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Free & Cheap Veterinary Care in Portland, Oregon area!

Free & Cheap Veterinary Care in Portland, Oregon area!

Low income pet owners in Multnomah County, Oregon, are heartbroken when faced with the high costs of veterinary care, especially when emergency strikes or a pet is diagnosed with a serious illness. Fortunately, there are compassionate organizations that provide help for just this sort of thing.

See our list of nationwide free and cheap veterinary care agencies by clicking here!

Spay & Neuter

Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP)

ASAP offers $10 spay and neuter services for cats only to qualified low-income residents. If you receive government assistance (EBT, Medicaid, WIC, SSI, etc) and reside in either Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark counties, you can call (503) 802-6755 for help!

Burlingame Vet Clinic

Burlingame Vet Clinic offers low-cost spay surgical services to cats and dogs. Services start at just $14.50! You can find their prices and details on their website.

Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon

Found a feral cat? Get it fixed with the FCCO’s trap-neuter-return program! These services are provided for a suggested donation of $30 per cat.

Oregon Spay/Neuter Fund

This non-profit seeks to curb animal overpopulation by providing coupons to local vet clinics. Visit their websites to find coupons for clinics in the Portland Metro, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast and Bend area!

Vaccinations & General Care

Companion Pet Clinic

Companion Pet clinic provides affordable services including vaccination programs, diagnosing exams, pet surgeries, pet dental cleanings and more. Click here to browse their services!

Good Neighbor Vet

Good Neighbor Vet provides micro-chipping, parasite prevention and health care packages for a low cost. Payment arrangements may be available on health care packages. Click here to learn more.

Luv My Pet

Visit an affordable clinic at your local Petco or Unleashed location. You can save on services including vaccinations, micro-chipping, heartworm, lyme disease and more. Find your local clinic here.

PAW Team

This agency provides assistance with vaccinations, parasite control, prescriptions, food, supplies, pet licensing, micro-chipping, medical grooming, spay/neuter services and other major services (as determined by the Paws Team Medical Director).

A $5 co-payment is requested but no one who qualifies is turned away due to inability to pay. You may qualify if you meet one of the following: (1) you are homeless, (2) you are living in transitional housing or (3) you can provide proof of income below the federal poverty line, you may qualify for services from the PAW Team.

Pixie Project

The Pixie Project may offer low cost medical and surgical services, including spay/neuter, in some cases. You’ll need to send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Dental Care

Companion Pet Clinic

Companion Pet clinic provides affordable services including vaccination programs, diagnosing exams, pet surgeries, pet dental cleanings and more. Call them today at (503) 546-1044.

Forever Pet Dental

For just $195, your pet can receive a physical exam, oral exam, IV catheter and fluids, dental cleaning, anesthetic monitoring, antibiotic injection (if needed), sedation, gas anesthesia, dental X-rays, day hospitalization and a nail trim! This is far lower than many other veterinary clinics.

From the Forever Pet Dental website:

If you ask any other veterinary clinic how much it will cost to get your pet’s teeth cleaned you will not get a simple answer.  You will get questions:  “What’s his age?  Species?  Weight?”  Then you will get a price range that usually goes something like, “Well the cleaning would start at $350 but could go as high as $800 or more depending on if the veterinarian has to take x-rays or if any teeth need to be extracted.  Oh and he’ll need a $42 exam first.”

At Forever Pet Dental we have one simple answer:  Our veterinary dental cleaning packages are always $195.

Just call (360) 859-3790 to get started! Please note that Forever Pet Dental is located in Vancouver, WA.

Emergency Care

Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Dove Lewis provides 24/7 emergency and critical care services to companion animals. Through the Velvet Assistance Fund, owners who have a financial need may be able to receive up to $750 in assistance toward the cost of their animal’s care. To qualify, the patient must have a fair to good prognosis and be in an emergency situation. Please call (503) 228-7281 prior to visiting the hospital to see if funds are available.

End-of-Life Care

Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital

Dove Lewis providesdonation-only euthanasia services for very sick and declining elderly animals. Free communal cremation services are available but the ashes cannot be returned to you. Please call (503) 228-7281 for more information.

Family Animal Services 

FAS provides cremation services for $20 per pet for pets up to 35 pounds. Cremation for animals weighing more than 35 pounds will cost $0.50 per pound. Ashes will not be returned to you. Call them at (503) 665-8300.

Oregon Humane Society

Euthanasia and cremation services are offered for $40-$200 depending on the pet’s weight. Call (503) 285-7722 for more information.

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.

Susan Camberg

Wednesday 6th of July 2022

Hello~. I am senior citizen living in section woth a very small, barely survivable income. My dog Rosie needs her shots and licensing or I may lose my housing. I have sogned up for PAW team assistance but this can take several weeks. I sont have a car and am disabled and am try to find some place close to take her. I live in Portland Oregon. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated .

Catherine Marucci

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Hi Susan. If none of the above options can help, you can try dialing 211 to be connected with local resources.


Thursday 12th of August 2021

Hi there. Forever Pet Dental's price is now $299 for a dental cleaning. This is still hundreds of dollars cheaper than most places, but it would be great if you could update the price on here.


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

Thanks for letting me know! I’ll get that added to our list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.


Friday 31st of January 2020

Hello, My name is Evelyn, I am 46 and on disability. I am looking to adopt a dog, but cannot afford the adoption fees is there any help out here for the adoption fees? Thank you.


Sunday 8th of March 2020

Hi Evelyn, unfortunately there is not a lot of help for pet adoption fees. When I adopted my oldest dog, I made a small supply donation in exchange for the pet adoption fee. You may want to reach out to your local shelter or rescues and see if that is an option. If that does not work, you might consider staring a GoFundMe page. Here are a few tips -Stephanie

Tariq silva

Saturday 20th of October 2018

I need help with finding a vet here in Eugene Or. I'm dog has something wrong with his paw and is in pain. I'm homeless and I need help. Could you please help me find a vet that will look at his paw and help me for free. I know I can come up with a co-pay if I need too. Thank you.

Riley Thomson

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Tariq, I'm so sorry your dog is in pain. I added your area to our research list. Check back for updates. There are some national organizations that you and your furry friend may qualify for. I hope this helps. -Riley

Christine Smith

Friday 24th of August 2018

I left a comment but still got the same screen. I won't address my concern in case I seem like a pesty person.

Nicole Thelin

Thursday 30th of August 2018

Hi, Christine! I'm sorry that your comment didn't show up immediately. I know it can be confusing. I have to moderate all of our comments because we receive so many hateful responses.