GET HELP

We understand the comfort and love that your pet provides. If you are homeless and need help for your companion pet, we may be able to assist you in getting food for your pet, emergency veterinary care, and wellness care.

Emergency Veterinary Care

Case managers are available to take new cases M-F 9am – 3pm PST.

If your pet experiences illness or injury, please call us. 775-841-7463.  One of our Case Managers will conduct an interview to see if you and your pet qualify for assistance through our Emergency Vet Care Program. If you are eligible, the Case Manager will approve an exam and help you make an appointment for your pet at a local hospital or clinic. While there is no charge to you, we appreciate any payment towards the invoice made to the hospital at the time of the visit.
We do not take new emergency calls after hours or on weekends. Leave a message and a case manager will return your call the next business day. We have case managers working remotely and may be calling you back from a private number, so be sure to answer your phone. If your emergency cannot wait, please reach out to other organizations listed on our State and National resources pages.

Get Help

Pet Food

We have partnered with Pet Food Providers across the nation that include food banks, pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. If you need food or supplies for your pet, please search our resources map for a Pet Food Provider near you and call to see if they have supplies on hand.

Find a Pet Food Provider near you.

Homeless Shelters

Find a Homeless Shelter that allow pets or provide for pets near you (click here)

Wellness Clinics

Call or email us to find a location and date of an upcoming wellness clinic near you.

Other Resources

When Feeding Pets of the Homeless® cannot help, we will direct you to one of the many other organizations that may be able to help with your individual needs. Many organizations have specific missions and criteria that need to be met to qualify. Some resources are specific to breed. Local animal shelters or local chapters of the Humane Society may also be able to help, or know of other organizations local to you. Many SPCA’s offer low cost or free spay/neutering and vaccines.

WITH YOU BY OUR SIDE, TOGETHER WE SERVE BETTER

25,614

pets helped

$3,228,289

given in veterinary care, pet food & crates

1,755,303 Lbs

pet food collected

223

donation sites nationwide

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PENDING CASE: A woman has been homeless for 7 years in La Jolla, California, and needs assistance for her dear pet. She called Feeding Pets of the Homeless to see if she can get her 11-year-old male Chihuahua, Sidney, assistance to see a veterinarian. He is suffering from what his owner thinks are seizures or an allergic reaction to something he ate or has had contact with. She stated that he lays on the floor shivering or acting as if he is having a seizure all while his jaw hangs down and does not close. As of now, the owner receives food stamps and has no income. An intake was performed and their homeless verification was provided by a Case Manager assisting them in a recovery center. An examination is pre-approved with a participating Partner Veterinary Hospital. The doctor discovered the pet had severe dental issues and a broken jaw. Diagnostics, dental cleaning and extractions, comfort care, and medications are estimated to cost $1,997.Additional surgery may be needed if the jaw cannot reattach itself and can be very pricey. Sidney is scheduled to have a full mouth extraction due to the severe infection.Please help us assist more pets like Sidney! ... See MoreSee Less
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