Pet Food Bank
Seattle Humane's Pet Food Bank collects and distributes pet food donations for pets belonging to low-income seniors, families in crisis, and other community members in need. The program feeds more than 1,900 pets every month with eight tons of donated pet food delivered by volunteers to low-income senior housing complexes, senior centers and food banks.
The Pet Food Bank keeps people and pets together and ensures that seniors who love their animal companions don’t have to choose between feeding their pets and feeding themselves.
Low-income seniors may apply for monthly pet food sending a completed application to [email protected]. For onrvices by see-time emergency assistance or to apply by phone, contact us at (425) 649-7566 or (425) 649-7565.
Low-Income Senior Application (PDF) — please save to your computer and right click to "Add Text"
Donate to the Pet Food Bank
Here are three easy ways to help us feed pets in need:
2. Drop pet food off Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at our facility in Issaquah:
1085 12th Ave NW, Ste D-6
Issaquah, WA 98027
3. Make a monetary donation. (Choose "Pet Food Bank" under "Gift Designation.")
Due to space constraints, Seattle Humane is no longer accepting these donated items:
- Litter pans
- Used cat trees
- Used cat/dog beds
- Dog Houses
- Beneful dog food
- Automatic water/food dispensers
- Carpet/ rugs
- Human clothing
- Small critter supplies includes food, bedding, toys, cages
- Holiday themed pet clothing and treats
- Aquatic supplies includes fish tanks, reptile food, fish food, etc.
Pet Project - Helping Clients with HIV/AIDS and Cancer
Pet Project, an offshoot of the Pet Food Bank, provides services to more than 200 pets belonging to low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. Pet Project matches volunteers one-on-one with clients to help them with their basic pet care needs on a monthly basis and enable clients to keep their pets. All services and supplies are donated or purchased with donated funds.
Pet Project includes free services:
· Pet food and cat litter delivery
· Pet items such as beds, scratching posts
· Basic veterinary care at our quarterly clinics
· Pet care information
Low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS should call (425) 649-7566 to be considered for Pet Project services. Organizations that support people living with HIV/AIDS may also contact us if interested in collaborative efforts or partnerships. At this time, we only accept cancer client referrals from Swedish Cancer Institute and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Pet Project is funded in part by a grant from the Banfield Foundation.
Visiting Pet Friends Program
Through our Visiting Pet Friends program, Seattle Humane volunteers and their certified pets visit hundreds of seniors and people with disabilities in retirement homes and health care facilities throughout King County. Visiting Pet Friends also help preschool and school-aged children learn about safety with animals, responsible pet ownership, and the importance of animal shelters. If you would like to arrange to have a Visiting Pet Friends team visit your facility, please call (425) 373-5385.