Pet Food Hampers

Homeless Pet Packs

Veterinary Patients Treated

Lily's Legacy

Domestic Violence Assistance

Since January 1, 2021

Halloween Trick or Treat Mystery Bags – For Cats

50/50 Raffle









Our Vision


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)

Featured Program


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 has] gone above and beyond anything I ever expected and I greatly appreciate everything that you have done for [us.] You guys are awesome and I highly recommend you to anybody that needs you. Thank you again.”


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!

Hamper Delivery

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!


Support Services

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.

(403) 205-4455

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.

Call 311 for information

MEOW Foundation

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.

(403) 230-6033

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.

(403) 205-4455


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.

(403) 250-7377


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.

(403) 243-1910


MEOW Foundation


MEOW is able to take in stray cats. If you have found an animal, please contact them at or

(403) 554-4607

Pet Card

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

Horizon Housing provides afforable, integrated, and supportive living opportunities for low-income Calgarians.

(403) 297-1746

Closer to Home

CTH provides family services while striving to build stronger families who can care for their children and contribute to their communities.

(403) 543-0550



#BeTheChangeYYC offers street outreach and support services for people experiencing homelessness in Calgary.

Contact #BeTheChangeYYC


The Alex

The Alex provides comprehensive care to vulnerable populations in the Calgary area, including health services, housing, and community initiatives.

(403) 520-2260

Veteran’s Association Food Bank

The Veteran’s Food Bank is dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of veteran’s and their families.

(403) 367-8387

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.

(403) 266-6200

Parachutes For Pets

Keeping people and their pets together in our community by subsidizing necessary pet care for low-income individuals.


Contact Us

Mailing Address: PO Box 12112 RPO Copperfield, Calgary, AB T2Z 1H4 CANADA

(403) 305-9677