How do I know if I qualify to receive pet food?
We serve low-income elderly people, living all alone. If your income is below the Federal Poverty Guidelines (approximately $940 a month) and you are over 70 years old, and you live all one with no family to help you - then you may qualify. Our services are designed to help those who are most vulnerable who have no one in their life, except their pet.
If I do qualify, how long do I have to wait before I get some pet food?
It normally takes about a month to go through the application process, that includes: income verification and your consent on our Participation Waiver.
Where do you deliver food? What's your geographic area that you cover?
Currently, we are only able to serve low income elderly housing facilities located within Baltimore County and Harford County in Maryland.
Where does the pet food come from?
Nearly all the food is donated from local businesses or individuals who want to help.
What kind of food donations do you accept? Do you accept things other than food?
We accept unopened bags of dog and cat food and treats. We also accept canned dog and cat food in good condition. In addition to food items, we also collect blankets, bowls, flea and tick medicines, leashes, collars, toys, kitty litter, pet beds for distribution to our elderly and homeless clients. All items received must be in new or gently used condition. Due to health concerns, we are unable to accept used kitty litter pans, opened food items, and other items that could pose a health threat to our clients or their pets.
How do I have Hero and Hope visit my school or place of worship/business?
Just ask! Hero and Hope have a vibrant visitation schedule, and all requests need to be scheduled in advance.
How much do you charge for a Special Lecture Series?
All our lectures are free of charge. However, it is our hope that the requesting site for the lecture would make a donation to Thankful Paws in either pet food/supplies or monetary. For long-distance requests, the lectures are still free but reasonable travel costs will be encured.
How do I get involved?
Just contact us, and we will discuss our current needs and your areas of interest. Every volunteer will be required to attend an orientation as well as complete training modules.
How do I become a partner?
Thank you! We can't do anything with our support from pet people! To make a one time donation or become a monthly partner, visit our PayPal page to sign up.