Home, Not Alone

Mission

The mission of the Home, Not Alone program is to provide free pet food to low-income pet owners through Senior Citizens Services of Greater Tarrant County.

Rationale

  • Often, senior pet owners are on extremely limited incomes, including Medicaid, VA assistance, or highly restricted Social Security income.
  • These seniors are often unable to drive to get pet food themselves.
  • Pet-owning seniors often take food from their own tables to feed their companion animals.
  • Many times the animals these seniors keep are the only “family” they see on a regular basis, their only real companions, and precious small remainders and reminders of independent lives and homes they once enjoyed.
  • These pets provide not only companionship to these seniors, but also a sense of purpose and a feeling of being needed.

Process

Through Home, Not Alone, Don’t Forget to Feed Me provides free, pre-portioned pet food to qualified residents at participating senior centers on a regular schedule. We work with senior center directors to determine delivery schedules.

More Information

For more information about the Home, Not Alone program, contact the Operations Director, at director@dontforgettofeedme.org or 817-334-0727.