Keeping people and their pets together since 1978.

We educate the public about available spay and neutering programs.

Support us by shopping at or donating to Tailwaggers - our benefit shop.

Promoting the welfare of companion animals in Monterey County.

About Us

Since 1978,  Animal Welfare Assistance Group has been keeping Monterey County residents and their pets together. We strive to keep pets out of shelters and rescues and to help their owners keep them in their loving homes. Some of the services we provide are:

  • Loans or grants to economically disadvantaged and responsible pet guardians for veterinary care.
  • Low cost or free spay and neuter for economically disadvantaged pet guardians.
  • Pet food and supplies for financially disadvantaged seniors, disabled veterans, owners of service dogs and others
  • Information on responsible pet care and resources available in Monterey County.
  • Free microchips to area shelters for cats and dogs that have been lost and are reclaimed by their guardians.

To help us with our mission, consider donating to this great organization.

Make a Donation

Animal Welfare Assistance Group relies entirely on your donations – we do not receive government funding and are not affiliated with other organizations.  Your donations go to help your friends and neighbors in Monterey County. Make a tax-deductible donation today!

Tailwaggers Benefit Shop

Visit our Benefit Store

206 17th Street, Pacific Grove, CA
(831) 372-1650

Tailwaggers Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM, Closed Sundays

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From Laura and Wally in Pacific Grove

Dear precious people at Animal Welfare Assistance Group. I just want to thank you again so very much for helping me financially when my cat “Sunny” was dying of cancer (in February and March 2012). I love you all so much. I loved my cat just as much as my husband,...

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