Over 1 Million Pets Have A New ‘Home 4 The Holidays’ Thanks To Helen Woodward Animal Center

This year, as families gather around Christmas trees and holiday tables across the world, over 1 million newly adopted pets will join the festivities thanks to Helen Woodward Animal Center’s annual global adoption campaign – Home 4 the Holidays®, sponsored by Blue Buffalo. 

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Helen Woodward Animal Center invites animal-lovers and their furry family members to share the joys of the adoption season at the Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays Celebration, hosted by Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town on Saturday, December 9 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 4133 Taylor St., San Diego, CA 92110. People and pets welcome!

Founded in 1999, Helen Woodward Animal Center began the annual 3-month adoption drive (running October through December) to remind shelters to keep their doors open throughout the holiday months – a primary time of year for family pet additions. With the support of Blue Buffalo, global campaign messaging encourages families to check out rescue facilities when considering bringing home a pet. The program currently partners with over 4,000 rescue groups in all 50 states and 26 countries, and last year placed its 13 millionth pet into a loving forever home.

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Set to reach another million adoptions this year, families and their pets are encouraged to attend the FREE Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays Celebration with seasonal activities for all. In addition to world-class, pet-themed holiday shopping at Bazaar del Mundo (voted “Best Place to Buy a Gift” by the readers of San Diego CityBeat), holiday festivities will include a pet holiday photo-station with Santa Paws, festive backdrops, and costumes for seasonal photos and cards; opportunity drawings; a holiday canine costume contest ($10 donation to enter); delicious treats for purchase; and available adoptable pups to snuggle.

To adopt, make a donation, or for more information, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at: 858-756-4117, visit or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information on Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays®, go to

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