01/2021 Update: New clinic appointment submissions are OPEN.
We are currently accepting 200 applications at a time. The form will temporarily close while we work to get those families scheduled.
Don’t worry! We’ll open submissions back up as soon as possible. As always, if you have any questions, please email the Clinic Team.
At the beginning of the pandemic, we showed up for Houston the only way we know how: fully.
Direct support services—services provided directly to those who need them—make a difference in the lives of Houston pet owners struggling to keep their pets. We continue to give away vaccinations, preventatives, wellness checks, and pet food to keep animals with their families.
And we’ll continue offering these services through 2021.
This is what #Unsheltered looks like right now.
lbs. of free pet food distributed
doses of vaccines administered
doses of heartworm and flea preventative handed out
clinics providing services to the community. Free of charge.
hours of volunteer time for the clinics
heartworm (dog) and combo (cat FIV/FeLV) blood tests run
free animal exams by our volunteer veterinarians
Stats updated: 28 Oct 2020
“Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
— St. Francis of Assisi
Above: Some of our clinic attendees drove from as far away as Beaumont for these services after losing work related to COVID-19.
We still need your help, Houston.
We provide all of these services free of charge to clinic attendees. Our amazing tribe of veterinarians, #BlueShirts, and staff volunteer their time to work them. We have been blessed with free space to hold these clinics by our friends at Sawyer Yards.
The supplies, however, are not free for us, and we don’t have the deep pockets of shelters that have been around for a century. If you’re in a position to help, we appreciate you allowing us to sustain this vital Houston resource.
Ways to help:
Is there a limit on the number of animals I can bring?
No. If you plan on bringing more than eight (8) pets, though, shoot us an email so we can get you setup (since our form only has spots for eight animal details to be listed right now).
Currently, we’re only setup to help support owned/in-home pets right now. If you need help caring for your community cats, please reach out to our Fix Houston™ team.
Do I need to income qualify in order to receive services?
No. This service is open to everyone.
Do you limit these services to a specific area of Houston?
No. This service is open to everyone.
Can I get heartworm (HW) preventatives from you without seeing the vet at the Drive-Thru Clinic?
- For dogs under 6 months: Yes.
- For dogs over 6 months with proof of a HW test in the last year: Yes.
- For dogs over 6 months without proof of a HW test in the last year: No.
Heartworm testing is required prior to dispensing heartworm preventative (without documentation of a heartworm test within the past year).
We will not be testing dogs under 6 months for heartworms; the earliest heartworms can be detected is 6 months after a dog has been bitten by an infected mosquito. We can still provide preventative for them.
What vaccinations are you offering for free at these Drive-Thru Clinics?
Please check out this post to see information on the preventatives and vaccinations we provide at the Drive-Thru Clinic.
Making an impact in Houston.
We are humbled to meet so many amazing pet parents at our drive-thru clinics. We see how much they care and love for their fur family members, and we are proud to help them through this time.
I traveled from Galveston with my 5 furbabies and I cannot thank you all enough for the blessings and relief you brought to my family.
DeniseApril 19 Clinic
Chloe and Benji say thanks for vaccinating them!
AmarisApril 5 Clinic
I want to thank y’all once again!!! Y’all are the best!!! All of the people that were there when I took my dogs were awesome!!!
Appreciative dog momMarch 22 Clinic
We thank you for your kindness concerning our issue. I recently checked my email, Penny’s prescriptions have been filled and are on the way. You and Friends4Life have a “Special Place” with us.
Penny’s momMay 23 Clinic
Thank you so much for all your information and for this amazing opportunity!!! My dogs are my life and I’m so happy that y’all are providing this service. Please thank everyone in there for me. This really means a lot!!!
SoniaOctober 29 Clinic
Thank y’all so much for what y’all do!! A great blessing. 🙂 Romeo, Max, Ace, Shadow, and myself greatly appreciate the effort, time, and support!!
DinoApril 19 Clinic
It’s been a week and this just makes my heart so full of love. As I told a friend, I’d forgo food in order to feed Harriet, and I know many other pet parents who’d do the same, so thank you for making sure pets are fed so humans can have food, too. You are so much more than a place to adopt an animal.
Sunday, Carmelita woke up before it was light. The chemo made her feel exhausted and nauseous.
It’s the end of a 12-hour Sunday. An exhausted, but fulfilled, team took a pause after the last client of the day.
We went to bed looking at the 70% chance of thunderstorms. But we also knew we had a fully booked clinic today.