Dogs for Adoption in San Diego

ADOPTION HOURS

Monday–Friday: 12 PM–6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–6 PM
Sunday: 11 AM–6 PM

HOLIDAY HOURS

December 11:
12 PM–4 PM (Closing early for staff event)

Christmas Eve, December 24:
12 PM–3:30 PM

Christmas, December 25:
Closed

New Year’s Eve, December 31:
12 PM–3:30 PM

New Year’s Day, January 1:
11 AM–6 PM

We’re not just another animal shelter; We’re an animal center, that encompasses multiple programs including pet adoption! Helen Woodward Animal Center has an ever-shifting list of beautiful dogs and puppies available through our San Diego pet adoption program. Please check our website daily for updates! Every pet in our adoption program has received a medical examination, spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, tons of TLC (tender loving care) and a microchip. Helen Woodward Adoption Counselors are here to help you choose a pet that will be your perfect match for life. If you’re considering dog adoption, please visit us today!

Adoptable Dogs Updated as of Saturday 06:04 pm

Elf

Shepherd Hound blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 25.80 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available
More About Elf

Elf

Hello! I am playful puppy looking for a place to call home! I am sweet and friendly and love to cuddle. If you are looking for a new member of your family then I may be the one for you! Come visit me soon and give me my forever home!

Shepherd Hound blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 6 months
  • Weight: 25.80 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Cookie

Terrier Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 3.47 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available
More About Cookie

Cookie

Hello! I may be small but I have lots of love to give. I'm a great companion looking for a home to call my own and a best friend to cuddle up with. I have lots of energy and love to play and be social. Come visit me soon and we can play together!

Terrier Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 3.47 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Jill

Shepherd Hound blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 4 months
  • Weight: 23.41 lbs
  • Color: Brown and white
  • Status: Available
More About Jill

Jill

I am a gorgeous girl and very sweet as well. I'd love to make your acquintance and maybe even become your new family member. Please come see me soon.

Shepherd Hound blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 4 months
  • Weight: 23.41 lbs
  • Color: Brown and white
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Ivy

Terrier blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 5 months
  • Weight: 12.41 lbs
  • Color: Brown
  • Status: Available
More About Ivy

Ivy

Hello! I am an affectionate and confident young puppy who loves to play! I love my toys, but what I would love most is to find my forever home! I would be a perfect new addition to a family who will take me on long walks and play fetch with me. If you think you could be my forever home, come in soon to visit me!

Terrier blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 5 months
  • Weight: 12.41 lbs
  • Color: Brown
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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FEED ME

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Poinsettia

Terrier blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 5 months
  • Weight: 12.91 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available
More About Poinsettia

Poinsettia

Are you looking for a new best friend? Then I may be the one for you! I am both adorable and smart! I would love an owner who will take me long walks and teach me some new tricks. I am looking for a forever home where I can become a member of a loving family.

Terrier blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 5 months
  • Weight: 12.91 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

Make a donation to help care for me until my new family finds me and takes me home

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Garland

Jack Russell Terrier blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 1.78 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available
More About Garland

Garland

Hello! I am a young and high spirited dog who loves to play with toys. I am smart and fun loving and just need a great friend to teach me how to be the best dog ever! If I sound like the right match for you, come see me soon!

Jack Russell Terrier blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 1.78 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Decoration

Jack Russell Terrier blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 1.75 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available
More About Decoration

Decoration

Hello! I am a great friend who is happy lounging on the couch with you but can also keep up with you on your long walks (or even jogs). I am very smart and just need a good friend to teach me all the things I need to be a great dog. So if I sound like what you are looking for please come meet me and make me a part of your family!

Jack Russell Terrier blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 1.75 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

Make a donation to help care for me until my new family finds me and takes me home

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Jack Frost

Shepherd Hound blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 4 months
  • Weight: 30.13 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available
More About Jack Frost

Jack Frost

I am a super sweet boy from the great state of Texas. I'd love to bring my southern charm to your home.

Shepherd Hound blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 4 months
  • Weight: 30.13 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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FEED ME

Make a donation to help care for me until my new family finds me and takes me home

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Candle

Labrador Retriever Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 4 months
  • Weight: 13.13 lbs
  • Color: Brown and white
  • Status: Available
More About Candle

Candle

Hello! I am a sweet and gentle pup who would love to be your best friend. Won't you take me to your home and make me part of your family? I hope to see you soon!

Labrador Retriever Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 4 months
  • Weight: 13.13 lbs
  • Color: Brown and white
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

Make a donation to help care for me until my new family finds me and takes me home

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Holly

Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 4.75 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available
More About Holly

Holly

Hello! I am an affectionate and confident young puppy who loves to play! I love my toys, but what I would love most is to find my forever home! I would be a perfect new addition to a family who will take me on long walks and play fetch with me. If you think you could be my forever home, come in soon to visit me!

Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 4.75 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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FEED ME

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Penny

Australian Shepherd Cattledog blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 11.31 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available
More About Penny

Penny

Hello! I am very social and affectionate and I get along with everyone. I could be a wonderful addition to your family. Please stop by soon!

Australian Shepherd Cattledog blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 11.31 lbs
  • Color: Tan and White
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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FEED ME

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Chevy

Labrador Retriever Hound blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 23.34 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available
More About Chevy

Chevy

Hello! I am very sweet and playful and can find almost anything to keep me entertained. However, my biggest joy is being with you. I am waiting to meet you!

Labrador Retriever Hound blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 3 months
  • Weight: 23.34 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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FEED ME

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Nutcracker

Terrier Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 3.56 lbs
  • Color: Black and tan
  • Status: Available
More About Nutcracker

Nutcracker

Hello! I am very social and affectionate and I get along with everyone. I could be a wonderful addition to your family. Please stop by soon!

