AWLA’s goal is to keep pets with their families by providing pet care essentials including food, enrichment items, preventatives, and more.

Residents of Arlington County and Falls Church City may pick up items from the shelter during our regular business hours. There are no income requirements or applications to complete - if you need assistance, we are here to help!

Food and supplies can be picked up at our Animal Services desk anytime during our regular business hours. If you are not able to come to the shelter in person, a friend or family member can pick items up for you!

Pet Pantry Delivery Days

For Arlington County and Falls Church City residents physically unable to pick up supplies at the shelter, AWLA offers a select delivery day where supplies can be dropped off at your home.  

Deliveries are on the 1st Friday of each month from 9-11 am. A one-time Sign-up for the year is required. Sign up here!
Our Pet Pantry is stocked and supported by generous donations. We cannot guarantee what particular items will be available for distribution on the day of the event. We will do our best to provide as many meals as possible on the day of the deliveries.
Not an Arlington County or Falls Church City resident? Pet pantries are available in Alexandria CityFairfax County, and Washington D.C.

How You Can Support AWLA’s Pet Pantry:

  • Purchase an Amazon Gift Card! Have it sent to and in the ‘message’ section, enter “AWLA Pet Pantry”.
  • Purchase a gift card from Dogma Bakery Pet Store and support a local business at the same time!
    • Dogma has offered pet food at cost and will deliver items to pet owners. When purchasing a gift card, use “AWLA” as the first and last name on the gift card. In the ‘promo code’ section, enter “AWLA Pet Pantry.”
    • Added bonus: when you purchase a $50 gift card for AWLA’s Pet Pantry, you’ll get $10 of your own to spend at Dogma!
  • Become a Pantry Partner! Local businesses, groups, and individuals can help AWLA our mission is to help animals and people by providing resources, care, and protection.

Thank you to our 2022 Pet Pantry sponsor,
Ballston Animal Hospital!