Animal Help Agencies

Partnering with local groups, businesses, and non-profit organizations to make a difference in our community.

Some of our partner organizations include:

Animal Help Resources

Ways for you to raise money:
Create a Gofundme post . Share it via social media and email a link to all your friends, family members and contacts. Ask them to share it to!

Create and share a post on Waggle , which is like gofundme but for pets.

Veterinary Resources:

FACE Foundation: Financial assistance for local pet owners who can’t afford emergency veterinary care (858) 450-3223

Dogs on Deployment: Provides vital assistance to military pet owners 619.800.3631

Spirit Veterinary Medical Fund:

Ian Somerhalder Foundation: 619-299-7012

Emergency Resources:

Emergency Animal Rescue: Rescues animals in life-threatening situations 760-789-5775 619-299-7012

Low and No-Cost Pet Food & Resources:
*Please call to confirm times and locations*

AniMeals Helen Woodward Animal Center: 858-756-4117 x341

Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Military Pet Food Bank: Third Saturday each month 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ACE Parking Lot #12 at the corner of 3rd and A Street in Downtown San Diego

Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s pet food banks: First and third Saturdays each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 760-753-6413 or 760-753-6413 or emailing
Also, every Thursday from 3pm-4pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Encinitas

PAWS San Diego:

Pantry Service free pet food distribution:
San Diego Humane Society, Oceanside Campus
572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA 92058 | Daily | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

San Diego Humane Society, Escondido Campus
3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027 | Daily | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

San Diego Humane Society, PAWS San Diego Office
5480 Gaines Street, San Diego, CA 92110 | Monday – Friday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LGBT Center
3909 Centre Drive, San Diego, CA 92103 | 1st Tuesday of each month | 9 – 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s Cathedral
2728 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102 | 3rd Thursday of each month | 1 – 3 p.m.

Current food distribution schedule for homeless pets:

Sacred Heart Church (OB)
4776 Saratoga Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107 | Alternate Tuesdays | 6 – 8 p.m.

Neil Good Day Center, East Village
299 17th Street, San Diego, CA 92110 | 2nd Friday of each month | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

In-Home Pet Care: for low, fixed-income senior, disabled and chronically ill people (limited enrollment)

Resource Guide for homeless pets in San Diego:

Resource Guide for homeless pets in North County:

Low and No-Cost Vaccinations, Licensing and Microchipping: 619-299-7012

Service Dog Help:

The Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) program provides a monthly payment of $50 to eligible persons who use a guide, signal, or service dog to help them with their disability-related needs. The allowance is to help pay the costs of food, grooming, and health care for the dog. You can apply online: (916) 657-2628 or email us at

Military Resources:

***If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, then press 1, or access online chat by texting to 838255. You can start a confidential online chat session at Visit if you are an active duty Service member, Guardsman, or Reservist****

Each service has a private, nonprofit organization that assists families in times of need. Assistance may include emergency transportation; help with medical bills, child care expenses, food, rent, utilities and other household bills; vehicle repair; and family emergency assistance. For more information on relief societies, contact the Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or the Air Force Aid Society.

2-1-1 San Diego has specialists available 24/7 to connect you with local resources to help out at critical times: or call 2-1-1

Your local VFW post can often help out in crisis situations.

Courage to Call is a veteran run, peer-to-peer support program in San Diego County. Our veteran-staffed 24/7 Helpline provides free, confidential information, guidance and referrals:, call 1-877-698-7838 or dial 2-1-1 option 4.

Vets’ Community Connections offers support with a number of things (included helping spouses find employment):

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP):

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) helps veterans and their families in a number of ways

Interfaith Community Services provides the tools and resources people in crisis need to stabilize and rebuild their lives with basic needs, employment, housing and other services:

Veterans Village of San Diego serves America’s veterans in overcoming homelessness and related challenges: (619) 393-2000

Cammies & Canines providing transitional housing for homeless veterans and pets:

ASYMCA food banks (you bring your bag and stock up):

Warrior Foundation / Freedom Station:

Military OneSource has additional resources:


Military Pet Help Agencies