A Note From Our Founder
Our mission to help the pets of the homeless has a double edge: sadness and empathy that a person and their pet is homeless, but glad we can help eliminate the pain and suffering of the pet and give hope to the homeless that someone cares. 

This month, I wanted to send a positive message. Like many, I am drained from the negative and after a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it feels hard to find the positive. To do this, I am focusing on the power of positive thinking. 

Positive words instill positive thoughts, so try this: “Today is going to be a good day” or “I’ll be amazing today.” Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep on trying with a positive mental attitude.

I have learned to focus on the good things in my life no matter how small they may seem. A sunny morning, a kiss from my partner, a dog on my lap, a novel to lift my spirits that takes me to another time and place, anything that will take my mind to a happy place. 

As Benjamin Franklin said, “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”

May today and the days that follow be full of peace and love.

With warm thoughts and wishes,
Genevieve Frederick
President and Founder
Feeding Pets of the Homeless®
Since 2008, we have
Success Stories
Your generous donations at work
Springfield, Oregon

A homeless man and his Retriever mix, Sega, were both hit by a car in Springfield, OR. Sega had two broken legs.

We helped pay for Sega's surgery for his back leg.
Riverside, California

A homeless woman living in her van in Riverside, CA, called about her Chihuahua Papion mix, Edmond, who needed vaccinations when the vet tech noted he had infected teeth.

We provided financial assistance for Edmond to receive an exam and surgery to have nine teeth extracted.
Edmond photos courtesy of Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Shira.
Volunteer Spotlights
We want to thank our top volunteers of 2020! Their communities count on them to provide much needed resources.

Christine Davis
Schwenksville, PA
Volunteering since 9/2010
Marianne Bollinger
San Luis Obispo, CA
Volunteering since 10/2/2017
Darren Pfeffer
Albuquerque, NM
Volunteering since 1/20/2020
Winter Weather
Severe winter weather has been sweeping the country and having dire effects on the homeless populations in those areas. We have been reaching out to the areas greatly affected to offer our support and assistance.

If you know someone in need of pet food or emergency veterinary care during this time please encourage them to reach out to us. They can call us at
775-841-7463 or have them visit our website for more resources. 
Attn: Direct Mail Recipients
Our sincere apologies to those who received more than a few direct mail letters last month. The direct mail company mistakenly mailed out a duplicate letter to supporters a few days apart. We have been guaranteed that it will not happen again. If you wish to stop receiving our letters, please email us at info@petsofthehomeless.org with instructions to stop direct mail.
Board Member Spotlight
Mike Pulver, DVM

Mike Pulver, DVM has been a member of the board for Feeding Pets of the Homeless for the last 6 years.

He is a veterinarian in Carson City, NV where he owns his own practice. 

"Our family has three dogs, a German shorthair pointer, a golden doodle and a terrier. We also have three bantam chickens that produce eggs." 

He has run a yearly wellness and vaccination clinic in Carson City for the last five years.

"It is one of my favorite days of the year. We are able to help people who normally wouldn’t be able to get care for their pets. These folks love their animals and are really appreciative of the opportunity to get their pets checked out. For many homeless, their pets provide a critical bond and much-needed companionship." 
Make your birthday meaningful
Celebrate your birthday with us on Facebook

When choosing a nonprofit to support for your birthday on Facebook, consider choosing Feeding Pets of the Homeless. Using the donate button not only helps us raise funds to help the homeless and their pets, it also lets your friends and family know about our organization and how they can help.

Thank you to everyone who has celebrated with us!
Latest Blog
The Family on the Curb
by Will Stolzenburg

There are between five hundred thousand and three million homeless individuals living in the United States. Accompanying them are millions of animal companions.

In our latest blog, Will Stolzenburg shares his encounter with a homeless woman and her dog and how it shifted his perspective on how he views the homeless.