We know it can be overwhelming even knowing where to start to locate basic help for your pet. That's why we've put together this list that we know will help you find the right pet resources for your friend.

Furry Friends knows each and every one of these pet resource places personally.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon LogoFeral Cat Coalition of Oregon

Stray/feral cats and kitten spay/neuter available to anyone. Low-cost donation requested, includes vaccinations and flea treatment. Humane trap loans for refundable deposit.

Justice for Animal Wellfare Society Cat and DogJustice for Animal Welfare Society (JAWS)

Spay/neuter for dogs and cats of low-income families in Southwest WA

Second Chance Companions Logo of dog and catSecond Chance Companions

Dog and cat spay/neuter. Low-cost donation requested.

Spay and Save LogoSpay and Save Program

(800) 345-SPAY (7729)
Spay & Save is a program of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). Offers $10-$20 spay/neuter surgeries for cats and kittens of low-income families in the Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties (Includes Humane Society of Southwest Washington). Spay & Save services are by appointment only and pet owners must be able to prove that they are receiving government assistance or qualify as a low income household.


Declawing is amputation

The Paw Project educates the public about why declawing is inhumane. Many people, including animal lovers, do not realize that declawing is a surgical procedure in which the animal's toes are amputated at the last joint. A portion of the bone, not just the nail, is removed. Declawing may result in permanent lameness, arthritis, and other long-term complications. The practice, although common in the United States, is actually illegal in many countries. Great Britain's Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons goes so far as to declare declawing "unnecessary mutilation."

Read more about declawing cats here pawproject.org/

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Care Credit

Care Credit offers a line of credit for pet services.

CareCredit helps you pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for you, your family, and even your pets! Once you are approved, you can use it again and again* to help manage health, wellness, and personal care costs not covered by insurance. Check their web site for more information.

Dove Lewis non-profit hospital LogoDove Lewis Nonprofit Hospital

Velvet Assistance Fund

How Does the Velvet Assistance Fund Work?

  • Eligible clients may apply for Velvet Assistance.
  • DoveLewis staff determines who will receive help from the Velvet Fund. Help is given on a case-by-case basis.
  • Before they may apply for help from the Velvet Assistance Fund, DoveLewis clients must first fill out a Care Credit application. If clients receive Care Credit, they must fully utilize this option before receiving money from the Velvet Fund.
Good Neighbor Vet


Convenient, Quality Pet Care at Affordable Prices. Clinics are held on Saturdays and Sundays at area locations. Check the web site for locations and times.

Pet Food Assistance

Lend-A-Paw: Pet Food Assistance, service of the Humane Society for Southwest WashingtonLend-A-Paw: Pet Food Assistance


If you live in Clark County and are facing hard times, the Humane Society for Southwest Washington offers the Lend-A-Paw program to provide occasional pet food assistance to those in need. To qualify, you or a child in the home must be receiving government assistance in the form of Section 8, food stamps, WIC, TANF, SSI, Medicaid, AFDC, Oregon Health Plan, or EBT. Those who qualify may receive assistance with cat or dog food one time per month. Pet food distribution is based upon availability of donated pet food supplies and is not guaranteed. Please call in advance to determine if we have food available.

The Pongo Fund Food BowlThe Pongo Fund

Offers dog & cat food monthly the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Need proof of address and government issued photo id. Portland OR. Their  pet food bank address is 3632 SE 20th, Portland, Oregon. Please check their web site for information and restrictions before visiting them.

Cat Food PantryCat Food Pantry

Sometimes the difference between keeping your cat or having to relinquish them can really be not having the means for a few months’ food. One of our Furry Friends missions is to help keep pets in their homes through temporary hardships.

If this is the case for you and you need help with temporary cat food, please email information@furryfriendswa.org or text (360) 798-4608 and we will see if our new Cat Food Pantry can help! You can also reach us on our Furry Friends Washington Pet Pantry Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FurryFriendsWashingtonPetPantry/. We can also help supply food for feral colonies.

