Bowlful of Heart 2017-11-13T14:56:49+00:00

The Ottawa Paw Pantry is gearing up to launch its Holiday Pet Food Drive: A Bowlful of Heart. This month long event in December will help us replenish supplies of pet food. Sustained entirely by donations, the Ottawa Paw Pantry provides a lifeline for almost 100 pets in times of need.

When finances are stretched, especially around the holidays, families can be forced to choose between feeding themselves or their pets. In this situation even greatly loved pets are often surrendered to shelters.  Although it is wonderful to provide donations to pet shelters and rescues, we want to help families before they have to make the choice to give up their pets.

Get Involved

While we get ready to officially launch, we continue to look for more places looking to help.

Whether you’re a storefront, or a company who wants to challenge your colleagues, there’s something you can do to get involved! We’ll provide the decorated box and poster for you – all you have to do is give us a shout when your box is full and we’ll be there to pick-it up, just like Santa’s elves.

    • Dog or Cat Food (open bags and slightly expired accepted)


  • Dog or Cat Treats

  • Dog or Cat Toys

Can’t make it to a drop off?

Financial contributions are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional food. Donate online by e-transfer to If you prefer sending a cheque, please email us for our mailing address.

Your donation will help us meet the needs of over a hundred pets.

Any monetary donation is appreciated and your gift could provide:

$50 One month of cat food and litter
$100 Three months of special prescription diet for a large dog
$200 One full year of food and treats for one small dog