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 December 15, 2014

Dickens the Dog Inspires “Tail of Two Buddies”

Hear now the “tail” of Dickens the Schnauzer blend, Pet of the Week at Helen Woodward Animal Center... He is the best of dogs, with the worst kind of luck. He possesses loving doggy wisdom, and revels in puppy foolishness. He’ll be by your side through seasons of darkness, and seasons of light. His heart-melting eyes belie his only hope; to spend forever by your side. He has everything before him, but has nothing before you! All one year and 55lbs of him is waiting for his happily ever after- will you help him?

Dickens is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. He has been altered and is up-to-date on all of his vaccinations. His adoption fee is $299, and, as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, he is micro chipped for identification. As an added bonus, he 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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Pictures with Santa & Christmas Activities

Join Helen Woodward Animal Center for a flurry of friends and lots of fun! Frosty Farm is a great opportunity to take pictures with Santa and his Miniature Horse “Reindeer.” Family fun activities also include faux snow, cookie decorating, face painting, crafts, hot chocolate station, photo booth, and animal encounters including alpacas, rabbits, doves, sheep, “polar” dogs, and chickens. Weekends December 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21 9am-2pm. Santa photos by appointment. See website for details.

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!