"We passionately believe that animals help people and people help animals through trust, unconditional love, and respect."
You can visit our Adoptions Homepage for all the 'need to know' info about adopting a dog or cat! Or browse our Dog Adoption Page or Cat Adoption Page directly.
There are always exciting happenings at Helen Woodward Animal Center:
Humane education for children and adults,
Critter Camps for kids throughout the year,
a premier boarding facility for cats, dogs and exotic animals,
a state of the art equine hospital,
Therapeutic horseback riding programs,
a free conference for animal welfare organizations that teaches the “business of saving lives,”
among many other programs and events!
At Helen Woodward Animal Center, people help animals and animals help people. Under one management, this unique organization benefits the community by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. Life is more precious when trust, unconditional love, and respect exist between animals and one another.
Helen Woodward Animal Center's varied services benefit the community by providing educational and therapeutic programs for people, and humane care and adoption for animals. We believe life is more precious when trust, unconditional love, and respect exist as the primary bond between animals and one another.
Located on 12 acres in Rancho Santa Fe, the nationally recognized Center houses adoption kennels, stables and arena for the Therapeutic Riding program, a pet boarding facility, small-animal and equine hospitals, classrooms, and more. See an aerial view of the facility . Helen Woodward Animal Center receives no government funding and relies heavily on tax-deductible contributions from private donors to continue its mission. Find out how you can help.