Our Mission

It's a big one. And we're just getting started.

Our Mission

It's a big one. And we're just getting started.

Our mission is to ensure that no pet is
surrendered due to a lack of resources on the part of their human.

 

On a single night in 2019, 5,530 people were identified by the Point-in-Time Count as homeless in Southern Nevada. Additionally, with more than half unsheltered (60%), Southern Nevada ranks 3rd Nationally in its rate of people living in places not meant for human habitation. With such drastic rates of homelessness, we are compelled to do what we can. We understand that the homeless epidemic will not end overnight but hope that we can fill the days’ journey with just a bit more light. Many of the efforts in place to combat pet homelessness involve spaying, neutering, fostering, & shelters. We sought a different solution – a more preventative approach to ensure that pets are not surrendered in the first place. We strive to provide assistance to pets of homeless and those in need by offering food & supply distribution, assisting with funding to spay & neuter pets, meeting the needs of special food diets, medications, & vaccinations, & working to provide temporary housing for pets. In addition to offering material support, we find that our efforts to help humans care for their companions offer a sense of dignity, comfort, & hope.

 

On a single night in 2019, 5,530 people were identified by the Point-in-Time Count as homeless in Southern Nevada. Additionally, with more than half unsheltered (60%), Southern Nevada ranks 3rd Nationally in its rate of people living in places not meant for human habitation. With such drastic rates of homelessness, we are compelled to do what we can. We understand that the homeless epidemic will not end overnight but hope that we can fill the days’ journey with just a bit more light. Many of the efforts in place to combat pet homelessness involve spaying, neutering, fostering, & shelters. We sought a different solution – a more preventative approach to ensure that pets are not surrendered in the first place. We strive to provide assistance to pets of homeless and those in need by offering food & supply distribution, assisting with funding to spay & neuter pets, meeting the needs of special food diets, medications, & vaccinations, & working to provide temporary housing for pets. In addition to offering material support, we find that our efforts to help humans care for their companions offer a sense of dignity, comfort, & hope.

A Message from Our Founder

I first recognized a need for assisting pets with homeless humans while working at the Community Assistance Center in Downtown Las Vegas. During my volunteering I fell witness to numerous pets living on the streets with their homeless humans. I further noticed homeless owners sharing their own food with their pets and was compelled to help. Watching that companionship shared by these pets and their owners made me recall a simple phrase, “Home is where your dog is.” Such a simple phrase became the mission of Street Dogz, the non-profit organization that I would establish in 2014. Our mission is to ensure that no pet is surrendered due to a lack of resources on the part of their human. What would originally be an effort to feed the pets of the homeless has grown into so much more allowing for pet food & supplies, spay & neutering, medical treatment, and emergency housing. We are overjoyed by this growth, but are reminded that we cannot do it without the support of our community. I’d like to thank you for taking the time to learn more about the issue we face, and hope that I’ve inspired you to do more.

Cheryl Noori

Founder/CEO, StreetDogz

Humble Beginnings

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In the News

Vegas group Street Dogz changes the life for one man and his 3 pups

“A Facebook post went viral all because of a local man’s plea for help and his pure joy that it arrived. He found himself living on the streets with his three dogs and said he had no hope until the local group Street Dogz stepped in.”

Read more here.

Woman living in storage unit has new home thanks to Street Dogz

“A nonprofit starts out helping a woman with her dogs, but ends up helping her out of homelessness.

Cindy Andrews was living out of a storage unit. When she wasn’t in her unit, she was out on the streets with her three dogs.”

Read more here.

Las Vegas-based organization helps homeless, those in need care for their pets

“A Las Vegas group is helping those less fortunate take care of their pets. Street Dogz focuses on helping dogs and cats, but volunteers also help their human owners find jobs and housing.”

Read more here.

Local non-profit Street Dogz provides free booties for homeless dogs’ paws

It’s estimated there are more than 5,000 homeless living on the streets of the Las Vegas valley.  Many of them are living with pets as they try to brave the summer heat, which is especially tough on their dogs. .”

Read more here.

We have a growing pack of supporters, and we couldn't be more thankful.

Luxury Cares
Ameriprise Financial
Hap-E-Dog Natural Food & Barkery
VCA Black Mountain Animal Hospital
Claire Schulte
Heaven Can Wait Animal Society
Aristocrat Technologies
Vitacost
All American Animal Hospital
Lone Mountain Animal Hospital
Smith's Food and Drug
Lexus of Las Vegas

Dan Rana
HELP of Southern Nevada
Creature Comforts Animal Hospital
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
State of Nevada, Division of Welfare & Supportive Services
Department of Motor Vehicles
Bombas
Shield Storage of Craig Road
Vincent C. Immordino Charitable Foundation

Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas
Rockin 4 Rescues
PAWsitive Difference Pet Rescue
The Animal Foundation
Las Vegas Dog Resort
My Busy Dog
Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation
Boyd Gaming Corp
The Soggy Dog
Dog Supplies Centennial
Compassionate Pet Creamation
The San Diego Foundation

Every Biscuit Counts

From shoes to protect their feet to food for their hungry bellies, Street Dogz will get your stuff to where it's needed.  Click to check out our list of things we currently need and how to get it to us.

Every Hour Needed

Deliveries and events, education and fostering, we are always looking for those that share our passion to take care of our furry friends whose humans are also in need.  Click below for more info.

Every Dollar Matters

As a volunteer-driven organization, you can rest assured that your money is going exactly where we say it is, to serve as many pets as possible throughout the valley. Click below for more info.

Every Biscuit Counts

From shoes to protect their feet to food for their hungry bellies, Street Dogz will get your stuff to where it's needed.  Click to check out our list of things we currently need and how to get it to us.

Every Hour Needed

Deliveries and events, education and fostering, we are always looking for those that share our passion to take care of our furry friends whose humans are also in need.  Click below for more info.

Every Dollar Matters

As a volunteer-driven organization, you can rest assured that your money is going exactly where we say it is, to serve as many pets as possible throughout the valley. Click below for more info.




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