Pet Food Assistance

    Pet Pantry Program

    HSSC’s Pet Pantry provides free pet food and supplies for Sarasota County residents in need of temporary assistance in feeding their pets during difficult times. HSSC’s Pet Pantry Program is made possible through generous contributions from our local community and business partners. This valuable service is offered to Sarasota residents and helps hundreds of families each year. On average, 300 pounds of pet food are distributed weekly. Supplies may vary.

    To contribute to the Pet Pantry, please drop your donations off at HSSC's Adoption Center during open hours. We accept unopened dry or wet dog and cat food. All donated items are greatly appreciated.

    Distribution Information

    • Food is distributed during open hours (Check here for hours).
    • Applicants are encouraged to bring some proof of Sarasota County residency when picking up food. However, anyone in between housing or unhoused will not be turned away.
    • HSSC will provide information on low-cost spay/neuter programs, if needed.
    • HSSC reserves the right to limit or deny food assistance.