Pet Food Drive

You might be thinking about Halloween (and who isn’t?), but the Prince William SPCA is planning ahead for Thanksgiving. We are once again teaming up with ACTS to provide safe and healthy food alternatives for pets this holiday season. During the month of October, we are collecting cat and dog food donations to be distributed to needy families through ACTS Operation Turkey program in November. Not only will this give the pets a special treat, but it also keeps Fido and Fluffy from indulging in food that can make them sick. Last year we donated close to 250 pet food bags and we would like to double that this fall. To help meet our goal, we are starting early so we can collect more donations and help more needy families.

Informational Flyer 

Donations Needed: Items we will accept include: small bags of cat and dog food, can/pouch food, treats and new small pet supplies (shampoo, catnip toys, dog toys, etc.). All donations need to be new and unopened.

We encourage monetary donations so volunteers can buy the exact items needed. Please use form below to make a secure donation through PayPal.


What NOT to Donate: No opened or expired food of any kind or used items. No large bags of food over 5 lbs.

We need your help! Do you have a school, church, or scout group looking to perform community service? Organize a pet food drive with us! See below for printable signs and info sheets. Contact us at for more information on how you can help.

Drop off donations at our P.A.W. Express events this month:

    • PWC Dogs Doggiepalooza
      October 22 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm 
      Andrew Lietch Park, 5301 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA
    • Comics and Gaming 7556 Gardner Park Drive, Gainesville (Through October 27)
      Thanks 17th Black Bear BPSA!
    • Betty & Marie’s Ice Cream Shop in Manassas Park, VA (through October 25)
      Thanks Girl Scout Troop 5286!
    • Caring Hands Animal Hospital, 12733 Braemar Village Plaza, Bristow, Virginia 20136
      Thanks 17th Black Bears BPSA!

Final Collection Scheduled! 1-2 PM Saturday, October 28
For scout troops and individuals that have been collecting pet food, please drop off all items on October 28 from 1-2 PM at the Prince William County Animal Shelter Parking Lot (look for the P.A.W. Express Van — DO NOT drop off donations during any other time as they have limited space and volunteers will not be there to collect the items. Volunteers will be bagging up the donations and sending them to ACTS at 3 PM.