At Parachutes For Pets, we’re dedicated to helping low-income individuals improve their pets’ health and well-being. Our accessible programs make a difference. Join us on this impactful journey!
Supported by Calgary Flames Defenceman Mackenzie Weegar and his family, this preventive veterinary medicine program, part of PFP Programming, focuses on maintaining animal health through annual exams, vaccines, grooming, and spay/neuter initiatives.
In memory of Harley Smith, the beloved Weimaraner, Harley’s Hamper Program was founded by his parents to ensure all animals have a full belly. Inspired by Harley’s passion for food and dog parks, the program honours his legacy. Honouring his memory.
Powered by: Olympian Charitable Foundation
The Mobile Pet Food Bank and Transport Vehicle exclusively in Calgary communities. This versatile vehicle facilitates efficient delivery of pet food hampers, transportation of large donation loads, and ensures pets reach necessary appointments promptly.
LILY’S LEGACY CLUBHOUSE
Lily’s Legacy Clubhouse takes this program one step further within the Pet Advocacy Center and allow children to have a fun-filled room to bring their pets for important meetings, counselling services, and conversations.
LOVE FOR LILY BOXES
Each Easter, Lily Boxes, sponsored by the Backlund family and Calgary Flames, benefit Lily’s Legacy Fund. Some are donated through Team Evelyn Foundation to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Oncology unit, while others go to vulnerable seniors in our community.
BACKLUND HELPING KEEP PETS WITH FAMILIES THROUGH LILY’S LEGACY – NHLPA
MIKAEL BACKLUND OF THE FLAMES GIVES BACK TO HELP CHILDREN KEEP THEIR PETS – CTV CALGARY NEWS
THIS CALGARY CHARITY HELPS KEEP KIDS AND PETS TOGETHER – AVENUE CALGARY MAGAZINE
December, 2021, Nemo required emergency care to save his life and keep him with his young owner. Nemo had a full recovery.
Knuckles young owner had just received an organ transplant when Knuckles developed an abscess around his jaw. With the family being busy at the hospital it went undetected for a few days until his whole face was swollen. When a recovering child asks you to save his cat, you save his cat! We are happy to report Knuckles is happy and healthy today and so is his owner!
In a matter of hours our community came together. Cocoa required to be neutered and have his vaccines updated in order to move to a new home with his young owners.
Pet food bank &
Harley’s Hamper Program
In memory of Harley Smith, a dog and family passionate about food and parks, Parachutes for Pets, founded by Harley’s parents, ensures pets always have a full belly. The program aids those needing pet food support.
Public Pet Food Bank Program
Powered by Olympia Charitable Foundation
Public Pet Food Bank: Every second Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at 6120 1A St SW. First come, first served; specific food not guaranteed, and litter available if on hand. Please bring proof of low income.
Food Bank Entrance is located at the “Client” door along the North side of the building.
February Dates: February 6 and February 20
March Dates: March 5 and March 19
Effective immediately – the public can only access the food bank on these days . The rest of our programs are referrals.
For referrals, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Agencies can refer for ongoing pet food support, preventative vet care, and education programs; these are not available without a referral. Monthly, we supply pet food and supplies to local organizations including Mamas 4 Mamas, Good Neighbour Market, Veteran’s Food Bank, Horizon Housing, and Seniors Resource Society during the holidays.
Mobile Pet Food Bank
Parachutes for Pets proudly operates in collaboration with ServPro Mobile Pet Food Bank and Transport Vehicle, a versatile resource designed to enhance our outreach efforts. This specialized vehicle empowers us to not only deliver essential pet food hampers but also efficiently transport sizeable loads of donations. Beyond that, it serves a crucial role in facilitating transportation for pets, ensuring they reach necessary appointments promptly. Currently, this invaluable service is exclusively available in the vibrant communities of Calgary, allowing us to extend our impact and support to local pet guardians.