Our mission is to help keep people and pets together during the most difficult times of their lives through free veterinary care for the pets of people who are homeless or living in acute poverty.

PAW Team: Our pick for Portland’s Pet Charity of the Year... one of the rare organizations making a positive impact on the welfare of both animals and humans.
— Portland Mercury

PAW Team awarded national Medal of Excellence 

Henry Schein Medal of Excellence Award

In recognition of our efforts toward expanding veterinary care to the underserved, Henry Schein Cares Foundation has selected PAW Team as the winner of the inaugural Medal of Excellence award. Read more about it here.

The work that you do caring for the companion animals of Portland’s homeless is greatly appreciated by all of us who love and care for animals.
— Mayor Charlie Hales

Next Clinic at Oak Street: Saturday, October 8th, 2016

If your pet's medical situation can't wait: Here are some options that may help you.

Are you a current client? If you have not attended a clinic at St. Francis before, please read "what to expect at a clinic" before attending. 

Are you interested in our services? If you are not a current client (qualified in the past six months), please click here to find out how to qualify. We see pre-qualified clients first at clinics; if you do not pre-register we cannot guarantee there will be time to see your pet at clinic.

Would you like to volunteer? Click here to check out the ways you can help!