Helen Woodward Animal Center Community Calendar

San Diego Events and Fundraisers – Help Pets Find Homes


July 29: Free Teacher Day 

Calling all teachers – it’s your turn to be a camper! Come experience the joy of animal discovery and be a kid again at Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Free Teacher Day. Learn about the Center’s seasonal humane education opportunities and programs, plus get up and personal with four animal encounters just like our campers do. 

Register now by calling 858-756-4117, ext. 316, KellyR @ animalcenter.org!


August 5: Tack Sale Fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Snag some of the best deals in new or gently-used tack for both horse and rider! This unique fundraiser benefits the Therapeutic Riding program at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Trot on by the Center’s Therapeutic Riding barn on Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to peruse our expansive selection of tack, plus opportunity drawings and prizes for pets of all kinds.

Directions to Helen Woodward Animal Center

Still accepting tack donations for our sale! Contact Courtney at 858-756-4117, ext. 321, CourtneyM @ animalcenter.org, if you’d like to support therapeutic riding with a tack donation.

August 9: San Diego County Chipotle Fundraiser

Love pets? Love burritos? Visit any Chipotle location in San Diego county on Wednesday, August 9, from 10:30 a.m. to closing, and mention “Helen Woodward Animal Center” at check-out to donate 50% of your sale to the Center. Your support will help us raise funds and awareness for the many programs offered at the Center and for the people and pets in need who benefit from them!

August 13 & 19: Dog Surfing and Stand-Up Paddleboard Lessons

Surf San Diego like the surf dogs do. Teach your dog to hang eight! Surfing and stand-up paddle boarding (“SUPing”) with your dog are terrific ways to enjoy San Diego summers! Helen Woodward Animal Center’s dog surfing lessons will have you and your dog in the water making lasting memories. Click to register now!

Lesson includes: use of a surfboard, canine life vest, instruction by a SoCal Surf Dogs member and volunteers to help retrieve your dog and board.

August 19: Helen Woodward Animal Center Volunteer Orientation, 9 – 11 a.m.

Want to help animals and people in San Diego and beyond?  Take the first step to becoming a Helen Woodward Animal Center Dedicated Volunteer! You’re invited to Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Volunteer Orientation, the first step in becoming a volunteer with the Center. This two-hour orientation includes:

  • An overview and history of Helen Woodward Animal Center,
  • A talk with Mike Arms, President and CEO,
  • Unique ways you can use your talent and skills to help animals and people,
  • Visits from our departments and even a surprise visit from an animal or two,
  • A walking-tour of Center grounds.

This orientation is free and those 14+ are invited to attend! Visit our website for more information.

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