Pet Food & Basic Care

Pets are Loving Support helps low-income Atlanta-area persons who are diagnosed with a critical illness or disabled or people aged 65 and older with pet care assistance. PALS does not provide emergency care, grooming or nail clipping services, or funds for care beyond what we provide to enrolled clients.

If you apply and qualify, PALS provides pet vaccinations, and heartworm/flea prevention medications (dogs only) for up to 2 pets per qualifying client. Pet owners are required to pay an annual fee of $25 per cat, or $30 per dog, maximum of two adult pets per client, once they are enrolled. Find out more and apply below.

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Pet Food

If you have been qualified through the application process, PALS will provide pet food for up to 2 pets on record for each client. We provide high quality dry food for dogs and cats.

The PALS office is located at 1530 DeKalbAve, NE. Clients can pick up food by appointment or with advance notice during a vaccination clinic. Please notify us by phone (404.876.7257) or email ([email protected]) 2 weeks prior to running out. We do not deliver food or have it shipped to a client's home. We are closed on weekends with the exception of vaccination clinics once a month January-November

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 heartworm and flea/tick preventatives for up to 2 total pets. PALS operates a vaccine clinic to provide these services to our clients once per month except for December. Clients are responsible for an annual enrollment fee to receive clinic or pet food. The cost to cat owners is $25 per cat per year. Dog owners will pay $30 per year per dog.

Services Provided:

  • Vaccinations & Immunizations
  • Heartworm tests
  • Heartworm and 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 $25 enrollment fee for each cat, or $30 for each dog, with a limit of two pets per client. All pets must be at least 12 months old. 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 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, 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).