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"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source." - Doris Day  

Bear says "Thank You"
The group Taking 
it to the Streets contacted Pets of the Homeless because a homeless woman's beloved dog "Bear" was hit by a car.  Pets of the Homeless agreed to pay for x-rays and an evaluation. Bear had a femur head fracture and the surgery would run at least $1,000. Pets of the Homeless paid a total of $500. As the days passed people kept sending in money or pledging until Taking it to the Streets not only had enough to pay for the surgery and to neuter Bear but there would be $20 left over which they would use towards a micro chip and for his license.  Post surgery, Bear is healing and doing much better.  The homeless woman and Bear could not thank everyone enough.   

Can a homeless person with a service animal be denied entrance to a homeless shelter?

The answer is no. If the animal is a service animal then they must be allowed access to public buildings and public-access areas per the Americans With Disabilities Act. To read more...


These are the requirements that a service dog must meet (and only dogs and some horses can be service animals, no other pets):

  • Service dog must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, or be under voice, signal or other control. 
  • These are working animals, not pets.
  • A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability (such as Blind, deaf, wheelchair bound, seizures, medications, PTSD calming).
  • Must be trained for the specific disability.
  • Must behave proper.
  • The owner can only be asked two questions:

(1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and

(2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform 

  • The owner cannot be asked to provide any documentation regarding the service dog.

So if someone has a legitimate service dog, a homeless shelter cannot deny them entrance.

Sweet "Chloe"
Letter written by: Katrina of San Jose, CA

"Lately I have been reminded of the good in this world and that it never hurts to ask for help.  The worst answer you can get it no.  Many of you may be wondering how the "pregnant" homeless pit Chloe is doing.  Chloe belongs to a  homeless man named Duke.  It turned out to be a false pregnancy.  Thank you to Pets of the Homeless and their executive director Renee, for making the appointment and having Chloe examined, x-rayed and vaccinated at Pinnacle Animal Hospital yesterday.  Pets of the Homeless, which is based out of Carson City NV, found the vet, made the appointment and covered the entire vet bill.  Now that Chloe is not pregnant, Pound Puppy Rescue has  offered to do her spay and cover the cost 100%.

These organizations are run by true heroes / animal lovers and it warms my heart that they are willing to help out this homeless gentleman they have never met and their animals.  Please check out these wonderful organizations and consider making a donation to one or all of them." 

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" ~Mahatma Ghandi

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414,546 lbs

Total Vet Care Expenses
Newest Collection Sites

AAMCO Transmissions GA

Aspen Tahoe Grooming NV

Bow Wow Barbers and Spa CO

Camp Bow Wow San Antonio TX

Central Kansas Vet Clinic KS

Club Fido Dog Daycare/Boarding CA

Delightful Dogs Training CA

Doggie Style Grooming Salon CA

Down Home Dog Training FL

Furry Friends Food Pantry MI

Hungry Herps BC Canada

Mobbela Salon IL

Mutual Housing at the Highlands CA

PAWS of Bainbridge Island WA 

Precious Pets Food Bank OH

Terri's Dog Styling School IA

Thomas Jefferson School of Law CA

Top Dog Barkery CA

Urban Tails Pet Resort TX

Walla Walla Progressives WA

Westcoast Recycling CA

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