Sitting, Staying, and Coming Soon…

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A heartfelt welcome to our new clinics in…

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Amarillo, TX;


Bakersfield, CA;


Blackburn, VA;


Central Coast, CA;


Chapin, SC;


Chicago, IL;


Houston, TX;


Phoenix, AZ;


St. Augustine, FL;


and Venice, CA!

Upcoming Events

Paws for a Cause…

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You’re Only As Good As The Company You Keep…

And we’re in good company! We're honored to be a part of the People for Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee, a new animal welfare initiative from the office of Colorado Governor Jared Polis and First Gentleman Marlon Reis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera. “This Committee is about protecting Colorado animals and giving them a voice,” Reis said. “There is so much great work happening in our state around animal welfare and the PAW Committee is an opportunity to bring together experts on these issues and make Colorado a national leader.” In addition, Polis recently signed two bills related to animals. The first bill, House Bill 19-1092, would prohibit a person convicted of felony animal cruelty from owning a pet for three to five years.The second bill, House Bill 19-1220, would allow a court facility dog to accompany a witness during his or her testimony in court. The dog would be trained to offer support to the witness without being a distraction during the court proceedings.

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When your dog is your rock…

…and you find out she has a tumor that needs to be removed ASAP, your world is shook. The kiddos on the left experienced this recently with their six year old bulldog boxer mix, Diamond, and with the help of Waggle and the generosity of donors and Maddie’s Fund, we were able to get Diamond the surgery she needed. Diamond is now back home with her family and recovering well. Thank you to everyone who supported her campaign; it’s a gift that keeps on giving because Diamonds like this one should last FURever, or at least as long as possible.

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Hello, Amarillo!

WOW. Our first Street Dog Coalition clinic in Amarillo, Texas saw FORTY dogs and one cat at Faith City Mission. If you're a numbers person, you'll love this: In total, our vets and volunteers administered 33 rabies vaccinations, 40 DAPPV vaccinations, 1 FVRCP vaccination, 23 heart worm tests, 24 Iverheart Plus prescriptions, 38 deworming treatments, 4 other prescriptions, 18 nail trims, and 1 ear cleaning. At one point, when vaccines were running low, a colleague was called and more vaccines were delivered. Teamwork makes the dream work. MANY, MANY thanks to everyone who helped, especially Kim Nethery and Pat Chase!! Let's do it again.

Aloha, Hawaii!

Dr. Aleisha Swartz and her dedicated vet tech, Sarah Krupp, are officially offering Street Dog Coalition clinics at the Punawai Rest Stop for the homeless in Iwilei. Click here for a great news story on the Punawai Rest Stop, located at 431 Kuwili Street in the neighborhood of Iwilei. Joey Manahan, the city council member who started the initiative to build the center, is very appreciative of the services The Street Dog Coalition is providing, and we are very appreciative of Aleisha and her team for making it happen! Keep up the great work.

Puppy Love in Florida

The Street Dog Coalition has a serious case of puppy love for these ‘lil roly poly mixed-breeds. In addition to de-worming, vaccinating, and trimming their puppy nails, the SDC team in St. Augustine, FL took care of five dogs and a cat at their FIRST clinic. They also talked to the owner of the puppies about responsibly rehoming them if they become too much to care for on his own. He was receptive to the discussion and will be returning to the Humane Society for their first da2pp shots and will revisit the conversation. If love is always doing what’s best for someone, even if it means letting them go, then this human is demonstrating that.

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Inclusive Health in Ithaca, NY

The Street Dog Coalition is passionate about an inclusive "one health" approach to street medicine, and our team in Ithaca, New York is a great example of this. When a local doctor was preparing to open the harm-reduction medical practice called "REACH Medical" to treat drug users, her daughters questioned who would provide veterinarian care for the pets of patients who may be experiencing homelessness. Click here for a short article from the Ithaca Journal to learn what happened next.

Home Is Where The Heart Is

The Street Dog Coalition of Fort Collins partners with Homeward Alliance and the Murphy Center for Hope to provide free medical care and related services to pets of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. For a pdf copy of their 2019 Canine Companion Calendar, Home Is Where The Heart Is, click here.