The Street Dog Coalition-Sacramento

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$1,483 raised by 19 donors

12% complete

$12,000 Goal

The Street Dog Coalition provides free veterinary care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. It was started in Fort Collins, CO in 2015 when its founder, Dr. Jon Geller, acknowledged the strong bond between people experiencing homelessness and their pets. While these pets were loved and genuinely well taken of, Jon saw the need for basic veterinary care to help prevent and treat disease, and to help maintain the strong human-animal bond. 

The Street Dog Coalition now has teams in over sixty cities throughout the country, including Sacramento, CA and we are focused on sustaining this growth. We recognize that as we continue to grow our branches, we must strengthen our roots and lean on our community. Using a One Health approach to street medicine, we care for the lives on both ends of the leash and we could not do what we do without our volunteer veterinarians and other One Health professionals as well as students, sponsors, donors, and advocates who resonate with the importance of our work.

In addition to volunteers, monetary and in-kind donations are also vital to our growth. Merck Animal Health and Western Veterinary Partners (WVP) have enabled us to extend our reach with their Legacy Sponsorships, committing to providing both in-kind and monetary support to SDC in perpetuity.

In 2020, The Street Dog Coalition became a Better Business Bureau® Accredited Charity Seal holder, and in 2023 we were awarded the Human Animal Bond Innovation Award in Public Service from the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). We are also proud of our Platinum Transparency badge from Candid and our 2023 Top-Rated Charity badge from

To learn more about The Street Dog Coalition's programs and impact on pets of people experiencing homelessness, click here here to read our 2023 Annual Report, and thank you! 


Our mission is to provide free veterinary care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.


If a donation or grant is restricted/earmarked for a specific SDC team such as Sacramento, these funds will be put towards the team’s expenses and will be used to pay for street clinic supplies and third-party veterinary care beyond the street clinic setting. While our clinic is set up to provide free basic veterinary care, many of the pets we see at our clinics need specialized care besides vaccines and parasite prevention. We need funding to provide care for pets who require diagnostic tests that only a brick and mortar clinic can provide. In addition to spay/neuter and end of life care, some of our patients need x-rays, blood work, wound care, or management of chronic conditions such as heart or kidney disease.

Equity Statement

The Street Dog Coalition does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

The Street Dog Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Street Dog Coalition-Sacramento

other names

The Street Dog Coalition

Year Established


Mission Category

Animal Related

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused, Animals, Veterans

Local Counties Served

Sacramento, Yolo


305 W. Magnolia Street Box No. 277
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US

Sacramento County, CA, US

Yolo County, CA, US


970 829 8789

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