HELEN WOODWARD ANIMAL CENTER AND
BAZAAR DEL MUNDO CELEBRATE OVER ONE MILLION PETS ADOPTED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
19th Annual Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays Celebration Party Honors New Forever Families in the Heart of Old Town
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. 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.
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.
“We’re all animal lovers at Bazaar del Mundo,” said Bazaar del Mundo Owner and Operator Diane Powers. “And our Shops often reflect that through the unique gifts and treasures we offer throughout the year and especially during the holidays. Many of our staff are just as passionate about pet adoption as the team at Helen Woodward Animal Center. We are thrilled to partner with them to support orphan pets this year, and can’t wait to show off all the pet-themed items we have available.”
To adopt, make a donation, or for more information, please contact Helen Woodward Animal Center Adoption Department at: 858-756-4117, visit www.animalcenter.org or stop by at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information on Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays®, go to www.home4theholidays.org.