Downeast Dog News

Maine Pet Pantries

Nov 01, 2018

If you find yourself in tough times and struggling to feed your pets there are people out there that can help you! The following is a list of some of the pet food pantries available in Maine. Each pantry may provide different products and/or services. Please check with the individual pantries for more info. and to confirm their hours/requirements. We have done our best to provide an up to date list but sometimes things change. If you run a pet food pantry and would like to be added to our list for the future please contact


AniMeals for Seniors

Spectrum Generations runs an AniMeal program in conjunction with the Meals on Wheels program for seniors. Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Muskie Center in Waterville, Skowhegan, Hallowell and Damariscotta.

FMI: Lynda Johnson, 207-626-7777 or


Androscoggin County

Greater Androscoggin Humane Society

55 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston


Every Tuesday, 9 – 11 a.m.


Aroostook County

Houlton Humane Society

263 Callaghan Road, Houlton


Tues – Sat, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Call ahead for pet pantry assistance.


Southern Aroostook Food Pantry

434 Callaghan Road, Houlton


Every other week, Thurs & Fri, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Cumberland County

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

217 Landing Road, Westbrook


Tues: 1 - 3 p.m. and Sun: 1 - 4 p.m.


Camp Bow Wow

49 Blueberry Road, Portland


M-F: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Sun: 7:30 -10 a.m. and 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Call to check supply levels


No Bowl Empty Pet Food Pantry

238 Old Alfred Rd, E. Waterboro


By appointment. Please call ahead.


Town of Standish Animal Control (Town Hall)

175 Northeast Rd, Standish


Mon. – Thurs. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Call to check supply levels


Steep Falls Library

1128 Pequawket Trl, Steep Falls


Mon. & Tues. 9:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.


Midcoast Humane

30 Range Road, Brunswick


Sun., Mon., Tues. & Thurs 12 - 4 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 12 - 6 p.m.

Call to check supply levels


Hancock County

Bar Harbor Food Pantry

36 Mount Desert St in the YMCA basement.


Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & Thursdays 4 - 6 p.m.

Call to check supply levels


Hardy’s Friends

Non-profit organization, helps pet owners in need in the towns of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor. Provides dog and cat food, litter, basic flea and tick protection and veterinary assistance.

FMI: or 963-7444


Deer Isle-Island Food Pantry

Island Community Center-lower level

6 Memorial Lane, Stonington

Kathy 348-6181

Thursdays (with the exception of the occasional fifth Thursday), 5:30 - 7 p.m.


SPCA Hancock County

141 Bar Harbor Rd., Trenton


Thurs - Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Call to check supply levels


Kennebec County

Amy Buxton Pet Pantry

South Parish UCC

9 Church St, Augusta


2nd and 4th Saturday of each month

8 - 9 a.m. Apr. – Sept., 9 - 10 a.m. Oct. – Mar.


Knox County

Penobscot Pet Pantry

American Legion

Corner of John & Pearl, Camden


First Thursday of the month 1 p.m.

Application form required.


Lincoln County

Midcoast Humane

27 Atlantic Highway, Edgecomb


Every day except Wed. & Sun. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Call ahead for pet food pantry assistance.


Penobscot County

Furry Friends Food Bank

Available through the Eastern Area Agency on Aging in Washington, Penobscot, Hancock and Piscataquis Counties. Services for low income seniors and their companion animals. People must be enrolled with EAAA.

Call 941-2865 or 800-432-7812.


Bangor Humane Society

693 Mount Hope Ave, Bangor


12 - 6 p.m. M-F, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat

Mostly dog and cat food/litter; supplies vary, call first.


Waldo County

Waldo County Pet Food Panty


34 Field Street, Belfast

3rd Saturday of every month, open at 12:30 p.m.

In case of emergency 322-3237


York County

The Corner Cupboard

Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church

5 Lebanon St., Sanford


Open the third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.