Scottsdale P.E.T. (Pets Eat Too) Pantry exists as a supporting entity of Vista del Camino, whose tradition in Scottsdale is to provide social services and recreation programs with the long-terms goal of self-sufficiency and independence for Scottsdale residents. The prevention of homelessness and assistance to help families and individuals meet basic needs during times of crisis is a fundamental cornerstone of Vista del Camino services, and the creation of Scottsdale P.E.T. Pantry reflects the simple fact that families have responsibilities to their pets as well as to the human members of the family. If a family is hungry and in need, it follows that their pets are facing the same difficulties as well. The circumstances surrounding personal financial crisis have become increasingly evident in our community, and Scottsdale P.E.T. Pantry is dedicated to the simple and compelling need to keep pets with their people. In adding pet food support to the existing food support for Scottsdale's citizens, Vista del Camino recognizes that there is more to families than just the human family, and our obligation is to do everything we can to help the whole family, including pets, in times of need.