Community Dog Clinics
Since 2006, we have been offering FREE spay/neuter, de-worming, microchipping, vaccinations, flea/tick control and other health services for dogs of low-income families with pets. In partnership with Spay4LA and Southern California Veterinarian Medical Association (SCVMA), these grassroots, monthly clinics are more than a service ~ it’s a lifesaving community. On average, we sponsor 75 spay/neuters per month and vaccinate 250 community dogs. With so many dogs sterilized, the number of unwanted puppies being born and entering the shelters is exponentially reduced, and the spread of diseases like Distemper and Parvo are more controlled.
While the clinics primarily provide services, Founder Lori Weise and DDR’s counselors have become part of the community by building relationships based on trust and compassion. Many past clients and families come by just to say hello and reconnect. “I’ve watched kids grow up, puppies become healthy, happy, adult dogs and have made lifelong friends. It’s all about the people, and when they’re ready, we’ll be here, just like we have been for 12 years,” says Weise.
Click here for dates, times and locations of our next Community Dog Clinic.