**All food has been donated to us and we cannot guarantee specific brands. Hurry while supplies last** If you have food or litter you wish to donate, you can drop off donations at Woodin You Pampered Paws, 13305 NE Hwy 99 #102, Vancouver, WA 98686 or reach us at (360) 993-1097 or information@furryfriendswa.org.

Second Chance Companions AniMeals

Second Chance Companions Logo of dog and catAniMeals is one service provided by Second Chance Companions to seniors, disabled and needy individuals in Clark County Washington. We distribute pet food free of charge to Meals on Wheels recipients, individuals in assisted living and senior facilities, and area food banks. This enables individuals to keep their companion animals, providing a special quality to their lives and saving their pets from an uncertain fate.

Justice for Animal Welfare Society (JAWS)

360-693-8521 - Southwest Washington

They help low income, elderly, disabled and homeless persons get their pets altered.

Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team

Providing veterinary care & pet care supplies to people who are homeless or in poverty.

SW Washington & Portland Metro Animal Shelters & Rescue Organizations

Animal Aid

(503) 292-6628
No kill animal rescue & outreach
Portland, OR

Animal Rescue & Care Fund

(503) 402-8692 Eves/Wknds
Fostering animals rescued from desperate situations.
Portland, OR

Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter

Sheltering stray and abandoned animals
Hillsboro, OR

Cat's Cradle Rescue

“offered by owners” program
No-kill Foster-based rescue
Hillsboro, OR

Cupid Kitten Rescue

(503) 888-0333
Cat & kitten rescue service.
Portland Metro area

CAT (Cat Adoption Team)

(503) 925-8903
No kill cats-only shelter
Sherwood, OR

Cat Link

The Dalles, OR

Feral Cat Coalition

(503) 797-2606
Services for feral cats who have caregivers feeding them.
They also rent cat traps.
Portland, OR

Homeward Bound Pets

(503) 472-0341
McMinnville, OR

House of Dreams Cat Shelter

(503) 262-0763
No-kill cat shelter where cats roam free.
Portland, OR

Humane Society & SPCA of Cowlitz County

(360) 577-0151
Longview, WA

Indigo Animal Rescue

(503) 626-7222
Fostering & adoptions of cats and dogs
Beaverton, OR

Mult. County Animal Control & Adoptions

(503) 988-7387
Adoptions of cats and dogs
Troutdale, OR

Oregon Humane Society

(503) 285-7722
Sheltering, fostering, adoptions. Fighting cruelty and neglect.
Portland, OR

PAWS Animal Shelter

(503) 650-0855
All pets Specializes in orphaned kittens
West Linn, OR

Pixie Project

(503) 542-3433
Adoptions & support.
Portland, OR

Safe Haven Humane Society

(541) 928-2789
Tnagent, OR

Second Chance companions

Second Chance Companions Logo Graphic
(360) 687-4569
No kill organization pet adoptions & referrals
Vancouver, WA

South Pacific County Humane Society

(360) 642-1180
Long Beach, WA

SW Washington Humane Society

(360) 693-4746
Vancouver, WA

Tender Care Animal Rescue

Tender Care Animal Rescue Logo

(360) 909-8090
No-kill shelter for cats and dogs
Vancouver, WA

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society

West Columbia Gorge Humane Society Logo

(360) 835-3464
No-kill rescue (WCGHS)
Washougal, WA

Other Helpful Resources

Feline Behavior Solutions

Feline Behavior Solutions logo, featuring an orange and blue cat

If you're having issues with your cat's behavior, Dr. Marci Koski with Feline Behavior Solutions can help. Marci is a certified feline behavior and training consultant in the Vancouver, WA / Portland, OR area who works with cats and their people to resolve cat behavior issues including house-soiling and aggression. Marci works with clients all over the US and Canada through both long-distance and in-home consultation services.

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