Terrier Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 3.56 lbs
  • Color: Black and tan
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

Make a donation to help care for me until my new family finds me and takes me home

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Ballerina

Terrier Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 3.13 lbs
  • Color: Black and tan
  • Status: Available
More About Ballerina

Ballerina

Hello! I am just a big sweetie pie who loves to be held. Don't let my size fool you, I am very energetic! I am fun loving and willing to learn. If I am the one for you, come see me soon!

Terrier Chihuahua blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 months
  • Weight: 3.13 lbs
  • Color: Black and tan
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

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Midnight

Labrador Retriever Hound blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 19 months
  • Weight: 58.00 lbs
  • Color: Black
  • Status: Available
More About Midnight

Midnight

Hello! Won't you come meet me and give me a chance to win your heart? I'm a sweet dog who would love to be in a family with older children that will take things slow with me. I'd really like to meet everyone in the home first too, including your dog, just to make sure that we'll be best friends for life! If I sound like the one for you, please come and meet me soon!!

Labrador Retriever Hound blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 19 months
  • Weight: 58.00 lbs
  • Color: Black
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

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Hotchner

Anatolian Shepherd Labrador Retriever blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 9 months
  • Weight: 31.5 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available
More About Hotchner

Hotchner

I'm a handsome boy who would love to be part of your family. Please come meet me soon!

Anatolian Shepherd Labrador Retriever blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 9 months
  • Weight: 31.5 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

Make a donation to help care for me until my new family finds me and takes me home

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Rossi

Anatolian Shepherd Labrador Retriever blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 8 months
  • Weight: 41.2 lbs
  • Color:
  • Status: Available
More About Rossi

Rossi

Hello! I am just a big sweetie pie with a huge loving heart! I am a lot of fun and just love to hangout with my favorite people. I have a lot of energy and want someone to play with me. come give me a chance to win your heart!

Anatolian Shepherd Labrador Retriever blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 8 months
  • Weight: 41.2 lbs
  • Color:
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Lil Bear

Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 18 months
  • Weight: lbs
  • Color: Tan
  • Status: Available
More About Lil Bear

Lil Bear

Hello! I am a very mellow pup who is happy lounging on the couch with you but can also keep up with you on your long walks (or even jogs). Make me a part of your family!

Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 18 months
  • Weight: lbs
  • Color: Tan
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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FEED ME

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Kenneth

Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 10 months
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available
More About Kenneth

Kenneth

Hello! I am a very energetic pup that loves people but needs guidance, and a lot of exercise, to be the best I can be. I haven't quite learned my manners yet, and sometimes I just get too excited! I will do best being the only pet in your home, with a loving family with older children. But I love to play and with a little training I'm sure to be a wonderful, fun-loving addition to your family!

Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 10 months
  • Weight: 28 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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FEED ME

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Skye

Queensland Heeler Labrador Retriever blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 years 0 month(s)
  • Weight: 43.6 lbs
  • Color:
  • Status: Available
More About Skye

Skye

Hello! I am very smart and just need a good friend to teach me all the things I need to be a great dog. Please come meet me and make me a part of your family!

Queensland Heeler Labrador Retriever blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 years 0 month(s)
  • Weight: 43.6 lbs
  • Color:
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Star

Hound Retriever blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 years 0 month(s)
  • Weight: 40.2 lbs
  • Color: Blonde
  • Status: Available
More About Star

Star

Hello! I am just a big sweetie pie with a huge loving heart. I am very affectionate and very willing to learn. So, are you looking for a best friend? Let it be me!

Hound Retriever blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 2 years 0 month(s)
  • Weight: 40.2 lbs
  • Color: Blonde
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Nina

Labrador Retriever Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 3 years 0 month(s)
  • Weight: 47.6 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available
More About Nina

Nina

I am as beautiful on the outside as I am on the inside. I would love to be a part of your family. Please come see me.

Labrador Retriever Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 3 years 0 month(s)
  • Weight: 47.6 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

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Twix

Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 20 months
  • Weight: 39.8 lbs
  • Color: Tan
  • Status: Available
More About Twix

Twix

Hello! I am very sweet and playful and can find almost anything to keep me entertained. However, my biggest joy is being with you. I am waiting to meet you!

Shepherd blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 20 months
  • Weight: 39.8 lbs
  • Color: Tan
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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Snoopy

Terrier blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 10 months
  • Weight: 52.0 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available
More About Snoopy

Snoopy

Hello! I'm an energetic and fun dog who just needs to learn my manners! I really like to play too, so I'd love to find an adult only home that can teach me all kinds of new games! I'd also love to meet your dog. If you have a big fenced yard at home that's just waiting for a dog like me, then please bring your whole family in to meet me soon!

Terrier blend

  • Sex: Male-Neutered
  • Estimated Age: 10 months
  • Weight: 52.0 lbs
  • Color: Black and white
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

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Dotty

Chihuahua Papillon blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 5 years 1 month(s)
  • Weight: 11.88 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available
More About Dotty

Dotty

Hello! I am just a big sweetie pie who loves to be held. Don't let my size fool you, I am very energetic! I am fun loving and willing to learn. If I am the one for you, come see me soon!

Chihuahua Papillon blend

  • Sex: Female-Spayed
  • Estimated Age: 5 years 1 month(s)
  • Weight: 11.88 lbs
  • Color: Tri
  • Status: Available

ADOPT ME

Download the animal adoption application and complete it before you arrive!

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FEED ME

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