Welcome to Arizona Pet Pantry
Arizona Pet Pantry was founded as a way to help limited-resource individuals who are 62 years of age or older fulfill the basic nutritional needs of their companion animals. In addition to providing pet food, our organization will make every effort to help Southern Arizona seniors with other critical areas of pet care, based on need and on availability of resources.
There are a number of life events that can alter our circumstances and leave us unable to thoroughly care for our pets. Reasons may be as varied as economic hardships arising from retirement or lost jobs, divorce, medical costs, medication expenses, insurance fees or a change in living situation. For seniors in particular, a variety of life changes can disrupt our lives, leaving us unable to provide for our beloved animal companions.
Arizona Pet Pantry was created to help seniors who have fallen through the cracks of government assistance programs and who still desperately need help feeding and otherwise caring for their pets. Our objective is to prevent seniors from reaching that devastating, agonizing place where they cannot afford to care for their pets and have no other option but to relinquish them to a shelter. Understandably, seniors are often reluctant to give up their companion animals—not only due to emotional bonds but also because of fears that their pets are unlikely to be adopted due to age and/or health issues and concerns that their pets may not integrate well with the people and other animals in a new home. Our goal is to help keep pets in their loving homes by providing food assistance and other resources.
Arizona Pet Pantry will also assist and work with other non-profits in helping to contribute to our community in other critical areas of need as the situation arises.
We gladly accept pet food, litter, and financial donations, no matter what the size. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible.
To provide support for the care of senior citizens’ pets in Southern Arizona and to support and contribute to overall lasting change in improving animal welfare in the region.
Arizona Pet Pantry Programs
Programs for Seniors
Arizona Pet Pantry works with seniors, to provide food for pets on a short-term basis. If it is determined that there are additional needs for your pet(s), we will refer you to other organizations or agencies for further assistance.
To get started, please fill out the attached application and a representative from Arizona Pet Pantry will contact you within 72 hours. At that time, we will set up a home visit during which we will discuss all of your needs and see how we can help. Proof of spaying and neutering and current vaccinations will be required. If this is not the case, we will refer you to organizations that can assist with this.
Programs with our local Agencies
Arizona Pet Pantry is partnering with other local agencies and organizations that have the ability to mentor, counsel and assist people in their time of need. Our goal is to be an important resource for seniors helping them to keep their pet(s) in their home.
We’re Looking for People to Partner with Us!
Thank you for your interest in partnering with Arizona Pet Pantry. We believe in the strength of community, in partnerships, in building bridges and relationships that help us help one another when times are hard.
We believe that by truly being there for friends, neighbors, and co-workers in times of need we can collectively make a huge, life saving difference, keeping families intact, including the four-legged, finned and feathered members of the family.
You can be the difference that helps companion animals remain in their loving homes instead of being relinquished to shelters because of economic hardship.
Finally, we believe that nothing is impossible when we work together. We hope that you will be part of our mission and support the work of the Arizona Pet Pantry.
Love Our Cause? It’s all Sponsored by People Like You!
We need your help! Arizona Pet Pantry is primarily a donation supported 501c3 nonprofit. Perhaps you or someone you know has been through a rough life event, and you know what a relief it would have been to have a organization to care for your animals while the situation is resolved.
If our mission resonates with you, we would love your support. Remember, all gifts are 100% tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your sacrifice to help protect a pet in need!
Meet Our Board
Arizona Pet Pantry is an opportunity for me to reach out and help keep animals in their homes. I think so many of us would be lost or devastated if our only option would be to give up our pet. I could only imagine that pain.
– Sherry Bouvet, Founder.
Arizona Pet Pantry means that Arizona families will have a much needed resource to keep families together in times of need.
Building a network of volunteers and aid through the Arizona Pet Pantry means more animals will be able to live full and healthy lives while staying with their families.
As a long time animal advocate I’m excited about being part of an organization dedicated to helping all animals.
Our goal is to help families stay together with their pets making it a whole family.