Animal Services & Resources : Low Income & Senior Services

Community Services


Pet Food Bank
Seattle Humane Society's Pet Food Bank collects pet food donations for the pets of low-income community members. Our outreach program feeds more than 1,900 pets every month with eight tons of donated pet food that is delivered to local senior centers, low-income housing complexes, food banks and homes.

Income-qualified seniors may receive monthly pet food from the Pet Food Bank. For those who do not qualify for ongoing assistance, we offer a one-time emergency supply of pet food. Low-income persons disabled by HIV/AIDS, please see details on our Pet Project program below.

Low-income seniors may apply for monthly pet food services by sending a completed application to For one-time emergency assistance or to apply by phone, contact us at (425) 649-7566.


Help fill the pet food bankDonate to the Pet Food Bank
Five easy ways to help us feed pets in need:

  1. Donate pet food at any King County Safeway store. Just look for our Holiday Pet Food Drive barrel and drop in a bag or can!
  2. Donate pet food through our Wish List at (Please send your receipt to
  3. Drop pet food off at the shelter at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue anytime.
  4. Donate at a barrel buddy store that collects pet food on our behalf. Find a store near you.
  5. Make a monetary donation. (Choose "Pet Food Bank" under "Gift Designation.")

Pet Project - Helping Clients with HIV/AIDS
Pet Project, an offshoot of the Pet Food Bank, provides services to more than 200 pets belonging to individuals disabled by HIV/AIDS. 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 bi-monthly clinics
  • Pet care information

Individuals disabled by HIV/AIDS should call (425) 649-7566 to be considered for Pet Project services. Organizations that support people disabled by HIV/AIDS may also contact us if interested in collaborative efforts or partnerships. Pet Project is funded in part by a grant from the Pride Foundation.


Visiting Pet Friends ProgramVisiting Pet Friends

Through our Visiting Pet Friends program, Seattle Humane Society volunteers and their certified pets visit hundreds of seniors and people with disabilities in retirement homes and health care facilities throughout King County. If you would like to arrange to have a Visiting Pet Friends team visit your facility, please call (425) 649-7566.




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