Pet Food Pantries

If you are struggling to buy pet food for your dog, you may be able to get assistance in your area. Tough times can be temporary and with some assistance, a GSD owner can often find a way to keep their GSD in their home. Pet Food Pantries can provide that assistance.

We’ve put together a list of some food Pet Food Pantries operating throughout New England. If you plan to visit one, we strongly recommend you go to the pantry website or call the pantry before your go to find out their requirements and to make sure they have enough food in stock.

If none of the pantries on this list is close to where you live, try contacting your local Animal Shelter. They may have food that was donated to them that they aren’t using. Another option is to try your local human Food Pantry. They may get pet food donated on occasion, and if they know the need is out there, they may start soliciting for pet food donations.

If you know of a pantry not on our list, please let us know and we will gladly add it.

If you are fortunate not to need assistance, consider donating some pet food to a pantry in the name of your GSD. If you need help locating one, contact us at and we’ll help you find a needy pantry.



The 2011 MSPCA Pet Food Pantry List is now available at. The MSPCA’s list is a compilation of more than 60 food pantries throughout Massachusetts willing to accept and distribute pet food to those in need.


Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

The MSSPA posts and maintains a list of pet food pantries operating throughout the state.

New Hampshire

Cocheco Valley Humane Society, Dover NH 03820

CVHS offers a food assistance program for residents in our service area who are challenged to meet the nutritional needs of their dog or cat due to financial burden.

Concord-Merrimack County SPCA, Penacook, NH 03303

One of the services offered by the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA is a Pet Food Program. Pet owners who need temporary assistance with feeding their pets may stop by the shelter and they will be given the appropriate amount of food for their pets. During food distribution pet owners will be asked a few simple questions to be sure we are helping those who are in need of this program.

Manchester Animal Shelter, Manchester, NH 03102

Due to the struggling economy, the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter has established a Pet Food Pantry for those pet owners in need. FMAS is hoping, that by coming to the aid of these pet owners, they will be able to keep their beloved pets instead of finding them a new home, surrendering to a shelter or abandoning them. To be eligible for this program, owners must be low income (no proof will be needed) and the pets must be spayed or neutered. If your pets are not altered, we will arrange low cost spay/neuter for your pet.

New Hampshire Humane Society, Laconia, NH 03246

The Pet Food Pantry is an ongoing program created to provide dog and cat food to families and individuals in need of assistance. Please contact: Darlene at to register.


The Connecticut Humane Society, Newington, CT 06111

The Pet Food Pantry Program is operating out of the Newington shelter for people in financial need. The goal is to provide people with quality pet food so they don’t have to choose between feeding their family and feeding their pet.

Milford Animal Control, Milford, CT 06460

Free Pet Food Bank - Vouchers for Rabies Vaccines are available to Milford pet owners who cannot afford to inoculate their pets. Any Milford resident who utilizes the Pet Food Bank at the Milford Animal Shelter may receive a voucher for a rabies shot or booster.

Pet Partners of the Tri-State Berkshires, Berkshires, CT

Pet Partners distributes free pet food, provides partial financial assistance for required veterinary care, and offers reduced rate spay/neuters. Pet Food is distributed at the following locations:
- Owls Kitchen, 80 Sharon Rd, .Lakeville CT 06039
- The Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, North Canaan Congregational Church, East Canaan, CT 06018
- Sharon Town Hall, Sharon, CT 06069

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, New Haven, CT 06511

Pet food pantry (Thunder’s Pantry), run in conjunction with the weekly food pantry, that distributes dog and cat food items as available at no cost to DESK, thanks to the support of volunteers and anonymous donors

North Canton, Connecticut 06019

Dogology is pleased to offer a no-cost Pet Food Pantry to anyone from the community that needs high quality, nutritious food for their dogs or cats. 

Rhode Island

Maggie’s Pet Pantry, 51 Buttonwoods Road, Richmond, Rhode Island


The Pet Food Pantry is adjacent to the Richmond Animal Shelter. If you need assistance or other information such as volunteer information you can reach the pantry via its e-mail,

Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island

The Animal Rescue League operates a pet food pantry in collaboration with The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale.


Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf - Burlington, VT 05401

Free Pet Food Assistance

Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets, Essex Junction, Vermont 05452

Lucy's House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets, Inc. provides free pet food for dogs and cats to low and moderate households with an emphasis on homes with children or adults with disabilities, the elderly, and people recently unemployed. Please contact us if you need support.

Search by State

The following sites enable you to search for pet food pantries by state. Be sure to contact the food pantry prior to your visit to ensure they have food available.

Pikes Peak Pantry

Pet Assistance Network



Many thanks to our friends at CoPal ( for their work with the pet food pantries of the North Shore and Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts.

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