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 November 17, 2014

“Snowstorm” Just Wants to Be Your Sunshine!

Meet Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 5-month old, 5lb Pet-of-the-Week, Snowstorm! Don’t let his name fool you, this Chihuahua blend doesn’t stand for dreary days! You’ll find that sunshine bounces into the room right behind his wiggly tail, and that his kiss-filled “hellos” turn any frown upside-down. If that doesn’t brighten your day, he’ll dance until you giggle, cuddle until you’re warm, and stop at nothing to make sure you know that he loves you.

Snowstorm 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 $399, and, as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, he is micro chipped for identification. As an added bonus, he also come 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.

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Del Mar Thanksgiving Family Mile Fun Run

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, USA (map)

And away YOU go... and Down the Stretch YOU come! Kick-off Thanksgiving Day with the Family Mile Fun Run on the famous Del Mar racetrack. Begin from the actual starting gate, make a one-mile lap all the way around and finish in the Winners’ Circle where you will get your picture taken. Many of your favorite Del Mar jockeys will be running, jogging and walking right with you! Participants receive racetrack admission and parking, a fun run t-shirt and proceeds benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center and our Therapeutic Riding program for children and adults with special needs.

Special post-race activities will include: prizes for kids, face painting, make fun Thanksgiving Day hats with the Rad Hatter, entertainers, holiday crafts and more. Helen Woodward will conduct the one-of-a-kind “Puppy Races Rescue Run” along with one of their beloved adoption events at the track. Then stay for brunch and live thoroughbred horse racing with our special early 11:00 a.m. post time.

The Mile Fun Run starts at 8:00 am Mile Fun Run Fees: (Adults 16 & Up Early Registration through November 13) - $20.00 (Children 4-15 Early Registration through November 13) - $8.00 $25.00 for Adults (16 and up) $10.00 for Children (4-15) Free For Children 3 and under Purchase Tickets at DelMarFunRun.com Free Parking for all! Be sure to visit the Helen Woodward Animal Center booth where we'll have adoptable pets, kid holiday crafts, special surprises, and opportunity drawings! It will truly be a fun filled Thanksgiving morning! DelMarFunRun.com

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!