About Us

We started this journey in 2002 with a singular goal: to provide high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter that would eventually eliminate euthanasia of dogs and cats because there wasn’t space for them.

Along the way, we realized there were more ways to help, more ways we could stop pet homelessness. Eventually, that meant we were on the streets helping pet owners with resources, pet food, education and supplies. And it meant a clinic that also helped with vaccinations, parasite treatment or prevention, as well as a special medical care fund.

Now, 20 years later – as we serve more than 35,000 pets each year – we’re always thinking about how we can help even more, which also means keeping more pets and people together … where they belong.  

Please come along with us. Together we can change lives. And keep pets out of shelters, off the streets and in their homes.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to decrease pet homelessness, increase pet retention and improve the quality of life for pets through education and supportive services for families in need.

Core Values

Our commitment to the community begins with our commitment to each other. These core values reflect that dedication to one another, our service to pets and people, and passion for our mission.

Be Helpful.

We are driven by a desire to help and create positive outcomes for all pets by providing non-judgmental support and collaborating with other organizations.

Build Trust.

Our organization is committed to being a safe and trusted resource for our community to ensure that no one is denied the love of an animal due to limited resources.

Be Compassionate.

Our positive and supportive environment is a reflection of how we care for the wellbeing of pets and people, as well as each other. We are dedicated to making a difference in every community we serve, every day.

Position Statements

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