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  • Blankets - not insulated or stuffed
  • Towels of Varying Sizes
  • Stainless Steel Bowls - small and large
  • Small Plastic Litter Boxes
  • Bowls for cats - steel or ceramic
  • Heat Lamps
  • Newspaper
  • Carriers and Animal Pens
  • Treats of all kinds
  • Goody bags for Adopters
  • Toys
  • Animal handling supplies - collars, leashes, gloves, etc.
  • Gift Cards
  • Dog Food - Purina Dog Chow, Purina Puppy Chow, Pedigree Adult Dog, or Pedigree Puppy ONLY
  • Cat Food - Purina Preferred, Purina Kitten Chow
  • Exotic animal supplies - food, heat lamps, bulbs, bowls, habitat accessories, etc.
  • Animal Care Products - shampoo, brushes, clippers
  • Nursing bottles, kitten and puppy formula
  • Heating pads
  • Lint/pet hair removal rollers
  • Non-clumping cat litter
  • Cat/Dog Beds
  • Shelter decor
  • Humane animal traps

Dogs at petco

The items listed above are things that are often used by shelter staff to help take care of the animals here at the shelter. Some donations we receive can not always be used at the shelter, but there are always other needy animals that we are able to give these items to. 

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  • Six to eight million animals enter pet shelters each year, according to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
  • Only about 5,000 shelters exist to help these animals.
  • Adoption fees run from around $100-$200 per adopted animal, but caring for each shelter animal - from food and housing to vaccinations and spay/neuter procedures - can cost several hundreds of dollars a month.
  • The unfortunate truth is that there are more homeless animals than people adopting them. Some shelters, commonly called "No Kill", limit the number of animals they accept so that each animal they take in may stay until it finds a home. Other shelters and animal control agencies have an "open admission" policy--all homeless animals, regardless of quantity or likelihood they will be adopted, are accepted into the shelter.
  • First and foremost, be a responsible pet owner. Spay and neuter your pets so they do not contribute to the problem of pet overpopulation. Microchip your pets and register them in a national pet recovery database with your current contact information so they may be returned to you promptly if they end up lost and turned in to a shelter. In addition, your pets should always wear a collar with ID tags.
  • Consider adoption when looking for a new pet, and share your positive experience with as many people as you can.
  • Consider becoming a foster parent of a shelter pet until it finds its forever home.
  • Shop online to support animals in shelters. Through, you can leverage affiliate shopping at regular prices from established retailers - Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, and Sephora are just a few - at no additional cost to you.  The retailers will donate a predetermined percentage of your purchases for distribution to pet shelters. You may register at and select a specific shelter to earmark the money for, or allow the BringPetsHome Foundation to distribute your earnings to animal shelters across the U.S.
SELECT your favorite cause (or add a new one). Register with iGive and SHOP at brand name online stores through the iGive Mall. A penny a search and a portion of each purchase is donated to your cause. SAVE money with exclusive coupons/free shopping deals. Plus, when you shop within 45 days of registering we'll donate an extra $5 to your favorite cause!

Kuranda Dog Beds
Kuranda's "Donate A Bed" program enables individuals to donate beds to the shelter of their choice at discounted prices. Just select the shelter or rescue below and follow the instructions. The donation will be sent directly to the shelter in your name. Your donations are 30% to 35% off of our retail prices. Donations that are given as gifts are acknowledged with a SPECIAL GIFT CARD mailed directly to the person.