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Get Help 2017-07-22T20:55:27+00:00

Helping to keep the paws in the family, by filling furry bellies in challenging times.

It is hard to imagine not having enough money to care for your beloved pets, but can you imagine having to choose between feeding yourself and feeding your pet? No one should face the decision of going hungry or having to give up their pets just because they have no resource for pet food.

Pet Food Assistance Program

About the Program

The Ottawa Paw Pantry is a temporary pet food assistance program run entirely by volunteers aimed at providing help through difficult economic times. Please understand that pet food is limited by supply and because we are offering assistance for financial hardship, we ask that you do not take in more pets than you already have.

Food is distributed when donations are available. We do not have a set schedule – we announce the next month’s distribution date on the date of the current month’s date.  We strive to give out food once a month. Please email program@ottawapawpantry.ca to verify what days we will be distributing food or if there are any cancellations or changes in our schedule.

We are providing a service to the community and ask that recipients receive only as much food as they need so that we can help as many needy pet owners as possible.

More Info & Application

Qualifications for Assistance

To qualify for the pet food pantry program those seeking pet food need to be approved by completing the application form. If your family exceeds the income guidelines, please let us know your circumstances. We can review each situation on a case by case basis. Proof of income may be required.