Helen Woodward Animal Center Community Calendar

San Diego Events and Fundraisers – Help Pets Find Homes

SEPTEMBER

September 21: Remember Me Thursday – San Diego Padres Game

On Thursday, September 21, Helen Woodward Animal Center will be at the San Diego Padres game to spread the word about Remember Me Thursday. Join us for a night filled with popcorn, home-runs and, of course, DOGS! Buy tickets today.

Our special friend, Peter Noll, of SoCal Surf Dogs fame, will be throwing out the ceremonial pitch! Plus, you can meet Pet Encounter Therapy dogs, and pick up a Remember Me Thursday candle, at our booth at the Park in the Park.

September 23: You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp offers a rare opportunity for kids to practice veterinary skills, interact with animals and gain experience with equipment they might use in the future as veterinarians!

  • Companion Animal Care & Management 101: Meet Chief of Staff Dr. Patricia Carter who will share her education and career background, as well as answer questions. You will also get to perform an ultrasound on a canine patient.
  • Phlebotomy & Vaccination Lab: Learn the proper techniques for drawing blood and injecting medication as you practice both of these skills on realistic teaching tools.
  • Splinting and Bandaging 101: What is the correct way to bandage the limb of an injured animal? Discover the answer as you bandage a life-like model.
  • Ornithology Digest Identification 101: Birds don’t process food the same way that we do. Interact with one of our feathered friends and dissect an owl pellet to see just how different our digestive systems are.
  • Intro to Nutrition & Equine Clinical Techniques 100: Perform a health check on a miniature horse, including the heart, lung, circulatory and digestive systems. You will also observe a horse digestive tract demonstration to gain a better understanding of how food moves through their body.

September 28: Remember Me Thursday – Balboa Park

Please join us on Remember Me Thursday, September 28, 5:45 – 7 p.m., in Balboa Park to shine a light on orphan pets and pet adoption. Together, we will celebrate rescue pets, spread the word about pet adoption, and pay our respects to orphan pets who never found their forever homes. You don’t want to miss this FREE dog and family-friendly event!

  • Special Remember Me Thursday giveaways,
  • Free kids’ coloring and crafts,
  • Live music and performances,
  • AniMeals pet food drive,
  • Local food trucks,
  • Special guests at our dusk candle-lighting and video presentation!

We hope to see you and your family (dogs included) there!

OCTOBER

October 7: Volunteer Orientation, 9 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.

October 9: Lucky Duck Foundation’s Swing & Soiree

You’re invited to an exclusive shotgun shamble golf tournament and evening celebration, on October 9, at San Diego’s premier golf course community, The Santaluz Club! The Lucky Duck Swing & Soiree raises vital funds for Helen Woodward Animal Center.

October 14: You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

You Can Be a Veterinarian Camp offers a rare opportunity for kids to practice veterinary skills, interact with animals and gain experience with equipment they might use in the future as veterinarians!

  • Companion Animal Care & Management 101: Meet Chief of Staff Dr. Patricia Carter who will share her education and career background, as well as answer questions. You will also get to perform an ultrasound on a canine patient.
  • Phlebotomy & Vaccination Lab: Learn the proper techniques for drawing blood and injecting medication as you practice both of these skills on realistic teaching tools.
  • Splinting and Bandaging 101: What is the correct way to bandage the limb of an injured animal? Discover the answer as you bandage a life-like model.
  • Ornithology Digest Identification 101: Birds don’t process food the same way that we do. Interact with one of our feathered friends and dissect an owl pellet to see just how different our digestive systems are.
  • Intro to Nutrition & Equine Clinical Techniques 100: Perform a health check on a miniature horse, including the heart, lung, circulatory and digestive systems. You will also observe a horse digestive tract demonstration to gain a better understanding of how food moves through their body.

October 22: Bow Wow Brunch Cruise with Hornblower San Diego

Bow Wow Brunch Cruise by Hornblower

Bow Wow Brunch is just like the weekly Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise, but we welcome you, your family and your “fur child” aboard. You will enjoy the same delicious and bountiful buffet that you are accustom to with unlimited champagne and desserts, but Fido gets a pet buffet to choose from along with a dog relief area set up on the sun deck of the yacht! Portion of the proceeds for the Bow Wow Brunch on the Bay will go directly to helping Helen Woodward Animal Center.

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES:

  • 2 Hour Cruise on San Diego Bay
  • Your Own Private Table
  • Free-flowing Champagne, Mimosas, Coffee, Juice, Tea or Soda
  • All You Can Eat Gourmet Brunch Buffet for Humans
  • Decadent Dessert Buffet
  • Doggie Buffet “To Go” Sponsored by Petco
  • Views of Scenic San Diego Bay
  • Dog Relief Area on the Sundeck
  • 5th Annual Doggie Costume Contest with 3 Big Prizes

October 29: Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Day

The whole family can hooooowl on Howl-O-Ween! Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Day includes animal encounters, trick or treat stations, entrance into our Eerie Estate haunted house, face painting, crafts, a magical maze and a mini-pumpkin patch. There will also be costume, pumpkin decorating and pie eating contests. The winners will receive 15% off Frosty Farm admission!

New at Howl-O-Ween Harvest Family Day this year: a scavenger hunt, cake walk, donut on a string game, hot cider and raffles!

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