pet food pantry

Best Friends pet food pantry

One critical step in helping to make Utah a no-kill state is providing residents with resources so they can avoid relinquishing their pets to shelters. In January of 2014, we opened a pet food pantry at the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City.

The pet food pantry provides high-quality pet food to the pets of low-income residents. To receive pet food from the pantry, Utah residents must show proof of low-income (food stamp card, Medicaid card or proof of participation in a low-income assistance program). Due to high demand, qualifying low-income Utah residents who have pets may receive pet food once per quarter. Please note that we rely on donations to fill orders, which means our food levels vary.  If available, we do attempt to accommodate one-time emergency requests.

Pet food pantry information:
Address: 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Hours: By request only. Click here for the form to make an official request. Note that due to high demand, we are only able to fulfill repeat requests once per quarter.
Phone: 801-574-2445

How you can help

The Best Friends pet food pantry not only fills bellies, it helps to save lives by providing families with what they need to keep their pets at home and out of shelters. The pet food pantry relies completely on donations. You can help keep the pantry stocked by donating cat and dog food!

To ensure the health of the pets who benefit from this program, we request donations of high-quality cat and dog food. 
Click here to order from our Amazon Charity Wish List and have your donation shipped directly to the pantry. Or, drop your donation by our Lifesaving Center during our regular hours. Scroll down for the address and hours. 

These are brands we recommend donating, however, we accept any brand of pet food:

Blue Buffalo
Kirkland (available at Costco)
Natural Balance
Natures Domain (available at Costco)
Newman’s Own
Purina ONE
Simply Nourish

Please drop off or mail your pet food donations to:
Best Friends Lifesaving Center
2005 S 1100 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Hours: 11am to 7pm, seven days a week