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Oregon Pets: 10 Affordable Vet Care Resources

Oregon Pets: 10 Affordable Vet Care Resources

Affordable veterinary options for your Oregon pets may seem out of reach with the current state of our world. With a global pandemic wreaking havoc, it can be difficult to find low-cost Oregon pet care. Thankfully, there are facilities aplenty that provide options that won’t break the bank. Check out our comprehensive list below!

Check out our list of 24+ resources for free or low-cost veterinary care!

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Spay and Neuter Services

S.N.Y.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic (Talent)

S.N.Y.P. Spay/Neuter Clinic in Talent boasts a wonderful assistance program for low-income families with Oregon pets. To qualify for said assistance program, you must present proof that you’re on government aid i.e. Medicaid, food stamps, WIC (women, infants, children), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), or AFDC (Aid to Families With Dependent Children). The amount you pay will be determined by your income. Click here to learn more and to read how to apply. Call (541) 858-3325.

Oregon Humane Society (Portland)

This statewide humane society in Portland features a “Spay & Save” program for families with Oregon pets struggling under the weight of financial hardship. They offer a “tiered pricing structure based on program guidelines.” Additionally, the Oregon Humane Society provides a list of facilities that offer spay/neuter low-income assistance. Head over here for more information. Call (503) 285-7722.

Central Coast Humane Society (Newport)

Central Coast Humane Society doesn’t have a “brick-and-mortar” headquarters. Instead, they operate out of a van so that all funds go directly toward aiding the animals. Additionally, they offer spay/neuter assistance for your Oregon pets. The objective is to help cover the costs of spay and neuter surgeries so lower-income residents can keep their furry loved ones. You can request assistance here. You can also shoot them an email with any queries at [email protected]

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Pet Food Banks/Pantries

The Pongo Fund (Portland)

The Pongo Fund boasts a pet food pantry for Oregon pets in need. Get the lowdown straight from their site:

“With the generous support of a variety of suppliers including Canidae All Natural Pet Foods, The Pongo Fund Pet Food Bank has provided more than 21,000,000 lifesaving meals for more than 175,000 hungry and beloved animals throughout Oregon, Washington and beyond.

Allowing them to stay safe at home and out of the shelters. Because sometimes, a simple bowl of kibble is the force that both keeps a family together and saves the lives of the animals they love.”

You’ll need to bring proof of income and your photo ID. Their website requests that if it’s your first visit, you call (503-939-7555) at least a week in advance of their next scheduled pet food bank date. Click here to see the schedule and peruse The Pongo Fund’s guidelines to learn what you need to know.

Heartland Humane (Corvallis)

This humane society in Corvallis offers a pet food pantry that’s open daily from 11 am to 4 pm for your Oregon pets. According to their site, clients are free to utilize this service twice per month. In addition, you don’t need to provide income verification. Free food is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you’d like to learn more, please head over here. You can also call (541) 757-9000 if you have any inquiries.

F.I.D.O. (Oregon City)

F.I.D.O. (Friends Involved in Dog Outreach) provides a pet food bank for low-income owners with Oregon pets. All you have to do is complete the application for food assistance and drop it off during your first visit. It’s worth noting that they have two different applications: one that’s “standard” and another for veterans. Click here to get the lowdown regarding F.I.D.O.’s address and distribution dates. Or you can send them a message here.

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Free Care

Portland Animal Welfare Team (Portland)

The PAW Team provides free veterinary care for “the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.” The site lists who qualifies for free care as well as how to qualify. You must be experiencing homelessness, living in transitional housing, working with a referring agency in PAW Team’s network, or provide proof of income that’s below the federal poverty line.

The PAW Team offers free spay/neutering, micro-chipping, vaccinations, medical grooming, basic veterinary exams, and much more for Oregon pets that qualify. Call (503) 206-6033 or go here to learn more information.

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Veterinary Care Grants/Assistance

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital (Portland)

DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your Oregon pets. If you need financial assistance, you may be able to receive up to $750 in aid toward the cost of your furry loved one’s care via the Velvet Assistance Fund. Call (503) 228-7281 or go here to learn more and read about how to apply for aid.

Central Coast Humane Society (Newport)

More Central Coast Humane Society love! In addition to the aforementioned spay/neuter assistance for your Oregon pets, they also offer financial aid for other veterinary services. It’s worth noting that they possess limited funds, thus, not all grant requests will be approved. But it’s definitely worth a shot to apply. Click here to fill out an application and get more info.

Portland Animal Welfare Team (Portland)

P.A.W. (Portland Animal Welfare) Team is dedicated to providing assistance for those “experiencing houselessness” that have Oregon pets. COVID-19 has impacted P.A.W.’s ability to take on an influx of new clients, but don’t let that deter you from applying for veterinary aid for your furry loved ones. Head over here to fill out a pre-screening eligibility form and see if you qualify. Call (503) 206-6033 to have your questions answered.

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Penny Chambers

Saturday 1st of October 2022

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Catherine Marucci

Saturday 1st of October 2022

Hi Penny. If the above resources are not helpful in your case, it may be worth calling 211 to see what else they can suggest.


Thursday 12th of August 2021

Just want to put a shout out for Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center, Southern Oregon's only 24/7 emergency pet care resource. This hospital is wonderful! They had to give me bad news about my dog, but they did it with a compassionate discount and very kind words. Great humans.