Mission of the Pad for Paws Foundation

Our motto says it all - “Keeping Pets and Their People Together”. The Pad For Paws Foundation assists our area’s most vulnerable residents - senior citizens, those with service animals, physically and mentally challenged, veterans - pet owners who are struggling to feed both themselves and their beloved family pets.

For most pet owners, their dog or cat is more than a pet. They are faithful companions who provide friendship, joy, and sometimes even a reason for living. Many of these pets are the only “family” our clients have.

Every day we receive calls from low-income pet owners who are experiencing a temporary hardship such as unemployment, divorce, or a death in the family. When there’s a natural disaster such as a fire or a flood, social service agencies call us to assist the families affected. Our Foundation is there to provide pet food and supplies, and emergency veterinary care to those in need.

Without our help, hundreds of family pets would be turned in to local Animal Shelters because their owners wouldn’t be able to feed them. Our donation of food and services through our Paws Pantry Program keeps families together!

The Pad For Paws Foundation is 100% volunteer and we have no paid employees. The good we accomplish is the work of dedicated volunteers.

The Pad For Paws Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation dedicated to animal welfare.

Paws Pantry Program

Paws Pantry Program

Since 2008 the Pad For Paws Foundation - through its Paws Pantry program - has made the following dog and cat food donations to help feed the hungry pets of Helena-area citizens.

Total Poundage Donated: 831,016 lbs.

  • Helena Food Share: 348,368 lbs.
  • God’s Love: 44,592 lbs.
  • Area Needy Families: 438,056 lbs.

(Donation totals are as of December 2019)