Community Involvement

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We’ve supported local pet nonprofits from day one.

We’ve donated over $1.1M in free medical services to 13 Central Texas animal nonprofits.

Our partners promote animal compassion and prevent homelessness. They train support dogs for children, seniors, and veterans. They offer low-cost healthcare. Overall, they love and protect dogs and cats as much as we do.

The free medical care we offer helps them prepares their pets for adoption and a good life with forever families.

As we grow, our giving will grow as well!

We also give back in two other ways:

  1. K-12 education and “vet for a day” hospital visits ignite STEM passion.
  2. Supporting your events! We love to meet the people and pets of Central Texas at neighborhood fundraisers.
Photo by Stephen Spillman/Special to American-Statesman
Firehouse supported the Austin American-Statesman’s Season For Caring campaign for the 5th year in 2021. We donated $10,000 in free medical care for pets whose owners were part of the fundraiser.

10th Annual Austin Humane Society Pup Crawl

Texas Humane Heroes 2021 Chili Cook-off

Folks from all Firehouse hospitals and Firehouse Pet Resort joined together to serve home-cooked chili and meet the people and pets of Cedar Park.

2021 Pulling for Pets

Firehouse supported Emancipet in 2021’s Pulling for Pets. Pet lovers competed to see who could pull Emancipet’s 26,000 lb mobile clinic over 20 feet in the fastest time.

2021 Dachshund Derby

2021 WILCO Fur Ball

2021 Girl Scout Visit To Firehouse Westlake

Dr Mike Lawton toured his daughter’s Girl Scout troop through Firehouse Westlake. We love encouraging young minds to explore the world of science and medicine! Call us if you’d like to give your child’s school or scout group a similar opportunity.

2020 Austin Humane Society Pet Food Pantry Event

2017 Hurricane Harvey Pet Relief Efforts

Annual Civic Events

Our teams have voted to support 3 large civic events: The Buda Lions Club Wiener Dog Races, Austin PRIDE, and APA!’s “Paddle for Puppies.”

Dr Opyt at Kyle shares more about our nonprofit partnerships with CBS “We Are Austin” host in this video.

The Austin PRIDE Festival celebrates Austin’s diversity. Firehouse hosts an “ask the vet” booth and serves as a hydration station for thirsty pups.

The annual Lions Club Buda Wiener Dog Races raise money for student scholarships each April. The Firehouse team serves as race judges, contestant authority, and event veterinarian.

The annual “Paddle for Puppies” event on Lady Bird Lake benefits the Parvo Program at Austin Pets Alive! Firehouse serves as event lifeguards and hosts an “ask the vet” booth.

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