Summer Critter Camp!


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 August 25, 2014

She’d Cross Oceans to Be With You, Meet “India”!

Looking for a pint-sized pup to add just the right amount of spice to your life? Look no further than India, Pet of the Week at Helen Woodward Animal Center! India is an 8-month old, 8.5lb Terrier blend who, in spite of her adventurous name, is most comfortable snuggled up in her person’s lap snoozing the afternoon away. She’s sweet as chutney and ready for a forever family- come meet her today!

India is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $299, and, as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, she is micro chipped for identification. As an added bonus, India 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 6pm; 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.

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Donations of all kinds help orphan pets!

DONATE YOU OLD CAR: Making a car donation is easy, just give us a call and we will handle everything from pickup to paperwork. Once your vehicle is sold, the proceeds will be donated to Helen Woodward Animal Center in your name and we will send you a receipt for your taxes. When you decide to donate a car, you are making a difference too. All the funds from your car donation go toward our life-saving adoption services for cats and dogs, and educational and therapeutic programs for the community.

ORPHAN OBJECTS RESALE SHOP: We accept tax-deductible donations of new, gently used and previously loved objects. Donations can be dropped off during business hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact us for pickup of large furniture.

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!