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

Have a Grand Adventure with “Peter Pan”!

Helen Woodward Animal Center Pet-of-the-Week for February 1, 2016

If you need some FUN in your life, look no further and Pet of the Week, Peter Pan. Peter is a four-month old, 7lb Chihuahua blend with a taste for adventure and a youthful spirit. His favorite ‘happy thoughts’ are chasing toys, playing chase with his human friends, and snuggling.  Hooked? Take home this lost boy and have an awesome buddy for all of life’s adventures! 

Peter Pan 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 $441.  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 throughThursday 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.

4th Annual Helen Woodward Animal Center DOGGIE-GRAS PARADE

Sunday, February 7th from 11am-12pm,  at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market

JOIN US for the most “paw-thentic” Fat Tuesday Celebration this side of the Mississippi!

FREE to the Public! Dress your canine in Mardi Gras themed costumes and connect with Center adoptables, alumni, and revelers of all ages, breeds and creeds as we celebrate the festive occasion with a Doggie Gras parade! You can even create your own parade “float” from a spare stroller or wagon! Other activities include: Selection of Best Doggie Gras Float Mardi Gras photos on ‘Bour-bone Street’, Treasure Hunt through the Farmer’s Market, and Mardi Gras Mask-Making.

To RSVP or for more information go to www.animalcenter.org/mardigras, call Helen Woodward Animal Center: (858) 756-4117 x 379 or contact Mindy Wright at MindyW@animalcenter.org

(Proceeds from all Doggie Gras activities support the Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoptions Department.)

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 The Business of Saving Lives, 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!