Community Pop-Ups

Stay tuned for additional 2024 Pop-Up dates! Our services are designed to remove barriers to veterinary care in specific communities: Humboldt Park and South Shore.

At our pop-ups, we provide:

  • Free Rabies and Distemper vaccinations by a veterinarian
    • Rabies 12 weeks of age and older
    • Distemper 6 weeks of age and older
  • Free microchipping
  • Help with pet care, leashes, and pet food, while supplies last

Pet owners must keep dogs on a leash and cats must be in carriers.

We reserve the right to deny services if an animal can not be safely handled.

These events don’t take pre-registration! It’s all first-come, first-served. We reserve the right to prioritize patients from the neighborhood zip codes.

Pet Wellness Day with One Tail at a Time Pet Mutual Aid
Serving Zip Codes: 60651, 60639, 60644, 60624

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.
While supplies last

The Bloc
1345 N. Karlov Ave.
Chicago IL 60651

Sponsored by One Tail at a Time, The Bloc, Cook County, & Merrick

Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic
Serving Zip Codes: 60630, 60625, 60659, 60639

Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.
First 100 pets or while supplies last

5151 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago IL 60630
Located at the Chicago Police Department, ID is not required for free services.

Sponsored by Chicago Police Department, Cook County, and Purina

Summer 2023 Community Impact

This summer, we hosted four community pop-ups in the communities of South Shore and Humboldt Park. By the end of the summer, we served over 450 dogs and over 150 cats! We distributed 3,000 pounds of dog and cat food and provided over 300 microchips to pets in the community!

This incredible achievement would not have been possible without the support of our dedicated volunteers, generous sponsors, and the incredible communities we serve.


Want to help us expand access to vet care? Volunteer for one of our pop-up clinics or learn about additional ways to give.

Partners & TNR

We’re thrilled to continue our mission at the Veterinary Wellness Center through our work in the community. The VWC offers competitive, discounted pricing for Trap/Neuter/Return, animal rescue organizations, and other community partners.

For partner and TNR pricing, contact us!

Thank you to our partners for making these events possible: