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The Dubuque Regional Humane Society (DRHS) continually strives to find new and innovative ways to keep pets with their families. Financial difficulties due to job loss or a change in family status are among the top reasons why owners surrender pets to the DRHS. To fulfill our mission to keep pets in their home, we’ve established a Pet Pantry to temporarily assist families in need. We are delighted to carry forward the generosity of the tri-state community to help animals and families in need.

If you would like more information about the Pet Pantry, please contact us here.

How Can I Help?

We welcome, perferrably unopened, bags or cans of dog food, cat food, and kitty litter. Items can be dropped off at the DRHS during our open hours of operation.

How Can I Sign Up?

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please review the qualifications below, then fill out our Pet Pantry Application here.

Pet Pantry Qualifications

In order to qualify for assistance from the DRHS Pet Pantry you/your pet must:

  • Live in the tri-state area

  • Provide photo I.D. with current address and a working phone number

  • Own the pet for a minimum of three months

  • Pets must live in the home

  • Excludes farm cats, stray cats and community cats


Please keep in mind that no pets can be added after your application is submitted. Assistance is limited to 100 pounds of dog food, 40 pounds of cat litter and 25 pounds of cat food per month and each applicant is eligible for a maximum of 90 calendar days, each year. The DRHS reserves the right to do a home inspection, deny an application for any reason and discontinue service for any reason. Selling food, trading food or lying about pets will result in immediate and permanent removal from the program.

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