6 pm (on major weekday holidays we open at 11 am)
10 am to 6 pm
11 am to 6 pm
Holiday Pet Adoption Hours (adoption kennels, kittery and cattery open)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day – Open all other holidays, see schedule above!
Closed at 3:30pm Christmas Eve (12/24) and New Year’s Eve (12/31)
“Spay…Don’t Litter” Program
Helen Woodward Animal Center offers a "Spay... don't litter" program for people looking to surrender litters of puppies or kittens. Helen Woodward Animal Center will cover the cost of having the mom spayed at a participating veterinarian. Please call the front desk at 858.756.4117 ext.1 to set up an appointment with a Helen Woodward Adoption Counselor.