The Ken-Barky Derby returns to Helen Woodward Animal Center on Friday, May 2!

The public is invited to don their finest spectator hats and root for their favorite at this “Run with the Noses” Competition. Each adopter of a Ken-Barky Derby Puppy will be automatically entered to win a Ken-Barky Derby, rose-themed gift basket and a “gold cup” pet bowl. A prize will be awarded for Best Animal-Themed Derby hat too!

WHEN: Ken-Barky Derby Events, on May 2

9 a.m.: Our wonderful instructors from Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Education program are putting together a morning craft session of Ken-Barky Derby Hat making and Cheer/Puppy Sign making, as well as an educational lesson for the kids that will be taught as they put together these fun Ken-Barky Derby props. Children’s school and play groups (as well as individual children) welcome! Please RSVP in advance. We request that each attending child bring one can of food to donate to our AniMeals program.

11 a.m.: “Gelding” and “filly” orphan puppies (bearing the names of contending Derby Horses) go nose-to-nose! The adorable spectacle lures pups from “the starting gates” to the finish line with rose-shaped dog biscuits, ultimately aiming to end each “race” in the arms of a loving family. 

WHERE:  Helen Woodward Animal Center Paddock Arena, at 6461 El Apajo Road, in Rancho Santa Fe, California, 92067

Please RSVP to Mindy W. at (858) 756-4117, ext. 379.