Vehicle Donation Program

Your vehicle helps fund canine medical research focused on issues that affect the health and well-being of Portuguese Water Dogs.

Donating your car is a fast, safe and easy way to support the Portuguese Water Dog Foundation. Make a difference by donating your unwanted vehicle.

If you need help completing the donation form, or you have questions about the vehicle donation process, call 1-866-628-2277 to arrange your donation.

Vehicle Donation Frequently Asked Questions

The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to manage the vehicle donation program.

You may complete the online donation form or call the donation line to donate your vehicle. When the information is complete, it is forwarded to the tow company. They will call you directly to schedule the pick up. At the time of the pick up, the driver will give you a receipt for taking the vehicle. We ask that you give the driver the keys and your appropriately signed title.

Three things are needed.

  1. (1) A clear title, which means a title with your name listed in the owner’s section, without an assignment or transfer to another person. All liens must be released prior to donating the vehicle.
  2. (2) Your car keys.
  3. (3) When you call or fill out our online form, please have the title and current mileage in hand.

No, there is no charge to you for the towing.

Typically, your vehicle will be picked up in 2-4 business days. The towing company will contact you in advance to schedule the pick up.

The IRS allows you to claim a tax deduction of:
a) The value of your vehicle up to $500
b) The amount we sell your vehicle if sold for more than $500

Please consult a tax adviser to determine your tax benefit.

For more detailed information, visit the IRS website.

Vehicles for Charity is owned and operated by arc Thrift Stores, a 501 (C) 3 charity.

The vehicles are taken to an auction and sold to the highest bidder.

100% of the net proceeds are distributed to Non-profits; the majority going to the organization designated by the donor.