The Pet Food Stamps program, a registered NY State 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation available throughout the United States, has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet food. In these rough economic times, many pet owners are forced to abandon their beloved pet to the ASPCA, North Shore Animal League or other animal shelters due to the inability to pay for their basic food supply and care. There are over 50 million Americans who currently receive Food Stamps, many with dogs or cats, who simply cannot afford to feed their animals, and these cherished companions are dropped off at animal shelters where they will most likely be put to sleep. Many people are also forced to choose between feeding their pets or themselves. A recent New York Times article states that “animal shelters have reported a steep rise in the number of cats and dogs being surrendered as owners face unemployment, home foreclosures, evictions and other financial hardships.” As more families struggle with difficult choices like paying the rent or buying food, some have to choose between keeping their pet and putting food on the table.. Seven million pets are surrendered to shelters each year due to the inability of pet parents to pay for food, with four million of those pets put to sleep. The Pet Food Stamps program aims to eliminate the needless death of these loving pets and keep families together.
The Pet Food Stamps program is not a government program and exclusively funds its operation from donations from individuals, business and foundation grants. We are able to eliminate the heart-wrenching decision of surrendering a pet by making sure these pet owners are given free home deliveries of Pet Food to maintain the health, vitality and companionship of their pets.
(Due to the tremendous amount of applications we receive, there will be an extended wait to receive a response after creating your account. We ask for your patience)
To become a member of Pet Food Stamps you must be receiving some type of Public Assistance such as: Food Stamps, Welfare or Social Security (if this is your only form of income and places you under the Federal poverty level for income).
To enroll in the program, simply fill out the application above by clicking on ‘Sign-up’ and create an account and profile for yourself and your pet.
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently underfunded to handle all charity requests received. As funding increases more applicants will be enrolled.
Pet Food Stamps also offers a ‘Pet Services Classifieds‘ section allowing you to post advertisements and also to find: dog walkers, pet sitters, animal trainers, boarding, grooming services and Vet services across the United States. There is a $15 fee to post for 30 days and this helps cover the cost of the Pet Food Stamps program.
Donors to the program are also able to join the ‘Pet Social Network‘ which will allow you to see photos, videos and stories of the pet your donation is going to feed. It takes a few weeks to enroll in this program and is currently in Beta.
The PFS Pet Social Network:
www.PetSocialNetwork.org is a community dedicated to pets and the people that love them. It is open to the World. Revenue from the site is used to fund the Pet Food Stamps program. Opening toward the end of Fall 2013, The Pet Social Network experience will be second to none and a treat for pet owners and their pets. Sign up @ www.PetSocialNetwork.org
Members of the Pet Food Stamps program will have a private profile on the PFS website but may still join the Pet Social Network and enjoy all the features it will have to offer.
Once you are a verified and approved member of the Pet Food Stamps program, our staff will transmit your pet food order to www.PetFlow.com, based on the amount awarded with your application approval and your pets’ needs.
PetFlow.com is an independent online retailer and has been chosen as the exclusive provider of pet food for the Pet Food Stamps program. PetFlow carries approximately 200 brands of pet products and has been chosen based on their ability to offer discounted pricing and free shipping, direct to home.
PLEASE NOTE: Pet Flow only processes orders once Pet Food Stamps provides them the applicant information & payment. They have no information regarding the program or your account or status. All questions should only be directed to PFS.
If you are not a member of the Pet Food Stamps program,www.PetFlow.com offers $10 off any $40+ scheduled order with code PFS, plus free shipping on any delivery schedule over $49+ (after discount). You can choose to have your pet’s food delivered from every 2 weeks to every 16 weeks and can change, cancel or edit your upcoming deliveries at any time.
If you are receiving Public Assistance and would like to apply for Pet Food Stamps, please click HERE
This Is A Private, Non-Government Program And We Rely Exclusively On Donations To Fund The Program.
If you would like to help the program by making a secure donation, please click HERE