2020 PVMA Holiday Pet Food and Supplies Drive

2020 PVMA Holiday Pet Food and Supplies Drive

While many things have changed in 2020, we are committed to maintaining support of two organization that rely heavily on donated supplies and funds to do the important work they do.

For PAW Team especially, the need for their services will only continue to increase as people in our community are impacted by loss of work, income, and shelter more then ever. We are so grateful to this organization (and all our community members who volunteer with them) for helping those in need, care for their beloved pets.

To encourage safety and not ask anymore of our veterinary teams, as curbside care and physical distancing is in place, we will be inviting participation in a primarily virtual holiday drive.

We still encourage and will help with pick-ups/hand-offs if your practice would like to do a clean-out of OTC items and food that has expired or been opened/returned.


Portland Animal Welfare Team: www.pawteam.org

The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. PAW Team provides free veterinary care through weekday appointments, weekend drop-in clinics, and offsite outreach powered by volunteers. PAW Team also maintains a donated pet supply bank, offering essentials to those in need. In 2019, PAW Team provided vet care for more than 1,800 individual pets from over 1,000 families and distributed over 25,00 pounds of pet food.

Ways to help:

(Shipping Address: 1718 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220)

If you have OTC food and supplies that needs to be picked up, please email to make arrangements: victoria@pawteam.org or pvma@portlandvma.org


Coffee Creek Puppy Program: www.cci.org

A group of female inmates at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF), located in Wilsonville, raise puppies for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI 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 inmates raise the puppies for the first year and a half of the dog’s life. The inmate 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 Oregon and the PVMA provides additional support throughout the year. To learn more about the PVMA partnership, visit our website.

Ways to help:

Amazon Wish List

To being a puppy sponsor or to make monetary or supply donations, please email: pvma@portlandvma.org

Please contact the PVMA office at 503-228-7387 or  pvma@portlandvma.org    for additional information and questions