Filling four-legged tummies this holiday season

Pet food drives and giveaways to struggling pet owners abound this holiday season as more animal lovers open their hearts and their pantries to support those in need.

If you are able to give this season, there are pet food drives and shelters worth supporting all over the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. If you and your pet are facing tough times, don't despair, there are organizations, businesses and kind people ready to help.

Here are some bulletins that have crossed our transom:


This holiday season Best Friends No More Homeless Pets volunteers and All Things Pawssible Animal Rescue volunteers are collaborating with local businesses in Delaware County to collect pet food for families in need for the second Forever Home Four Legged Food drive in Delaware County. The first food drive was held in June 2009 and over the course of 12 weeks generated 3,000 pounds of donated food for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

Want to volunteer? Contact team leader Nicole Saunders at

Drop locations and hours:

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry

Prospect Hill Baptist Church

703 Lincoln Avenue

Prospect Park, PA 19076

Drop Hours: 8:30 to noon on Tuesdays and on Thursdays from 9am to 4 pm Bark Ave Boutique

37 Coulter Ave

Ardmore PA 19003

Drop Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Saturday 10-7; Wed and Friday 10-9; Sun 12-5

Coastal Carts

90 Randall Ave Suite-D

Woodlyn, PA 19094

Drop Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00- 12:00 Daisy’s Delights

16 E. Hinckley Avenue

Ridley Park, PA 19078

Drop Hours: Mon 12pm - 6pm. Tues- Thurs 10 am- 7pm, Fri and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 12 pm - 5 pm

H. A. Harper Sons, Inc.

2800 Chichester Avenue

Boothwyn, PA 19061

Drop Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm Ridley Park Swim Club

610 Hancock St

Ridley Park, PA 19078

Drop Hours: Sat 12pm - 3pm and Sun 1:30 pm to 3 pm


The National Greyhound Adoption Program in Philadelphia continues to help other non-profit animal rescues. Today through Friday, 64 cat rescue groups will be picking up free cat food which has been donated to our Redonation Program. Pick-ups begin at 11am sharp and will end at approximately 12 noon. We have approximately 10-14 rescues coming in each day with Tuesday, November 29th being the busiest day. The address is:

National Greyhound Adoption Program

10901 Dutton Road

Philadelphia, PA 19154

The National Greyhound Adoption Program is always looking for donations of cat and dog food as well as pet products so we can then pass it along to other groups! For information on our Redonation Program and to see photos of our recent recipients, please click the link below:


Maryland horse owners who are struggling can take advantage of the newly-created hay bank, established by Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue in Mt. Airy, Md.  The hay bank provides 30 days of free hay to needy horse owners. The rescue hopes that it can one day expand the hay bank to Pennsylvania.