Ways To Help


Organize A Food Drive

Organizing a food-drive at your place of work, church or school is one of the best ways to help our pet food bank clients!

Contact us, so we can email you some information and plan on the timely distributions of the goods you collected. We are always happy to have the organizers of the food drive go with us when we deliver their collection. It's a great opportunity for you to meet some of our clients.

A helpful link is the Best Friend's Pet Food Drive Page. It provides lots of practical advice on how to organize, promote and conclude a drive.

Pet Food Bank Wish List

The pet food bank is always happy to receive unopened pet food. It is best to donate name-brand food items such as the types you can purchase at your local grocery store or pet food store. Most of our clients are elderly and appreciate smaller bags because it is easier for them to lift and manage. All food items must be new, other items can be gently used.

Our most needed items are:

  • canned and dry cat food
  • kitty litter - clumping
  • cat toys & beds/blankets
  • dry and canned dog food
  • dog toys & beds/blankets/towels
  • leashes and collars
  • gift cards to stores to purchase flea, worm, hot-spot medicine, or other care items as needed


Join us! We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to meet your personal interests and skills. New Volunteer Training Classes are offered quarterly.


Become A Monthly Partner

We sincerely appreciate your kindness and financial support. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

A copy of our financial information is available free of charge by contacting us. Thankful Paws is compliant with the Maryland Solicitations Act, the State of Maryland, and Federal tax laws and procedures.

For more information, please feel free to contact the MARYLAND SECRETARY OF STATE, STATE HOUSE, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 21401. You can also contact them at (410) 974-5534.