Helen Woodward Animal Center, located in Rancho Santa Fe, California, is a unique, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals and enriching the lives of people.
The goal of the Adoptions program at Helen Woodward Animal Center is to save the lives of as many companion dogs and cats as possible and to move them into safe, loving homes.
The Pet Encounter Therapy Program provides children and adults confined to institutional settings for a variety of reasons with the unconditional love and tactile benefit of our animal ambassadors.
Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Therapeutic Riding program provides unique therapy to physically and mentally challenged children and adults through interaction with our specially trained horses.
The MRSP is a robust, innovative one-year research training program for our most outstanding students. We provide intensive training for medical, dental and veterinary students at the NIH campus.