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

“Mr. Krabs” Revealed to be Mr. Nice Guy

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


Never judge a book by its cover- or a cat by its name! When we received a cat named Mr. Krabs we were expecting someone a little… crabby? To our pleasant surprise, there’s nothing even slightly crustacean about this 8-year old, 10lb short hair blend. He’s actually not only extremely friendly and affectionate- this adult feline loves toys! He plays with fuzzy pipe-cleaners and even carries his cat nip toys around with him. He loves new people, and he’d love to meet you- come visit!

Mr. Krabs 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 $106.  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 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.

You’re Invited to our Fourth Annual ALUMNI PUPPY PROM!

Saturday, May 7th from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm

JOIN US for a Tail-Wagging Puppy Prom (Junior and Senior Pooches Welcome)

FREE to all Helen Woodward Adopters and their Furry Family Members!

Activities include:

  • Crowning of a “Best Dressed Prom King and Queen” ($10/dog donation)
  • Make-and-Take Corsages for Kids and Pups
  • Opportunity Drawing Tickets to Win Great Prizes!
  • Prom Portrait Photo Packages Available
  • “Wall Flower Adoptables” Waiting to Meet FURever Families
  • And much more…

To RSVP or for more information, contact Mindy Wright at Helen Woodward Animal Center: 858-756-4117 ext. 379.

(Proceeds from all prom 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!