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The 15th Annual Home 4 The Holidays Campaign Kicks Off Wed Oct 16 in San Diego

FIDO’s friends at the Helen Woodward Animal Center are kicking off the season with their Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption Drive Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.  The 15th Annual Home 4 The Holidays Campaign has begun and Helen Woodward Animal Center has a brand new partner…  Join San Diego local rescue facilities, VIP human and canine guests and Blue Buffalo Pet Food Company as we celebrate this year’s goal of finding loving homes for over one million orphan pets worldwide!  The Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays kickoff party takes place on Wednesday, October 16th at 4:00pm at Snooze AM Eatery in Del Mar.  San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts will present his proclamation at 5:30pm.



Home 4 the Holidays is an annual, international, three‐month pet‐adoption campaign dedicated to finding happy, loving homes for orphan pets.  The annual campaign was initiated in 1999 by Helen Woodward Animal Center President and CEO Mike Arms when he noticed that a majority of rescue facilities were closing their doors during the holiday season – a primary time of year for family pet additions.  With shelter doors closed, would-be adopters were resorting to shopping pet stores or puppy mills for holiday pet purchases.   Not only did this increase the business of non-reputable stores and breeders, but Arms was aware that the staff at these businesses were rarely trained to assay the likelihood of a successful animal/family match, increasing the number of pets sent to shelters once the season was over. 


The Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays Campaign asks shelters to keep their doors open throughout the holiday months and provides marketing tools to get the word out.   Through a collective group of over 3,500 pet adoption agencies, facilities and rescue‐groups, located throughout all 50 states and 23 countries, this campaign has become the largest pet adoption campaign on record, helping save over 8 million pets since its inception. The pet adoption drive officially began October 1, 2013, running through January 2, 2014, and is aiming to place over 1 million orphan pets this holiday season.


There are many ways to get involved in the Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holiday campaign, most importantly adopting, and encouraging friends to adopt.  For more information about the campaign or to find out how to get involved, go to www.home4theholidays.org .

Helen Woodward Animal Center is located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.  For more information about the Center, log on to www.animalcenter.org .  

Welcome to Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays

This adoption campaign has adopted over 8 million pets! Home 4 the Holidays is a three-month adoption drive that saves the lives of orphaned pets and raises awareness about the importance of pet adoption during the holiday season. More families brin

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