As Maryland's first mobile pet food bank, we believe pets are an essential part of maintaining social, physical, and mental wellness, especially for the elderly and those who are experiencing homelessness. Through our pet food delivery program, Thankful Paws can help increase our clients' overall health while reducing the number of abandoned or euthanized pets.

We deliver pet food and supplies to low-income elderly people and those experiencing homelessness in our local area.

  • Thankful Paws delivers to parts of Harford and Baltimore Counties in Maryland. 

  • We are an all-volunteer, home-based charity. 

  • Thankful Paws was founded in 2011 and is a registered non-profit organization based in Maryland.

  • All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

  • Thankful Paws does not receive any governmental support and relies entirely on kindness. 


Meet Harley. He was living just like any other dog for most of his life. Then on Thanksgiving evening of 2011, his 'dad' had a major heart attack and died. This left his 'mom' grieving but also without a regular income. She was soon evicted from her home, and with nowhere to go, she and Harley were living out of their car while trying to figure out what to do.


We met Harley and his 'mom' after they had been homeless for several months. When we gave Harley some toys and the bed you see him on, his mom broke down and cried. She hugged me and said, "this is the happiest I have seen him in months. Thank you!" Her need was to provide a sense of normalcy for her beloved dog, who had been with her through the death of her husband and months of living in their car.

Charity Verification

A copy of our financial information is available free of charge by contacting us. Thankful Paws is compliant with the Maryland Solicitations Act, the State of Maryland, and Federal tax laws and procedures. We have been and continue to be in GOOD STANDING with the STATE OF MARYLAND (2011-2022).


For more information, please feel free to contact the MARYLAND SECRETARY OF STATE, STATE HOUSE, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 21401. You can also contact them at (410) 974-5534.


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