Pet Food Assistance Program

The goal of the Pet Food Assistance Program is to prevent pets from ending up in shelters or rescues by offering assistance to individuals or families experiencing financial challenges or hardships. These pets already have a loving family, they just need a little extra help during times of need.

We have limited ability to provide specialty food, but will try our best to accommodate requests. We will also try to help with additional pet items, including cat litter, toys, treats, beds and blankets when supplies are available.

Our Pet Food Assistance Program operates in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Unfortunately we do not offer shipping. If you are not local to these areas, please contact your local food bank or SPCA.

To initiate the process, a request form is required. Please note that the program operates on an appointment-only basis.

Our mission is to ensure pets are receiving basic food needs for a healthy, sustainable life, and to keep pets and families together.

AARCS also distributes thousands of pounds of pet food each year to remote First Nations communities where we provide spay/neuter assistance, and we share resources with other animal welfare agencies providing similar programs.

We have been awarded a generous gift courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, known as the Vodka for Dog People, to aid our valuable community programs that keep pets in their loving homes. With Tito’s support, we can lend a hand to those in need. 💚

For additional information about Tito’s Handmade Vodka, known as the Vodka for Dog People, please visit

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