On the 4th of July, as celebratory fireworks fly through the air, celebratory cuddling will be taking place in homes across the city.  That’s because, despite the “Independence” day holiday, Helen Woodward Animal Center knows that the 4th is all about uniting family -  human and furry alike.  

Military families and more mature members of our community (aged 55+) are encouraged to find their forever friend at the Wags for Warriors and Sizzling Senior Adoption Event.   The special day has been arranged thanks to Jim Kuden a longtime supporter of the Center, animal-lover and patriot.  Kuden, who believes uniting these special groups with orphan pets can make a uniquely positive impact on the lives of both the animals and their new families, will help to sponsor adoption fees of approved military families adopting any pet and/or seniors adopting a senior pet on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. The Center will celebrate the fun with family activities, raffle prizes, kids crafts, and shaved ice between 10:00am and noon that day. 


The road can be tough for rescue pets and no one understands trying times like military families—come meet the furry companion you’ve been looking for and pay only $50 to bring home your new furry family member!  * Limit one animal per household. Family must meet adoption requirements.

The military adoption discount applies to active duty, Reserve and Veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard, and/or immediate family members. Please bring your photo ID and one of the following to receive the adoption discount:

• A copy of your Military ID

• A copy of you DD-214 and Driver’s License

• A copy of your NGB Form 22


No one understands just how AWESOME our senior pets are better than, well, senior people.  They’re playful, active, and have so much to give. Everyone aged 55+, can come meet the senior pet you’ve been looking for and pay only 50% of the adoption fee! (* Limit one animal per household. Adopter must meet adoption requirements. Senior persons = 55yrs+.  Adopting senior animals = 5yrs+.)

Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages military families and seniors to find their furry new family member Saturday, July 4th.  SPECIAL BONUS:  Join us Saturday, July 4th between 10:00am and 12:00pm for kids crafts, a FREE shaved ice, and a ticket for enter-to-win raffle prizes.   

For more information, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoptions Department at: 858-756-4117 ext. 313, visit or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.

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