Chicagoland Resources for Low-Cost Pet Care

Taking good care of your beloved furry family members costs money, and millions of pet owners are facing unemployment and financial difficulties right now. While falling on hard times is one of the top reasons people surrender their pets, financial hardship doesn’t mean having to say good-bye to your fuzzy loved ones. There are lots of resources out there for pet owners going through a financial crisis, from low-cost medical services to pet food pantries to temporary foster care. A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation has compiled some DuPage County and Chicago-area low-cost pet care resources below, because we want to help you keep your furry family together!

Low-Cost Pet Medical Services

Pet Food Pantries

DuPage County Pet Food Pantries

There are also some human food pantries in the DuPage area that will occasionally have pet food, depending on what is donated at the time. Call the pantry ahead of time to check availability.

Chicago Area Pet Food Pantries

For more options outside of DuPage County and Chicago, check out this map of Illinois pet food pantries or this list of pet food banks around the United States.

Temporary Pet Boarding for Families in Crisis

Grants for Pet Medical Care

Want to Help Others in Need?

Donate to A.R.F. so we can help owners keep pets in their homes, or consider donating to any of the organizations above to help provide low-cost pet care assistance for others. RescueBank is like a food bank but for pet food, and A.R.F. is a recipient of their pet food and supply program.

More Resources

The items and businesses listed above are provided for information only, and their inclusion doesn’t indicate A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation’s endorsement of their services.