Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Pet of the Week

You’ll Fall Crazy in Love with Bernadette

Helen Woodward Animal Center Pet-of-the-Week for August 29, 2016


Move over, Beyoncé. There’s a new Queen B, and her name is Bernadette. When life gave her lemons, she made lemonade. Despite being homeless and pregnant with kittens, Bernadette never let tough times get her down.  

Bernadette may look like a diva (in her stunning dilute calico coat), but she doesn’t act like one. This 2-year-old lovebug adores head scratches and will graciously flop on her side to make it easier for you to pet her. No, she won’t be performing in the Super Bowl halftime show, but she will happily curl up in your lap and watch it with you. Bernadette has been a single lady long enough. Put a collar on it and bring her home today!

Bernadette is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on all vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $74. 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 SeaWorld.

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; Friday from noon to 7pm; Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 11am to 6pm (last application accepted 15 minutes before closing). For more information, call 858-756-4117, option #1.

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon!

Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Del Mar Dog Beach

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon marks its 11th year on a very important date–9/11. Paying tribute to the wonderful first responders and their working dogs who keep us safe, this year’s dog surf spectacular will include patriotic ceremonies with special tributes for the heroes (both human and canine) who show their skills and bravery on dry land. In the water, more than 80 talented dogs will be judged on their ability to catch waves, stay on the board and fun-factor. The freestyle competition returns this year! Don’t miss the best dog surfing in SoCal.

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!