Resources for Pet Owners on Tight Budgets

Organizations and pet food banks offer support for struggling pet owners.

In many communities, there are shelter and rescue organizations dedicated to distributing pet food, and some traditional food banks also serve pet owners.

Help expand our list! To submit additional pet food banks for consideration, e-mail us.

Nationwide

Meals on Wheels’ We All Love Our Pets (WALOP)
National initiative that seeks to unite Meals On Wheels programs across the country in their efforts to keep seniors and their pets nourished.
Locator tool at www.eldercare.gov
Call 800-677-1116

California

Friends of Lake Forest Animals and South County Outreach
Pet food bank for dogs, cats, birds.
26776 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA
Call 949-722-1511

The Pet Food Bank
Supplies pet food to no-kill animal rescues in Southern California and Mexico; primarily cat and dog, also hamster, bunny, and reptile food on occasion. Based on referrals.
E-mail woof@thepetfoodbank.com

Georgia

Save Our Pets Food Bank
Food for cats, dogs, horses.
150 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA
Call 404-872-7708

Maryland

Frederick County Humane Society
Dog and cat food, cat litter, for people who cannot afford to feed their pets due to a financial hardship. There are no eligibility requirements.
217 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD
Call 301-694-8300

Michigan

The Kibble Konnection
Pet food pantry run by the Humane Society of Kent County.
3077 Wilson Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
E-mail Kibblekonnection@aol.com

Nevada

Nevada Humane Society Pet Food Assistance Program
Dog, cat food available on a once-a-month basis. Animals must be spayed or neutered in order to qualify, however if someone needs assistance and doesn’t have their pets fixed, NHS offers resources to help find low-cost options.
2825 Longley Lane Suite B, Reno, NV
Call 775-856-2000 ext. 302

New Hampshire

Manchester Animal Shelter
Pet owners must be low-income; pets must be spayed or neutered.
490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH
Call 603-628-3544

North Carolina

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Joint pet food drive to feed the animals of needy pet owners. Proof of need requested.
8315 Byrum Drive, Charlotte, NC
Call 704-336-3786

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter
Pet food bank launched as part of an effort to reduce surrenders, pet euthanasia.
2811 SE 29th St., Oklahoma City, OK
Call 405-297-3100


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skiw9748   Hartford, AL

12/3/2012 7:52:26 AM

This good to know, but they dont have meals on wheels in Alabama yet . The cost these day for heartworm meds checkup's and shot's, is way to high, Dog food is to, thats why the pounds are full. I Took my dog to have her spayed vet told me 143.00, a hour after I left, called me said I need to do a blood test make sure she's alright, I said ok, he said that will be 42.00 a few mre minutes went by called again said we need to do heart worm check, I said she doesn't have heartworms well we need to check and that's 20.00 I got her home nothing for pain no shot nothing, she was in pain alnight, next day I went after pain meds he said no charge ! A month later I went back in for heart worm meds I got billed for the pain pills he said dont worry about 25.00. To have her spayed cost me 250.00 ! To much outragus !!!!!!!!!

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Connie   Somerville, New Jersey

10/9/2012 6:05:56 PM

All I want to say is THANK YOU!!!

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Robin   Lewes, DE

10/12/2011 8:26:42 AM

No assistance in DE I see?!!?

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Marsha   Spartanburg, SC

9/22/2011 9:24:43 PM

Sure wish there was assistance in Spartanburg SC. I'm waiting on my disability to be approved and am avid about making sure my dog has the best care. I do go to our local shelter, which does give discounts to people like me, but it's still hard sometimes to come up with the money for monthly heartworm meds, check ups, and shots.

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