Pet Pantry &
Food Banks

We want to ensure that people and pets can remain together, even in the face of a crisis. 

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.  

How to Access Food and Supplies

We now offer DROP-IN pet pantry programs at two locations:

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 Animal Centre - 125 Griffith Rd, Stratford
10 am - 1pm every Friday
*Please enter through the SPAY NEUTER CLINIC reception 

Items we offer

We support pet owners with items including:

- cat food (dry and wet)
- dog food (dry and wet)
- small animal food
- cat litter
-small animal bedding
- treats

NOTE: availability of products depends on our volume of stock.  We try to accommodate brand requests but we may not have your specific brand at the moment. We may run out of certain items depending on demand, but work hard to keep stock available. If you are looking for any other supplies, please ask and we can let you know if we have anything available. We do not keep a stock or hand out veterinary diets, as this is prescription based. 

amount we offer

We ask that you try to access the program once per month.  We will give you a one month supply roughly. Of course if you have an emergency need before that time, please drop in. 

Have a question?

Please contact us directly! 
Phone: 226-220-7885



Support Pet Pantry

Looking to help support our Pet Pantry program and help out pets in your community? We are always looking for donations! Check out our Amazon Wishlists below. They are updated with what we need most and the products get sent directly to us! 

Kitchener Pet Pantry Wishlist

Stratford Pet Pantry Wishlist

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, expired, or near expired (within 1 month) items.



Our Partners


It Takes a Village – Listowel

148 ON-23, Listowel, ON

(519) 418-4651

Salvation Army – St Marys 

220 Queen St., St Marys

(519) 284-2760

House of Blessing - Stratford

423 Erie St., Stratford, ON

(519) 273-3433

Wilmot Family Resource Centre

175 Waterloo Street Unit 1, New Hamburg ON

(519) 772-2731 ext. 203 

The Healing of the Seven Generations

300 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON 

(519) 570-9118 


St John's Kitchen

97 Victoria Street North, Kitchener

(519) 745-8928

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of our Emergency Pet Food Banks.


City of Kitchener Logo  City of Waterloo logo             Habitat for Humanity logo       
Mobile Storage Rentals logo          Normerica Intl Corp logo                   Rens Pets logo