Friends of Pets

P.O. Box 240981, Anchorage, AK 99524-0981
Info Center (907) 562-2535 -
Friends of Pets is a 501(c)(3) organization, staffed
entirely by volunteers and supported by donations.
Tax ID #94-3095459

Programs & Services

Intervention, Prevention, Education...
Friends of Pets' main programs support our mission of advocacy and compassion for animals in need.



Diamond Animal Hospital & Emergency Services
2545 E. Tudor Rd.
24 Hours
(907) 562-8384

Pet Emergency Treatment
2320 E. Dowling Rd.
24 Hours
(907) 274-5636

ASPCA Poison Control
24 Hours
(888) 426-4435





Rescue, Foster & Adoption

Friends of Pets was formed as a voice for the animals at Anchorage Animal Care & Control Center, and this remains our rescue focus. As an AACCC rescue partner, we are generally asked to rescue those animals which by municipal ordinance cannot otherwise be adopted directly to the public, usually because they are ill or injured. We also assist in cases of abuse and neglect. Our donors provide the critical financial support to heal and rehabilitate these pets for a second chance at a loving lifetime home.In addition, our rescue program also maintains a small group of long-term fosters and sanctuary animals whose prospects for adoption are limited, but for whom euthanasia is not recommended. Another aspect of our rescue program is the Safe Haven program, a partnership with Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (AWAIC), in which pets impacted by domestic violence can are assured a safe temporary home when their owner enters the AWAIC shelter.


Spay/Neuter Assistance

For more info on spay and neuter,
read our free brochure
"A Million Reasons"
or share it with a friend!

Are you unable to afford the cost of spay/neuter for your pets? Residents of the Municipality of Anchorage area may apply for a $60 coupon good for a spay or neuter surgery at any Alaska veterinary clinic. Here's how:

1. Complete this request form.

2. Send the form along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Friends of Pets
P.O. Box 240981
Anchorage, AK 99524-0981

3. You MUST include the self-addressed stamped envelope!

4. Schedule the surgery after you receive the coupon, so that the surgery can be completed before the coupon expires. Click here for full coupon instructions. Ask for our list of Anchorage area spay/neuter prices! 


Education & Outreach

Friends of Pets provides information to pet owners, educational outreach to schools and community groups, and maintains a call center for public information. We participate in many community events to reach pets and their families. We provide information on pet behavior and problem solving. We have been recognized for excellence in the Anchorage School District School-Business Partnership program. Along with the Anchorage Public Libraries and the Alaska Center for the Book, we are a major sponsor of the Reading Rendezvous / Be Kind to Animals event to support the Summer Reading Program, We publish the Whiskers & Tales newsletter quarterly with agency news and information.