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.

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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
Call 800-677-1116


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.


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


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


The Kibble Konnection
Pet food pantry run by the Humane Society of Kent County.
3077 Wilson Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, MI


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 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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