Pets of the Homeless is a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides pet food and veterinary care to the homeless in local communities across the United States and Canada.
Between 5% to 10% of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%.
The bond between pet owners and their pets is often just about indestructible. That doesn’t change when the owners are homeless.
You can make a difference to someone who has a loving loyal companion pet. Donate pet food at Pets of the Homeless collection sites. Find a collection site near you →
POTH sponsor veterinarians that go to where the homeless congregate and provide veterinary care such as vaccines, spay/neuter and other needed treatments. These are called Wellness Clinics. POTH assist homeless shelters that will allow pets sanctuary with their owners by shipping crates so that the homeless can come in out of the cold and heat.
Give a Dog a Bone!
The week of August 4-10, 2013 is the fourth National Feeding Pets of the Homeless “Give a Dog a Bone” Week. The national organization, Pets of the Homeless, asks the public to locate a collection site in their community by visiting their website. Donations of pet food should be taken to one of the identified local collection sites.
- Jacksonville homeless couple and their two dogs find people willing to help (savannahnow.com)
- Pet food bank coming to Oregon Cat Project’s Lake Oswego shelter (oregonlive.com)
- Pet food bank needs donations (bendbulletin.com)
- For Needy Families With Pets, A New Nonprofit Fills The Food Bowl (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)