Helen Woodward Animal Center

Military Pet Adoption Event

The Helen Woodward Animal Center is inviting military personnel to bring home a new furry family member over the Memorial Day Weekend. Sunday, May 26, from 11:00am-6:00pm, the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation will cover pet adoption fees for approved military families as an honorary thank you...
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Puppy Prom

Helen Woodward Animal Center welcomes alumni pups to the Seventh Annual Puppy Prom Saturday, May 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Casa Sol y Mar, in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12865 El Camino Real in San Diego. Touting a new theme, the Center’s annual Puppy Prom calls on four-legged friends to...
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Pet Day On The Bay

You and your pet are invited to join Hornblower Cruises & Events for their 19th Annual Pet Day on the Bay Saturday, April 27. This year's event will boast a new “Pirates and Mermaids” theme, while still treating humans and their furry family member to a pet-friendly boat tour around the San...
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Not Just For Ugly Dogs Contest

With over two decades of celebrating everything that makes our furry companions unique, the San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce and Del Mar Kiwanis is hosting the 24th Annual Not Just for Ugly Dogs Contest Sunday, March 24 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante...
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Doggie Gras 5K & Parade

Don't miss all the fun at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s first ever Doggie Gras 5K & Parade Sunday, March 3 at Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Boulevard in San Diego. Participants are encouraged to register for the early morning 5K and the later-morning parade with all funds...
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Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Days

Ghouls, goblins, snakes and alpacas? That only partially spooky but completely fun-filled combination can only mean it’s time for Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Days. Don't miss all the fun Saturday and Sunday, October 27 & 28 from 9:00am-1:00pm at 6461 El Apajo Road...
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Bow Wow Brunch Cruise

You and your furry little friend are invited to join Hornblower for their 10th Annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise Sunday, October 21. This cruise will live up to the “Wow” with a delicious brunch, Halloween-themed canine costume contest and a fantastic ride around the boo-tiful San Diego Bay. Each adult...
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Remember Me Thursday

This month, the Helen Woodward Animal Center will once again unite with animal welfare proponents and organizations worldwide for the 6th Annual Remember Me Thursday. This campaign asks pet lovers and animal rescue groups to create an unstoppable, integrated voice advocating for homeless pets to...
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Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

Don't miss Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 13th Annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon Sunday, September 9 from 8:00am-2:00pm at Dog Beach Del Mar, 29th Street and Del Mar Boulevard in Del Mar. Throughout July and August, water-loving dogs and their favorite people partners have been learning the ropes and...
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Taco One For The Team

For the second year in a row, Helen Woodward Animal Center is inviting San Diegan, burrito-loving animal enthusiasts to support orphan pets by simply enjoying a meal at one of their favorite restaurants. On Wednesday, August 1 from 10:30am to close, every San Diego Chipotle restaurant will donate...
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