Q. Is there any cost to the program?

A. There is no cost to the program. It is 100% free providing you are approved and accepted into the program.

Q. Who may apply?

A. If you are receiving Food Stamps or are around or below the poverty level you may apply.

Q. Is this available anywhere?

A. The program is available to all citizens of the United States.

Q. My pet is on a special diet; can I get specific food?

A. The pet food available is listed at

Q. How many pets may I receive food for?

A. Each member is assessed individually.

Q. I have applied but have not heard anything yet. When will I be contacted?

A. Due to the thousands of applications received per day, it will take several weeks to receive a response.

Q. How is this program possible?

A. The Pet Food Stamps Program is made possible through individual donations and grants. It is not a Government sponsored program.

Q. Is Pet Food Stamps a legal charity?

A. Pet Food Stamps is an registered NYS, non-profit corporation.

Q. Is my donation tax-deductible.?

A. The Pet Food Stamps program is an approved NYS,  non-profit corporation;(Tax ID # 46-2066625) Tax deductible status, however, takes a few months so donations are retroactively up to 24 months.

Q. I sent an email or left a phone message and was never contacted. Why?

A. We are a small staff and receive a tremendous amount of calls and letters per day and are not able to respond promptly. We ask for your patience.

Q. Do you only provide for dogs and cats?

A. We do provide for some types of small animals and reptiles.

Q. How can I help?

A. The best way is to make a financial contribution here: