Our organization regularly schedules events for the community, our clients and volunteers. These events are one of the ways we seek to educate the public about animal welfare needs in Lancaster County, raise funds to support our effort and create a fun experience for families and their pets.

The Pet Pantry of Lancaster County is pleased to have the support of many wonderful businesses and partner animal welfare organizations to make these gatherings a big success. We invite you to attend one of our upcoming events and learn more about our organization and the work we do for needy animals in our community. If you would like to offer support, make a donation or include your organization in one of our events or an event of your own please contact us.

First Friday at "Sugar on Top" in Lancaster City

Friday July 7th, 2017 6-8PM

On Friday July 7th the Pet Pantry will be celebrating another First Friday in Lancaster City by hanging out with our friends at "Sugar on Top" Bakery on Prince Street in Lancaster City.  Come on out from 6-8PM to visit, learn about all the Pantry does for the Community, and enjoy some wonderful treats from the one and only gourmet donut shop in Lancaster.

NY Dog Film Festival Comes to Lancaster County to Benefit the Pet Pantry!!!

July 22nd and July 23rd   3PM and 5PM shows

Zoetropolis Theater, Lancaster City


Following its overwhelming success for two years in New York City, and its national tour to 10 cities in 2016, the first-ever NY Dog
Film Festival™ will be traveling to 20 cities in 2017, landing at the Zoetropolis Theatre at 315 W. James Street on July 22 nd and 23 rd . This will be a historic BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog!) event, with the Zoetropolis welcoming well-mannered dogs into the theater
with their people to share the experience. People without dogs will also be welcome.

The mission of the annual NY Dog Film Festival™ and Founder/Director Tracie Hotchner is to share her love of dogs by celebrating the human-canine bond with a program of short films that entertain and inspire while supporting a local animal welfare
organization, which in Lancaster will be the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, which will receive 100% of every $5 dog ticket (tickets are $10 for humans).

On Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23 at 3 PM and 5 PM both days, Lancaster’s most rabid dog lovers - with their canine companions as their movie dates - can have the full NY Dog Film Festival™ experience by attending both programs, which will each play on both days. Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, the two programs each feature an entirely different medley of documentary, animated and live-action canine-themed short films by filmmakers from around the world. The films illuminate the remarkable bond
between dogs and people and are uplifting, with happy outcomes. Each program runsapproximately 70 minutes.

NY Dog Film Festival™ Founder/ Director Tracie Hotchner, a well-known pet wellness advocate and author of “The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know,” makes her home in Bennington, Vermont. She created the Festival to bring local dog
aficionados together to share a communal experience of watching short films that celebrate the remarkable bond between people and dogs. Hotchner says, “I’m delighted to bring animal lovers together in Lancaster to experience the many ways that people love and need their dogs, while recognizing the Pet Pantry’s great work in bringing them together.” Hotchner is also the host/producer of 10 pet talk radio shows on her Radio Pet Lady Network, including her award-winning 10-year NPR show DOG TALK, The Festival is comprised of two separate programs which are each a medley of
animated, documentary and narrative short films from around the world. All the films are family friendly. Tickets are $10 for humans and $5 for dogs, with 100% of the dog tickets going to the Pet Pantry of Lancaster County.

At 3 PM - “Second Chances” (71 minutes)

12 films that include “Game of Bones” from Australia, which re-imagines the popular television series of a similar name and stars the director’s own rescued Labrador as the heroine; “Useful Dog Tricks,” a fun film with a Jack Russell Terrier who shows the
myriad ways a dog can help around the house; and the deeply moving “A Boy and His Dog,”an English documentary featuring a very little boy with big medical challenges, whose family adopts a very big dog, whose own physical challenges bring them joyfully

At 5 PM - “Love Changes Everything” (65 minutes)

A series of 13 short films including “The Lewis Lectures,” a hilarious animated depiction of what dogs are actually thinking when we leave the house; “The Poodle Trainer” (in Russian with subtitles) a poignant character study of a circus trainer whose performing poodles are the center of her universe; and the uplifting documentary “Second Chances,” about dogs who are paired with imprisoned women, who train them to become service dogs, changing lives on both ends of the leash.

More information about the the films is at

Tickets are avaialable for purchase HERE
Just click on the Time of the screening you would like to attend and follow instructions for checkout

1st Annual "Weezer Memorial Facebook Liveathon" Fundraiser

Saturday July 29th, 2017 8AM-10PM

As many will recall from our last newsletter, we lost a very special Kitty here at the Pantry a few weeks ago.  "Weezer" was a one of a kind cat who was loved by all here at the Pet Pantry.  So, in his honor, on July 29th we will be holding a unique fundraising event as we stream live on Facebook for 14 hours straight raising funds for the Pet Pantry!!  
The day will be full of fun and frivolity and we are working on lining up some special entertainment guests.  We will also be talking about and featuring some great stories of pets and their families that have been helped by the Pantry over the last few years.  More details will be coming soon, but we wanted everyone to know to get ready to tune in on the 29th and see all the fun unfold.  
The Pantry is currently soliciting Sponsors of the event.  Are you part of or do you know a business that would be interested in sponsoring an hour of the broadcast?  Have them email us at for more information and all the perks the sponsors can get. Thanks to both Martin Insurance and Natural Stoneworks for already becoming sponsors for us. 
Do you have a story or special furry friend that was helped by the services the Pet Pantry provides?  Have you adopted your perfect new family member from us?  We want to hear from you!!  Email us at or call us to find out more how YOU can be on the broadcast telling your story of how the Pet Pantry was there to "Meet Your Need"  The more stories the better. 
Stay tuned for a lot more info about this amazing new event that will be coming to a computer, tablet, or phone screen near you at the end of July!!
Thank You To Our Current Sponsors

Pet Pantry's Annual Open House and Food Drive Event!!

Saturday September 23rd, 2017 11AM-5PM

In what has become a much looked forward to tradition for the community, the Pet Pantry will again be holding its annual Open House and Food Drive Event on Sept 23rd this year.  Come on out for some great food and fun, and don't forget to bring a nice donation for the Pets in need as well.  Want to learn more about the Pantry?  Want to see what happens behind the scenes?  Want to know more about how we are THE ORGANIZATION in Lancaster County that is there "Meeting the Need" of animals and their families right here in the County?  Well then come on out.  You can also learn about some of the great upcoming fall events that we will have planned.  Much more info to come on this yearly event.