2023 PVMA Winter Pet Food and Supplies Drive

2023 PVMA Winter Pet Food and Supplies Drive

With your help, we will be hosting our traditional pet food and supplies drive this winter!

You make the bin, we provide a flier and shareable social media posts. To be included as a collection location, please contact the PVMA office at 503‐228‐7387 or pvma@portlandvma.org so we may include your practice’s name in our promotions.
Recipients of the donations will be:

Portland Animal Welfare Team: www.pawteam.org

The Portland Animal Welfare Team is a grassroots, volunteer-powered nonprofit that provides vital veterinary services for over 1,000 Portland-area families per year, aiding individuals living on the streets, in transitional shelters or government housing, as well as those facing temporary financial hardship that restricts their access to medical care for their pets. For many of our clients, home is where their beloved companion animal is.

PAW Team provides veterinary care through a robust medical program including weekday appointments and drop-in wellness clinics at our NE Portland facility. Our services include essential wellness, vaccinations, parasite prevention, medication, management of some chronic conditions, food, pet supplies, and so much more. We have no veterinarians on staff and rely on the generous time and energy of a network of volunteers to help power our clinics.

  • Coffee Creek Puppy Program: www.canine.org
    A small group of adults in custody (AIC) at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF), located in Wilsonville, raise puppies for Canine Companions. Canine Companions is a national non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities by providing highly trained service dogs. The AIC handlers raise the puppies for the first year and a half of the dog’s life. The AIC handler is responsible for the care and well-being of the dog 24 hours a day. PVMA member hospitals provide veterinary sponsorship while the dogs are in our area. To learn more about the PVMA partnership, visit our website.
Items most needed/desired (some are suggestions for veterinary hospitals, others are for your clients!):
  • New or gently used (clean!) collars, leashes, harnesses and halters (harnesses and head halters are especially desired!)
  • New or gently used dog and cat toys- plush and tough chew (Kongs, Westpaw or Goughnut toys) – New or gently used warm pet clothing– sweatshirts, rain-gear, etc.
  • Over the counter products: dental/oral care, skin/joint/gi supplements (Probiotics, Wellactin, Dasaquin, Dermcaps, etc)
  • Grooming and care tools, shampoo, nail clippers, ear cleaner, dog waste bags
  • Feline and Canine Flea & Heartworm Preventatives
  • UNOPENED dry, canned or pouch food– Any good quality brand (MUST BE IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING) no more than 6 mons past expiration
  • Training treats, pill pockets
  • Pet beds and blankets (new or very clean only!)
  • Cat litter
  • General clinic & medical supplies: electric clippers, syringes (1cc, 3cc), syringe plugs, gauze, vetwrap, surgery supplies, nitrile gloves, catheters, u/a strips, cleaning products, storage bins, odor eliminator, etc
  • Common use medications
NOTE: We are not able to take controlled medications, dog houses/igloos, dirty or damaged items, or anything more than 6 months expired.

Please contact PAW Team directly if you have some of the items they are in need of, listed on their website: www.pawteam.org/donate/#anchor-medical-donations-wishlist

Donations will be collected from November 15th through January 15th.

To participate, veterinary practices must be able to bring collected donations to the PVMA office (located on SW Barbur Blvd at Capital Hwy) for sorting and distribution. Please contact the PVMA office at 503-228-7387 or pvma@portlandvma.org for additional information and so we may include your practice’s name in our promotions.
Participating veterinary practices and locations:
Pacific Northwest Pet Emergency & Specialty Center