Community Pet Pantry

A service to help feed Truckee-Tahoe’s animals in need. EXPANDED SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 Pandemic.

We anticipate the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 beyond our shelter walls, for years to come. Loss of wages and lack of inventory/access to essential items are having huge impacts on our community members and their pets. With that in mind, we are continuing operations of an expanded version of our Pet Pantry, providing pet food and supplies to our community members. We've partnered with local social service groups to provide pop-up distribution locations for community members receiving food assistance through these programs. Additionally, we are delivering food to our homebound community members in the North Lake Tahoe area, through an easy sign-up process on our website here. For members of the community who are not enrolled in social service food assistance programs, are able to leave their homes for essential activities such as groceries, and are experiencing financial hardship, we welcome you to stop by one of our pickup locations.

Truckee food pick up is available at HSTT’s Pet Pantry Monday through Saturday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm. Hours on Sunday are 8AM-5PM. We have two bear boxes located outside of our shelter with food and supplies available. The Truckee Animal Shelter is located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee. 
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Hay comida para mascotas gratis disponible en Despensa de mascotas de HSTT lunes a sábado de 8:00 am a 6:00 pm. Los domingos son las 8AM-5PM. Hay dos cajas de osos ubicadas fuera de nuestro refugio con comida para mascotas y suministros disponibles. El refugio de animales Truckee está ubicado en 10961 Stevens Lane en Truckee.
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South Lake Tahoe pet food pick up is available at 3438 South Lake Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10am-6pm, Fridays from 10am-5pm, and Saturdays from 9am-noon. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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La recogida de alimentos en South Lake Tahoe está disponible en 3438 South Lake Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 los martes, miércoles y jueves de 10 a 6, los viernes de 10 a 5 y los sábados de 9 a 12. Cerrado domingos y lunes.
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Want to help stock the pantry? 

We accept unopened, unexpired pet food donations at our shelter located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee. During the COVID-19 pandemic, pet food donations can be dropped off seven days per week between the hours of 9AM and 5PM. Please do not bring donations by outside of those hours, to prevent attracting surrounding wildlife. Please do not drop off any other type of physical donation. If you would like to donate food in South Lake Tahoe, please contact our SLT Program manager at

OR - Purchase all-natural, healthy, holistic food with a 20% discount and have it delivered directly to HSTT's Pet Pantry through Nature's Select of Northern California. Visit to purchase both dry and canned food for dogs and cats. All pet food purchases will be used for our community's pets in need.

You can select from HSTT's wishlist on Chewy, and your donated gifts will automatically be delivered directly to our shelter. Shop HSTT's Chewy Wish List here. Additionally, if you decide to shop Chewy for your own pets, HSTT earns $15 for every new customer who makes their first purchase from Chewy using our referral link.

You can also donate to our Pet Pantry and make a donation to HSTT when you shop from our Amazon Wish List using Amazon Smile. Just remember to choose Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Inc as your chosen nonprofit. Shop HSTT's Amazon Wish List here.

Monetary donations will be used to keep our lifesaving programs and services, and the staff that run them in place during the epidemic. Helping homeless pets find the loving homes they deserve is still our main priority and we will continue focusing on helping every pet that comes our way. Additionally, once HSTT shelter and clinic operations return to normal, demand for our services; low- and no-cost spay/neuter, free vaccinations and microchips services will be higher than ever before. Please support our programs and staff by donating here.

* To control the safety and quality of food and supplies distributed through our Pet Pantry program, we cannot accept opened, unmarked, expired or recalled pet food or cat litter. Click here for the AVMA's recall/alert watch and follow the recall watch on Twitter.

We wish to thank the following foundations for helping fund this valuable program in the Truckee/North Lake Tahoe Area:
Helen Close Charitable Foundation
Lahontan Community Foundation Fund held at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
Martis Camp Community Foundation
Mary Jo & Hank Greenberg Animal Welfare Foundation
Queen of Hearts Women's Fund
Tahoe Donner Giving Fund
Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Thelma Doelger Trust for Animals