Supporting Families

At Animal Friends, we know that pets are valued members of the family. We also recognize that many families in our region suffer from food insecurity, and if people are hungry, so are their pets.

Our Chow Wagon Pet Food Bank helps families keep their four-legged family members healthy in their homes by providing them with pet food.

Each month, Chow Wagon distributes over 10,000 pounds of pet food to families through local food pantries, Meals on Wheels programs, and social service agencies.

If you are in need of pet food assistance, please click here to complete a Chow Wagon application. Once your application is received, a member of our team will contact you to match you with a partnering pantry location. If there is no partner pantry in your area, we will help connect you with other resources. 

Please contact our Pet Retention team with any questions.
PetRetention@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org | 412.536.3898

Community Resource Sharing

We know that there are many local organizations working on behalf of people and pets in our community, so we want to partner with you to share our resources and help as many families as possible! By joining our Partner Network, your organization can be eligible to receive donations of pet food and supplies to distribute directly to pets and pet owners in need.

If you work with an animal or human-serving organization in the Greater Pittsburgh area that is interested in receiving pet food through our Chow Wagon Partner Network, please click here to complete an application.

Please contact our Community Resource Coordinator, Liz Moser with any questions.
EMoser@ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org | 412.536.3885