Houston Humane Society's Pet Pantry supports Houston residents in caring for their pets by providing free pet food and supplies. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the Houston community causing pet owners to experience financial difficulties. Via the creation of our Pet Resources programs, we keep pets and families together.
The Pet Resources program provides assistance to the community in multiple ways: public Pet Pantry events across the Greater Houston area, an application-based Monthly Assistance Program, New Home New Start, Fix Felix and Friends For Free, and assisting those who are experiencing homelessness.
In order to help as many pets as possible, Houston Humane Society partners with local organizations and officials to bring pet food to the community in Houston at various locations. Please click the button below to see the upcoming dates and locations of our Pet Pantry events.
Once you arrive at a Pet Pantry location, please remain in your car and form a line. A staff/volunteer will provide a registration form for you to complete. The form will be picked up as you proceed in line and the pet food will be placed in the trunk of your car.
Our pet food will be provided on a first come first serve basis and distributed until supply is depleted. Note: some Pet Pantry events are busier than others, thus we may run out of food before the stated end time. Additionally, some events are combined with other services such as Food Banks, Vaccine Clinics, etc., and may affect the usual distribution process and lines.
To print the obligatory Pet Pantry form and fill it out in advance, please click here to download.
To further assist people in need, Houston Humane Society’s Pet Pantry has created a Monthly Assistance Program for those that require a more long-term solution in feeding their animals. Our goal is to increase the ability of pet owners to keep pets at home and off the streets by providing free pet food. With this temporary assistance, Houston Humane Society helps pets and their families stay together which would otherwise not be possible.
Proof of income verification or enrollment in a government assistance program is required. Accepted applicants can receive free pet food once a month for up to 6 months. To qualify, all dogs and cats in the household must be spayed/neutered. Note: if accepted into the 6-month assistance program, we do not recommend the addition of more pets into the household and ask to be notified if a new addition occurs. To apply, please fill out the application below.
The Pet Resources Programs are intended to supplement the needs of your pets. Voluntary participation in any of our programs releases the Houston Humane Society (HHS) from all liability. These programs may not provide an entire month's worth of food nor are they meant to support pets permanently. HHS is not responsible for the complete care of the owner's pets. HHS operates completely on a donation basis; therefore specific food types, brands, and supplies are not guaranteed. HHS reserves the right to refuse assistance to anyone.
I'm appreciative of the help that the Houston Humane Society is giving in providing food for my adorable pets.
Buen trabajo que están haciendo aquí en la labor para los animalitos. Que también son animales y necesitan su alimentación. Y que bueno que empezaron a dar esto desde una buena hora. Gracias.