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Pet Pantry Program

We want to ensure that people and pets can remain together, even in the face of a crisis. If you are experiencing difficulty providing food or supplies for your pet, please access our drop in programs or contact us for more information.


Helping families stay together in the face of hardship.

Our Pet Pantry program exists to support pet owners who are in emergency need of pet food and basic supplies due to a personal crisis or financial limitations.

Please note that the program is not intended to be a permanent, ongoing solution for feeding pets for the long term.

Items & Amounts Offered

We try to support pet owners with a one month supply of items including:

  • dog and cat food (dry and wet)
  • small animal food, hay and bedding
  • cat litter
  • treats

NOTE: Please ask if you need other pet supplies. Availability of products depends on our volume of stock.

Pet Pantry Locations

We offer DROP-IN pet pantry programs at both of our animal centres.


Kitchener Waterloo Drop-In

Kitchener Waterloo Animal Centre

250 Riverbend Dr, Kitchener
1 - 4 pm every Tuesday

*Summer months - please head to the back of the parking lot to the Pet Pantry Trailer

*Winter months - please come into the front reception and you'll see signage for the pet pantry in our education room


Stratford Perth Drop-In

Stratford Perth Animal Centre

125 Griffith Rd, Stratford
10 am - 1pm every Friday

*Please enter through the SPAY NEUTER CLINIC reception

Waterloo Region Community Food Bank Partners

We partner to provide pet food to the following community food banks in Waterloo Region:

St John's Kitchen
97 Victoria Street North, Kitchener
(519) 745-8928

The Healing of the Seven Generations
300 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON
(519) 570-9118

Wilmot Family Resource Centre
175 Waterloo Street Unit 1, New Hamburg ON
(519) 772-2731 ext. 203

Stratford Perth Community Food Bank Partners

We partner to provide pet food to the following community food banks in Perth County:

House of Blessing - Stratford
423 Erie St., Stratford, ON
(519) 273-3433

Salvation Army – St Marys
220 Queen St., St Marys
(519) 284-2760

It Takes a Village – Listowel
148 ON-23, Listowel, ON
(519) 418-4651

Support the Pet Pantry Program


Our Pet Pantry Program runs solely on donations. If you'd like to keep people and pets together, please consider a gift today.

Our most needed items are:

  • Monetary donations to support the program (to buy specialty items, shelving, etc)
  • Cat Litter
  • Small animal bedding
  • Small animal food

We appreciate donations, but unfortunately we cannot accept open food.

Purchase a Gift from our Kitchener Waterloo Amazon Wishlist

Are you looking for additional pet support services?

We offer a variety of low-cost veterinary services, including low cost rabies and microchip clinics, and spay neuter services.

Visit each service page to learn more.