In response to the increasing concern regarding COVID-19, Humane Society Silicon Valley has made the decision to make temporary changes to some of our services and suspend some of our public programs. These proactive measures are being taken in an effort to keep our staff, volunteers, and customers safe, follow recommendations by local and public health officials, and utilize our staff, volunteers and supplies for the highest life saving impact. Learn more about these changes.


Humane Society Silicon Valley’s Pet Pantry program aims to keep pets in their homes and ensure that no pets are surrendered to local shelters because their guardians cannot afford to feed them. Pet Pantry supports the community by providing food to pet guardians who cannot afford to feed their pets. Frequently, these pets are given up simply because the guardian has lost his/her job and can no longer provide the food that the pet needs.


Are you experiencing financial hardship and in need of pet food?

To qualify for Pet Pantry assistance, you must be able to show proof that your pet is spayed/neutered at the time of submitting your application. If your pet is not spayed/neutered, a spay/neuter appointment will be arranged when your application is reviewed.

Pet Pantry is available to all residents of Santa Clara county experiencing financial hardship. Pet Pantry food is distributed from our Animal Community Center located at 901 Ames Avenue in Milpitas between the following hours:

  • Sunday: 12pm-2pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm-2pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm-2pm

Pet Pantry assistance is offered every 30 days based on availability. Prescription diets are not available. Supply is based on donations and will vary month to month. Participants in the Pet Pantry program must not acquire additional pets while receiving assistance. Addition of another pet to your home while accepting Pet Pantry assistance will result in removal from the program. You must bring photo identification to each food pick up. Pick up outside of the above hours is not permitted. Applicants must renew for applications for assistance, annually.

Apply to the Program

If you would like to be a part of our Pet Pantry Program, please fill out the online application. We will get back to you within 72 hours on next steps.

If you need help or would like more information about our Pet Pantry Program, please contact us.


Donate to the Program

Learn more about how you can donate to our Pet Pantry and help with this program.