Pet Food Hampers
Homeless Pet Packs
Veterinary Patients Treated
Domestic Violence Assistance
Since January 1, 2021
Halloween Trick or Treat Mystery Bags – For Cats
At Parachutes for Pets we understand and celebrate the human-animal bond and proactively work toward building strong community support systems to protect the connection between people and their animals.
Pet Support Programs
At Parachutes for Pets we are committed to assisting low-income families in our community work toward better health & welfare for themselves and their pets through accessible programs and resources.
If you are a low-income household within the city of Calgary you may qualify for assistance through one or more of our programs. Click on our programs below for more information.
Please note: We do not assist in new pet adoptions. We are happy to suggest strategies to plan for your new pet arrival, but as the owner, you need to be prepared for these expenses. (vaccines, spay/neuter, pet food costs, unexpected vet care, microchip, yearly check up, etc)
Parachutes for Pets and the Backlund family are pleased to announce Lily’s Legacy!
This is a groundbreaking new community program designed to assist in keeping children in care with their pets. You can read more about this amazing program here!
Parachutes for Pets relies on community support and donations in order to offer our programs and services for low-income families and their pets.
Without your support we wouldn’t be able to continue our mission keeping families and their pets together. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do.
- For a single $50 donation we can supply a family escaping domestic violence with their pet an emergency pet pack
- For a monthly donation of $25 you can help a family feed their pet
- For a one time donation of $100 you can fund a cat getting a wellness check, vaccines, and be neutered and microchipped.
With your help, the possibilities are limitless. And together, we are just getting started!
CanadaHelps.org is matching donations on Giving Tuesday and will provide you with an instant tax receipt for your records!
Monetary donations are essential to Parachutes for Pets as they allow us to source the discounted supplies and services that keep our programs running. Online monetary donations can be made through PayPal and CanadaHelps, and we also can accept cheques mailed to the address below. Donations over $20 are also eligible for a tax receipt!
Mailing Address for Donations: PO Box 12112 RPO Copperfield Calgary, AB T2Z 1H4
Parachutes for Pets is a Registered Alberta Charity #349672 and CRA 778351338RR0001
In Kind Donations
We gladly accept donations of unopened dog food, cat food, cat litter and new or like new pet accessories and products! Check out our list of community partners accepting donations for Parachutes for Pets.
- Pet Planet Millrise 150 Millrise Blvd SW Unit 3133, Calgary, AB T2Y 5G7
- Unleashed 2715 14 St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 3V2
- Bon A-Pet-Treat 815 49 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1G8
- Central Bark Doggy Daycare 2004 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0J8
- Doggo YYC 1320 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V7
- Best Bet 4 Pets Inc 19369 Sheriff King St #414, Calgary, AB T2X 0T9
Out of Town
Become A Volunteer
We want you to join the Parachutes for Pets Team!
Parachutes for Pets recognizes the interconnectedness of people, animals, and the environment, all of which deserve empathy and respect. Our team is dedicated to working toward combating discrimination and inequity by building programs that are welcoming and accessible to low-income families and their pets.
We are looking for people who are passionate about working with people & animals and who want to make a differnce by supporting their community. Check out our volunteering opportunities below!
Events & Fundraising
Do you enjoy planning and participating in fun events? Do you have plans for fundraisers to help benefit people & animals in your community? Join our Events Team or help plan a fundraiser! Click below to join the team!
Do you love to drive? Do you like to help people and animals in your community? We are looking for drivers to join our Hamper Delivery Team, Special Events/Fundraiser Driver’s, and drivers to join our Pet Taxi Team to help bring animals to veterinary & grooming appointments. Click below to join the team!
Blog Writer & Admin Support
Are you passionate about animal welfare and helping communities? Do you enjoy writing? Or have good computer and administrative skills? We are looking for people who want to contribute to our blog & newsletter or help with admin behind the scenes. Click below to join the team!
Spay/Neuter & Boarding Resources
Calgary Humane Society
CHS offers emergency pet boarding, pet safe keeping for victims of domestic violence, and a one time food assistance program.
Calgary Animal Services
The City of Calgary Animal Services runs a No Cost Spay/Neuter Program for low-income Calgarians’ cats & dogs. Contact for program availability.
MEOW offers a subsidized Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), Cat Food Assistance Program, and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program for cats living within the city of Calgary.
Animal Assistance Resources
Calgary Humane Society
CHS is able to take in surrendered animals, offer behaviour advice for your pet, and is able to assist with lost or found pets.
AARCS is able to take in surrendered or stray animals. If you have found an animal, please bring them to the nearest 24 vet hospital.
Animal Rescue Foundation
ARF is able to take in surrendered or stray animals. If you have found an animal, please bring them to the nearest 24 vet hospital.
Pet Card is a veterinary financing company that can help you when the unexpected happens with your pet by offering customized payment options on financing.
Human Assistance Resources
Horizon Housing provides afforable, integrated, and supportive living opportunities for low-income Calgarians.
Closer to Home
CTH provides family services while striving to build stronger families who can care for their children and contribute to their communities.
#BeTheChangeYYC offers street outreach and support services for people experiencing homelessness in Calgary.
The Alex provides comprehensive care to vulnerable populations in the Calgary area, including health services, housing, and community initiatives.
Veteran’s Association Food Bank
The Veteran’s Food Bank is dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of veteran’s and their families.
Calgary Senior’s Resource Society
The Senior’s Resource Society provides supports that create meaningful and effective change in the well-being of vulnerable seniors.