Adopt a Pet in San Diego

Open Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
& Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Last application is accepted at 5:15 p.m.

Adoptable Dogs


Adoptable Dogs at Helen Woodward Animal Center
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Adoptable Cats


Adoptable Cats at Helen Woodward Animal Center
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Meet Our Pet Of The Week

You Can’t Live Without Halsey

If you’re looking for a popstar kitty that’s not afraid to purr to her own beat, you can’t “Ghost” Halsey. This two-year-old Brown Tabby isn’t a prop for your sitcom drama, and even though her shy side may make her seem “Bad at Love”, once you win her trust she’ll be more than willing to catch you when you fall and put you right back on your feet. Halsey LOVES pets and isn’t afraid to receive them. The key to winning her heart is by respecting her independence and letting her come to you. Halsey’s sophistication fits best in a home with adults and/or older kids who appreciate her steady approach to life.


She is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. She’s been altered and is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. She is microchipped for identification as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center.


Helen Woodward Animal Center is located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. Kennels are open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 858-756-4117, option #1.


Kitten BOGO
Did you know that adopting two kittens is better than adopting just one? Young felines flourish when they have another feline friend.

Right now, when you adopt two kitties, we will waive the adoption
fee of the second!

Helen Woodward Animal Center pets come from a variety of sources, such as the transfer of animals from public shelters to relieve overcrowding, working with local dog and cat rescues, as well as owner surrender. Every animal in our pet adoption program has received a medical examination, spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, tons of TLC and a microchip. Our goal is to adopt our pets into loving and permanent homes. Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Counselors are here to help you choose a pet who will be your perfect match for life.



Download the animal adoption application and fill it out before you arrive!

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Open Monday-Friday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

& Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Last application is accepted at 5:15 p.m.


P.O. Box 64
6461 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

858-756-4117 ext. 1

Due to Hurricane Hilary, all  departments will be closing at 3pm today.  Stay safe!