Business Buddies

We Invite You

Helen Woodward Animal Center invites you to bring adorable adoptable puppies or specially trained therapy dogs to your next event! The Business Buddies program is designed to alleviate stress, boost productivity, improve job satisfaction, and increase foot-traffic to your business or organization.


A canine cuddle experience does more than just allow your employees quality time with adoptable puppies or trained therapy animals, it also helps us to achieve our goal of “people helping animals and animals helping people.” Not only does your donation go directly back to the pets and programs here at the Center, but it is proven that interacting with animals has a positive effect on our mental health by reducing stress levels and boosting the “feel good” chemicals our brains produce. A Business Buddies event is a win-win for everyone involved!

What We Provide

We’ll bring adorable puppies or specially trained therapy dogs right to your event! Your employees will certainly enjoy cuddling and playing with our puppies, and maybe even help them find their forever home! You can also host trained therapy dogs of different ages and breeds from our incredible Pet Encounter Therapy program.


From small, intimate employee gatherings to large-scale, multi-day events, our Business Buddies program provides the equipment, setup, staff, facilitation, education, sanitization, and clean-up. Each event can be customized to fit the size of your venue and number of attendees.


Your support will not only help save the lives of thousands of orphan pets, but will also ensure that the important programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center continue for years to come.

Your Next Steps

Contact us below to create an unforgettable puppy experience for your next event!

For more information, contact our Outreach Coordinator at outreach@animalcenter.org or call (858) 756-4117 ext. 339.

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