Pet Pantry

How It Works?

The Passaic County SPCA Pet Pantry is open once a month on the first Saturday of the month from 1 – 4 p.m. at our headquarters building at 794 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne. 

Passaic County residents in need come to the pantry when it’s open, fill out a form and show a valid photo ID and proof of the following:

  • Passaic County residency (in the form of a utility bill)
  • Income (pay stub or tax return or current Families First Card)
  • Spay/neuter of pets (or willingness to do so)

Food and treats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The pantry mainly caters to dogs and cats. 

The pet pantry application form can be downloaded from our website and filled out in advance.  

Please note that we ask pantry clients to resubmit information every six months. 

Picking Up Food On Pantry Day

When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle.

Please call us at 973-773-0459 and give your full name to our volunteer.

Remain in your car.

When our pantry volunteers have your bags packed, they will call you to come and pick up your bags outside on the front porch. 

We ask for your patience as we only have one phone/phone line. If you call and it is busy, it just means that we are helping another pantry family parked in the lot.

Procedure For Donations

We will only be accepting new items. No open bags of food or treats, no gently used beds, blankets, toys, etc. It is for our members’ safety and that our of clients.

The best way to make donations right now is through our Amazon Wish List.

You can also make a donation directly to the Passaic County SPCA.