PAW-MICON Convention

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s an adoptable dog!

Paw-micon Batman DogStyled in comic strip fashion and brought to vibrant life in comic book photos, the lovable pets of the Helen Woodward Animal Center hope to gain fans and find adopters at the PAW-MICON Convention on Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Helen Woodward Animal Center pets seek families to come to their rescue – are you up for the challenge?

Comic book enthusiasts wait all year for Comic-Con International – an annual four-day festival held at the San Diego Convention Center.  Some fanatics, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite action-adventure stars, even pay tribute by dressing up in full superhero regalia.  Similarly, the adoptables at Helen Woodward Animal Center wait a lifetime to meet their superheroes – individuals with one mission…to rescue an orphaned pet.

Have you ever dreamed of being a superhero? Your mission should you choose to accept it: Rescue an animal in need and have a lifetime of adventures an fun with your furry friend.

The PAW-MICON Adoption Promotion will include the following fun benefits of adopting on Convention Day, Saturday, July 20th:

  • The first 20 adopting families receive a special PAW-MICON Gift Bag with special theme prizes!
  • Framed photos of orphan pets dressed up as characters such as The Paw-nisher, Cat-ain America,  Lex Luth-Purr and Woof-erine will be given away with adoption of that specific pet!
  • EXTRA!  EXTRA!  Adopters are invited to take a photo with their new pet in front of the Superhero Newspaper Headline Adoption Wall!  
    Post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest using the hashtag #PAWMICON and Helen Woodward Animal Center will share all of our Adopting Superheroes of the Day!
  • Comic Book decoration will cover the Adoption Lobby!
  • Adoption Staff will be dressed as their favorite Superheroes!
  • Baskin Robbins Solana Beach will provide Superhero Samplers between 12:00 – 2:00pm!


Paw-Micon truffles

Paw-micon Gumby Dog

Paw-micon Spiderman Dog


All PAW-MICON efforts are being made with one sole purpose – to draw the attention of potential adopters inspired to perform a superhero action of their own and provide a lucky pet with a forever home. 

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