Sometimes we all just need a little help to make ends meet. CHOW, a program for families in need of temporary assistance with pet food, is driven entirely by donations from our community and is available to any family or individual in need of pet food assistance.
To pick up CHOW food:
Adoption Center/Shelter | 1100 NE 192nd Ave: Please arrive at the Animal Admissions door (on the south side of the building). Knock or ring the bell when you arrive, and a member of our staff will assist you.
Individuals not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must wear masks and social distance while picking up food for their pet(s).
ReTails Thrift Store | 5000 E Fourth Plain Blvd: Pet food is available at the checkout counter at ReTails during regular business hours.
Local Food Banks and Food Pantries: HSSW partners with our local food banks and pantries to provide pet food for distribution to their clients. Please inquire directly with your local food pantry for availability.
How many animals can be enrolled from a single household?
While there is no set limit to the number of animals that the program can support in a single household, CHOW is a service provided for family-owned pets and is not intended to feed stray or community pets.
What type/brand of food is provided?
CHOW food comes from many sources including food drives, local pet-food retailers and vendors, and donations from individuals. HSSW is grateful to our community for supporting this important program. Because CHOW distribution is dependent on donations, food supplies can rarely sustain a consistent supply of food of the same brand. Animals dependent on medical or specialty foods (for diabetes, obesity, allergies, etc.) are not well suited for the CHOW program.
For additional questions, please contact:
Community Program Team