Helping people and pets stay together, through veterinary care for the pets of people going through the toughest times in their lives.
World Spay Day
PAW Team is proud to be a part of this world-wide campaign to help reduce the number of unwanted litters, and increase the health of pets. The PAW Team Zeutered 11 dogs this February as part of World Spay Day. Zeuterin is a non-surgical sterilization for male dogs.
PAW Team requires all pets in the household be spayed or neutered and can help connect your pet to these life-saving services.
Which line do I go to on Clinic Day?
If you have completed your pre-qualification or re-qualification appointment and been approved for services, there will be a special line for you on Clinic day. Clients who have pre- or re-qualified will be seen first. Read more about it here.
Core Mission - helping the pets of the homeless
Since 1999, the PAW Team has helped keep people and pets together during the most difficult times of their lives. Our mission is to provide vet care to the pets of the homeless. When the economy crashed, we extended our services to low income families to help out in the crisis.
We network with agencies that serve those who need it most such as domestic violence shelters, homeless youth, mentally challenged adults, people living on the streets or in transitional housing and families in extreme poverty.
We keep families together at the most difficult times of their lives.
How to access our clinics
Please check out our How to Qualify for our Clinics page to find out if you qualify for our services. Clinics are first-come, first-served. Due to the high demand for our services, please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. or your pet may not be seen.
Volunteer of the Month
He's known as the "Wizard of PAWs" because he makes magic happen. Jake has been a volunteer with the PAW Team for five years and has been working with animal rescue since 2005. He discovered and fell in love with PAW Team while writing an article for Spot Magazine. He heads the Technology committee and is single-handedly responsible for designing the custom database that handles all aspects of the Team from medical files to managing volunteer contacts. He's also acted as Volunteer Coordinator, he's a fantastic (and patient!) trainer for all matters technological and currently serves on the Board as well.
Jake and his four human, three cat and four dog pack live in Beaverton, Oregon.
Clinics are typically held the first Sunday of the month unless there is a holiday that weekend.The next Front Avenue clinic is Sunday April 6, 2014.
Clinic Location, hours and directions
The clinic is located at 2700 NW Front Avenue Building J. We are open for non-medical appointments five days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4:30 p.m. Please note we do not have medical staff except on clinic days.
March Clinic - Caring warms the cold
The March clinic was smooth sailing despite the unexpectedly cold weather. To help keep folks warmer, we brought all clients and patients into the building as early as possible. Caring and camaraderie ruled the day.
55 pets were treated, including 11 from Dignity Village. We provided vaccinations, flea control, vet exams, prescriptions, food and supplies. A third of the clients were new to PAW Team.
New changes to how client registration is done and how supplies are handled shortened the waiting time for clients significantly.
If you would like to attend next month's clinic, please be sure to set your pre-qualification appointment early. Clients that have pre-qualified, are homeless, or have a referral from a Partner Agency will be seen first.