Pet Food Aid Program

Dakin Humane Society’s Pet Food Aid program has been in place for more than 15 years to ensure that people have a place to turn when their dogs and cats need food.  Now, as we’re navigating this uncertain and difficult time, more and more people are facing financial hardship and food insecurity due to the effect of COVID-19 as well other financial challenges.

Thanks to the generosity of, Dakin’s Pet Food Aid Program has received a large shipment of Eukanuba dry dog food, and we also have dry cat food, which is available to people who are struggling to feed their beloved dogs or cats.  Dakin’s mission is to keep people and pets together, and our Pet Food Aid Program is here for you!

If you are in need of food for your dogs or cats, please do the following:

  1. Click here to select an appointment to come to Dakin at 171 Union Street in Springfield to collect your pet food. This is necessary so Dakin staff members know in advance how many pets you have, and what species they are, so they can plan accordingly
  2. You will receive a response from Dakin via email to confirm your appointment time.  Please do not call Dakin as we are operating on limited staff for essential emergency services only
  3. When you enter Dakin’s parking lot, follow the posted instructions.  Bring a cell phone with you, as you will need to call the designated phone number to get assistance.  The food will be delivered to your car by Dakin staff members, who will maintain the recommended social distancing space

Online appointments are encouraged, but if you or someone you know are unable to schedule an appointment online, we can still help.  Come by between 10am-4pm any day and follow the instructions posted outside the building. Bring a cell phone with you, as you will need to call the designated phone number to get assistance.  Wait times may be extended and your desired food type may not be available, but we will do our best to help you.

The food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis and is available while supplies last.  The amount of food you receive should feed your pet for a month. Thank you for your cooperation.