Pets Without Walls

Since 2017, Pets Without Walls has been helping people experiencing homelessness in San Diego County and low-income seniors by keeping their four-legged companions healthy. The bond between people experiencing hardship and their pets is strong; in doing our part to support the health of these pets, we help keep them with their beloved owners.

In 2022, we were able to expand our services to include low-income seniors thanks to funding from the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Charity Trust. Each week, the Lewyt Mobile Pet Health + Wellness Unit visits one of our partners to provide free health checks, microchipping, spays and neuters, vaccines, and flea and tick medications. 

PETS WITHOUT WALLS IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE.  If you are experiencing a medical emergency with your pet, please contact your nearest emergency veterinary hospital. 

Mobile Veterinary Unit Visits

Our mobile veterinary unit visits rotate between partner locations across San Diego County. We offer no-cost general health and wellness care. This includes physical examinations, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, microchipping, and other basic wellness services. We can offer spaying and neutering on a limited basis, by waitlist appointment only. The Pets Without Walls mobile unit is unable to perform cytology, bloodwork, or dental procedures. 

Our walk-up visits are held monthly at the Neil Good Day Center located at 299 17th St., San Diego, CA 92101.
Spay and Neuters at this location require an appointment.


How our walkup clinic at Father Joe’s works:
Our first appointment is at 9:00 am and our last appointment is at 1:40 pm. Availability is based on a first come first serve basis. When you arrive, please line up single file at the gate. At 9:00 am, a staff member will walk down the line and write your name, phone number, and place in line. We cannot guarantee you will be seen. Please have your pet leashed or in a carrier and bring any medical documentation you have.

Please call (858)-756-4117 x 339 or email outreach@animalcenter.org to find our next upcoming clinic date or to be added to the spay/neuter waitlist.

Additional Resources

Helen Woodward Animal Center provides the following list of veterinary service providers and resources as a convenience to our clients. We do not endorse these service providers and make no representation whatsoever about the services that may be provided by these service providers. We have no control over their services and accept no responsibility for them and disclaim any liability arising from your use of their services. If you decide to use any of these service providers, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to their terms and conditions for providing the services.

To donate directly to our Pets Without Walls program and help indigent families receive necessary medical care for their beloved pets, click the button below to head to our donation page and select “Pets Without Walls” in the “What would you like your donation to support?” drop down menu.

Due to Hurricane Hilary, all  departments will be closing at 3pm today.  Stay safe!