Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team
The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free and low-cost veterinary care to pets of people who are experiencing houselessness or extreme poverty.
Bottom Line for Portland
Each year, our volunteer-powered, grassroots organization serves more than 1,000 Portland Metro Area families by offering pet care essentials, drop-in wellness clinics, and ongoing medical support. From our Free 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] means I’ll be able to get into housing tonight. Also just knowing I have somewhere to go when he needs care is one less thing to worry about. I’ll definitely give back when I can. It takes many people giving to support programs like this.” - Rich, 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.
Double Your Impact: On Tuesday, November 1st our generous friends at Meat for Cats & Dogs are matching all donations up to $500. Help us launch our Give!Guide campaign!
Team Up Giving Day: On November 14th, the first 50 donors who give to both PAW Team AND Central City Concern will receive a $15 gift card from Meat for Cats & Dogs!
Photos with Santa Paws: Join us in person at PAW Team’s NE Portland clinic for a winter wonderland event! Your $10 gift to Give!Guide gets your pet a photograph with our very own Santa, beverages, snacks, and more.
Meat for Cats & Dogs is partnered with PAW Team to match contributions on day 1 of the Give!Guide launch, and to support our Team Up Giving Day efforts on November 14th!