The Ottawa Paw Pantry relies on community donations to help those in need. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Food Donations

Food donations are at the core of how we operate. Your donation is distributed directly to a furry friend in need of a full belly. We are currently accepting donations of:

  • Dry or wet dog food
  • Dry or wet cat food
  • Dog treats

We accept ANY brand or size of pet food.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to adjust what donations we can accept. Until further notice, we can only redistribute unopened bags of dry cat and dog food/treats and cans to our clients. As always, the expiry date must be visible.

To donate, visit one of our drop off locations and leave your food in the donation bin. If you can’t make it to one of the drop off locations, send us an email at hello@ottawapawpantry.ca to make other arrangements.

View drop-off locations

 

We do not accept pet supplies such as crates, kennels, and beds. There are lots of rescues that need these items, and we can certainly point you in the right direction.

Monetary Donations

Your financial support helps us keep our doors open and provide more food to pets in need.

Make a Monthly Donation

 

Monthly donations generate a consistent and predictable revenue stream. This means we can expand our operations and reduce our waitlist.

Make a One-Time Donation

 

No amount is too small to make a difference!

Donations are securely processed through CanadaHelps.org. All donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt.

Other ways to donate

  • Gift cards to pet stores or stores that sell pet food
  • Canadian Tire money or gift cards
  • E-transfers sent to hello@ottawapawpantry. Password should be Pantry unless otherwise emailed.

Please note: gift cards and email transfers will not receive a tax receipt.

Empties for Paws

Donate your empty beer, wine, and liquor bottles to help Ottawa’s hungry fur bellies. Through the Empties for Paws program, you can help us raise funds for Ottawa’s hungry pets simply by returning your empties.

Return your empties to the Beer Store

You can return your empty cans and bottles directly to the Beer Store. Then, donate your refund by sending an email transfer to hello@ottawapawpantry.ca. Password should be Pantry unless otherwise emailed.

Drop off your Empties

To donate your empties or to sign up as a dropoff location, email outreach@ottawapawpantry.ca.

  • Barrhaven: 1D Vanessa Terrace

  • Gatineau: 31 Rue de L’art-moderne

To sign up as a drop-off location, email outreach@ottawapawpantry.ca.

Organize a Campaign

Throughout the year, we rely on groups and individuals to help us meet the needs of the families served through the Ottawa Paw Pantry. Pet food and bottle drives can be organized among friends, in your community, or at schools, churches and businesses.

If you are interested in organizing a pet food drive or bottle drive in your community, school, church or business, please contact us at outreach@ottawapawpantry.ca.