Pet Food Pantry

Watauga Humane Society understands that financial difficulties can make it hard to cover costs, including pet food, and that with a little assistance, families can often find a way to keep their pets in their own home!

Our Pet Food Pantry has been set up to assist Watauga County residents and exists on generous donations from the community. Because we want to be able to help as many pets and their families as possible, the program is intended to supplement your supply of pet food and not to be the only source of food for pets. We cannot guarantee that food is always available or that pet owners will have their choice of pet food brands.

Eligibility for WHS Pet Food Pantry

Pet owners must provide:

  • A voucher from Watauga Hunger and Health Coalition
  • Proper identification that matches the name on the voucher
  • Written evidence from a vet that the pet(s) have been spayed or neutered (fixed) or is scheduled for spay/neuter surgery (low cost spay/neuter assistance is available)

Pet Food Pantry Participants:

  • Are eligible for food once a month for a maximum of 6 months (to be reviewed after that time)
  • Cannot add any additional animals to the household during that 6 month period


Donations to the pantry of full or partial bags of pet food, of any kind, are accepted at the Watauga Humane Society Adoption and Education Center, located at 312 Paws Way, Boone, NC 28607.

Financial donations to the Pet Food Pantry are accepted through the donate area of our website.

You can also send a check/money order via postal mail to our mailbox, PO Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607. Please mark the memo line of your check “Pet Food Pantry” to be sure it is credited properly.

Food Pickup Days

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday