Helen Woodward Animal Center

By: DogTrekker Staff

The good folks at Helen Woodward Animal Center have seen quite a few surprising things in their decades of providing resources and support to the San Diego area’s animals and their people. But even they weren’t prepared for the amazing arrival of the tiny puppy now known as Piccolo, who, in early January, suddenly materialized in the crate of an older dog who was temporarily elsewhere.

Little dog Piccolo

Video shows a woman entering the building carrying the puppy, who was much too young to leave her mom; fortunately, Animal Center staff got little Piccolo to the vet and into foster care.

If you’re in the San Diego area, the Animal Center has a couple of upcoming opportunities for fun with your pooch to help dogs like Piccolo, just one of the thousands of pets the Animal Center saves and places in loving homes each year.

Photo: Piccolo, Helen Woodward Animal Center