Choose to open your heart and your home to orphan pets this holiday season.

Pets Adopted During the 2023 Holiday Season:


Join the world’s largest adoptions campaign this season and promote pet adoption by using #IChoseToRescue.

More families bring a new pet home during the holiday season than at any other time of the year. Home 4 the Holidays is a 3‐month adoption drive that encourages people to choose pet adoption over puppy mills and backyard breeders, saving millions of orphan pet lives. CHOOSE TO RESCUE this holiday season.

Thanks to Save This Life Microchip & Recovery Systems for being a sponsor of the Home 4 the Holidays Shelter Grant Prize!  

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Get Involved and Save Lives

The #IChoseToRescue Contest

The #IChoseToRescue Contest

Would you like the chance to win a year's supply of Blue Buffalo food for your pet and $1,000 for the pet adoption organization that rescued them? Every holidays season, we call on all NEW paw-rents and family members to share the news about their furry addition to your family! Meet the 2022 #IChoseToRescue Contest Winners TODAY!

Adopt A Pet

Adopt a Pet

Adopt your new best friend at one of the 4,000 pet adoption shelters and rescues.
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hare your pet adoption story by using #IChoseToRescue on social media to inspire others to adopt. Click here to download more shareable graphics you can use to help spread the word!
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Help Out

Help Out

Volunteer or fundraise at your local pet adoption organization. Take a look at the Shelter Map to find an organization near you!
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About Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays

Through a collective group of more than 4,000 pet adoption agencies, facilities and rescue groups, Home 4 the Holidays has become the largest pet adoption campaign on record, saving more than 20 million pets since its inception in 1999. The campaign saves the lives of thousands of orphan pets during the holiday season and educates the public about the importance of choosing pet adoption.

For the tenth year, Helen Woodward Animal Center is excited to partner with Blue Buffalo for this impactful program. The pet food company provides impressive national marketing to spread the word about adopting over the holiday season and pet food prizes for adopting pet parents through the #IChoseToRescue Contest.

Choose Pet Adoption This Holiday Season!

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