Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team


The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing houselessness or extreme poverty.

Bottom Line for Portland

Each year, our volunteer-powered, grassroots organization serves more than 1,200 Portland Metro Area families by offering pet care essentials, drop-in wellness clinics, and ongoing medical support. From our Pet Supply Bank and home base clinic in NE Portland to our Off-Site Outreach clinics throughout the community, PAW Team is here to preserve the animal-human bond and help pets stay with their loving families by providing an accessible, affordable option for care. 


“[PAW Team] provides care for my animals and myself … from their healthcare to my mental stability. It’s helped me all the way around.”

 -Rhonda, PAW Team client 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As an organization serving our unhoused neighbors, we are keenly aware of the intersection of poverty and marginalized communities. PAW Team is committed to incorporating equity into everything that we do. Our leadership, staff, and volunteers are dedicated to maintaining an awareness of one's own personal unearned privilege, continuing to learn and unlearn our personal biases, and creating space for community members to express how we can continue reducing barriers to the care their pets need.


Meat Match: Meat for Cats & Dogs will match donations dollar for dollar up to $500 on the Give!Guide launch day!


PAW Team Merch: Donors who give $100 or more throughout November will receive a PAW Team merch item!


Cotopaxi Match: Dog Adventures NW will match donations dollar for dollar up to $600 on November 22nd!


Pints for Pets: Come on out to The Florida Room on November 28th for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser featuring a fun evening of bingo, pet supply drive, and drink specials from Double Mountain Brewery.


Fetch Food in December: During the month of December, all donors will receive a one box of mini-bites from Fetch delivered to their home or office.


Photos with Santa Paws: Join us in person at PAW Team’s NE Portland clinic for our second annual winter wonderland event! Your $15 gift to Give!Guide gets your pet a photograph with our very own Santa, beverages, snacks, crafts, and more!


Flux and Tux Match: Lux and Tux LLC will match up to $3,000 of donations made on December 30th and 31st!


$68,184 raised of $60,000 goal
635 donations
114% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2003

Tax ID: 731684628

Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team is in the Animals category which is sponsored by Meat for Cats and Dogs.

They're a little-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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