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.

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Pet of the Week

Helen Woodward Animal Center Pet-of-the-Week for May 25th, 2015

Loving “Leslie” Is Easy Peasy!

Leslie is a 5-year old, 11lb. female tabby cat with a kitten’s curiosity about the world. Her crossed, quirky eyes find fun around every corner, and she never fails to give the nearest hand a friendly nuzzle. With a sweet, comfortable personality she brings a sense of warmth with her wherever she goes. Leslie knows how to make your house a home today, and always!

Leslie is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. She has been altered and is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $106, and, as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, she is micro-chipped for identification. As an added bonus, she also comes with two free passes to Sea World!

Helen Woodward Animal Center is located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. Kennels are open daily Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 6pm; Fridays from noon to 7pm;Saturdays 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 11am to 6pm (last application accepted 15 minutes before closing). For more information call 858-756-4117, option #1.


In its 27th year, Helen Woodward Animal Center’s elegant Spring Fling Gala, presented by Edco, is set to usher-in the summer event season with style. The Gala Committee, headed by Committee Chair Mia S. Park of Ranch and Coast Magazine, will host a black-tie evening designed to transport guests to the glamour and romance of seaside celebrations gone-by at the “On the Boardwalk” themed affair. The Center’s most fabulous fundraiser of the year takes place on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 5:30pm to midnight at Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe and will be emceed by Jack FM’s Shelly Dunn and KUSI’s Mark Mathis.

All profits raised support the pets and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kelly Rumsey at 858-756-4117 x350 or KellyR@animalcenter.org.

About Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the Center provides services for more than 57,000 people and thousands of animals annually through adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs both on-site and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the international Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive and the Animal Center Education Services program, teaching the business of saving lives to animal welfare leaders from around the world.

Each week, we feature a great dog or cat looking for a new family they are called Helen Woodward Animal Center’s “Pet of the Week!” Our animals are transferred to us through a cat rescue or a dog rescue group that needs help, through an overcrowded animal shelter where they simply would have “run out of time,” or even through a surrender by a family or individual. Our Pet of the Week is always a beautiful and wonderful animal looking to be adopted into his or her new family. Visit our online animal adoption center to view all up to date animal adoption opportunities!