How to Qualify for PAW Team Services

Requirements: You must be homeless, living in transitional housing, working with a referring agency or able to provide proof of income below the federal poverty line. In addition, all pets in your household must be spayed/neutered or you must be willing to allow PAW Team to spay/neuter your pet at no cost to you. 

To Qualify or Re-qualify: To become a client please come in to the PAW Team office Tuesday through Thursday between 10:00am and 3:00pm (1718 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220 - Directions). 

You must bring: (1) Photo ID; (2) Proof of income. You may also ask your caseworker at DHS for a Verification of Income Statement that includes all income sources (SNAP, WIC, TANF,  SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, etc.).
If you have no income, a recent month's bank statement will be required. We'll use this to make sure that you qualify for our services. 

We are unable to qualify anyone for services who does not have these documents. 
For a detailed breakdown of the federal poverty line, please click HERE.

Qualifying clients will have to re-qualify every twelve months. If you have any questions please call PAW Team at (503)206-6033.

Referring Agencies

PAW Team partners with a number of social service agencies in the Portland Metro area.  If you are not currently a referring partner agency with PAW Team, please contact us at to learn more about becoming a referring partner agency.

Current Referring Agencies

Clients referred from your agency for PAW Team’s services should meet the income criteria listed above and must be willing to spay/neuter their pets if not already spayed.neutered.  As a provider of social services, you may be privy to extenuating circumstances, which you believe should allow the client access to PAW Team’s services despite not meeting the income criteria.  While we ask that you adhere to the income criteria as much as possible, referral to PAW Team is ultimately at your discretion.

Referral Timeline

Referrals from partner agencies will be able to access PAW Team services for 12 months following the referral.

Referral Process

Referring agencies will receive a referral form once approved as a referring agency. The referral form should be filled out completely on both sides and emailed to   PAW Team will contact the client within one week to schedule their appointment for services.  Clients referred to PAW Team do not have to come into the PAW Team office to complete the qualification process – they are automatically qualified when they are referred by you.