Pet Food & Basic Care

Pets are Loving Support helps low-income Atlanta-area persons who are diagnosed with a critical illness, disabled
or people aged 65 and older with pet care assistance.

If you apply and qualify, PALS provides free pet food and basic care, including vaccinations and preventatives, for up to 2 pets per qualifying client. Find out more and apply below.

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Pet Food

If you have been qualified through the application process, PALS provides free pet food for up to 2 pets (spayed or neutered cats and dogs only) on record for each client.

The PALS office is located at 1530 Dekalb Ave, NE. Client can pick up food by appointment or with advance notice during a vaccination clinic. Please notify us by phone 2 weeks prior to running out. We do not deliver food or have it shipped to a client's home.

Basic Care

If you have been qualified through the application process, PALS covers the costs of annual immunizations, vaccinations, heartworm tests and 1 year of flea/tick preventatives for up to 2 total pets (spayed and neutered cats and dogs only). PALS operates a vaccine clinic to provide these services to our clients once per month except for December. Clients are responsible for a $20.00/animal co-pay.

Services Provided:

  • Vaccinations & Immunizations
  • Heartworm tests
  • Flea / tick prevention
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Who Qualifies?

Low income Atlanta area persons who are:

  • Diagnosed with a Critical Illness or are Disabled
  • People aged 65 and older

To be considered as low income for this program, income must be less than $30,000 per year. There is an annual $20 enrollment fee for each pet, with a limit of two pets per client. All pets must be at least 12 months old and spayed/neutered. You must provide proof of total income, including any disability award. If a client cares for dependents in the household, they must be claimed on your most recent tax documents and we will consider adjusting the income level on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must be located in the Atlanta Region which includes: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, and the city of Atlanta.

How to Qualify for Free Pet Food & Basic Care:

These are the items that must be provided in order to process your application:

  • Proof of Medical Disability and Diagnosis: This must be a current letter from your medical provider, on letterhead, confirming your disability due to illness.
  • Income Documentation: Social Security award letter, disability award letter, recent bank statement, a copy of your most recent tax documents (only if claiming dependents in consideration for an adjusted income level).
  • Proof of Georgia Residency: Georgia drivers license, utility bill or rental agreement.
  • Pet Ownership Verification: The most recent veterinary record must state your name and the name of your pet(s).
  • Proof of Spay/Neuter letter.