Meals Fur Pets

Meals Fur Pets provides assistance in caring for the pets of older East Texans receiving Meals on Wheels services.

Meals Fur Pets was launched in 2013 as a partnership with Pets Fur People after Meals on Wheels realized that the older and disabled adults we serve were often sharing their home-delivered meals with their pets. Many struggle not only to feed themselves but also their furry companions.

Meals Fur Pets strives to ensure that both the client and their beloved pets are healthy and receiving proper nutrition from appropriate food sources.

I am glad my cat can eat cat food now and I can eat my Meals on Wheels meal; we don’t have to share mine anymore. She’s happy and I’m happy!

-Meals on Wheels East Texas Client

What We Do

To receive services from Meals Fur Pets:

  • You must be receiving meals from Meals on Wheels East Texas
  • You must reside in one of the following counties: Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, or Wood.
  • Your pet must be a dog or cat. We are unable to provide services for other animals at this time.

Meals fur Pets is a donation-sustained service.

  • We provide monthly deliveries of pet food to clients who find it difficult to maintain the nutrition of their furry friends.
  • Each month, we distribute pet food to nearly 400 Meals on Wheels clients in our service area.
  • Volunteers currently deliver pet food with the Meals on Wheels meal.

What We’d Like To Do

We would like to offer pet care assistance!

  • Many clients are unable to properly care for their pet due to poor eyesight, injuries, mobility issues, or hospitalization.
  • We would love to have special volunteers who assist clients in caring for their pets through walks, temporary fostering, and transportation for grooming services
  • If you’d like to help create or support our WISH to offer this service, please contact Program Coordinator, Melissa Miller at 903-593-7385 or via email at Melissa.Miller@mowmet.org.

We would like to offer veterinary care assistance!

  • Many clients are unable to afford proper veterinary care or meds for their pets.
  • We would love to have special sponsors who can help with wellness exams, vaccinations, spay/neuter, and flea prevention, among other things.
  • We would love to have volunteers who can help with transportation for pets as needed to and from their veterinary appointment.
  • If you’d like to help create or support our WISH to offer this service, please contact Program Coordinator, Melissa Miller at 903-593-7385 or via email at Melissa.Miller@mowmet.org.

HOW DO I RECEIVE SERVICES?

If you are a current client, please call 903-593-7385 and request to speak with Melissa Miller, Program Coordinator, about qualifying for these additional services.

If you are not currently receiving services from Meals on Wheels, please call 903-593-7385 to speak with June Brown, Customer Care Representative, about qualifying for home-delivered meals.


How Can I Help?

Donations may be dropped off at 3001 W. Robertson Rd., Tyler, TX 75701, Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm or Friday from 8am to 3pm.

For more information about sponsorships or donations, please call our Development Director Collin Taylor at 903-593-7385 ext 013 or via email at Collin.Taylor@MOWMET.org.