Donate our Wish List Items!

 

Meal time at PAWS is something like the army - LARGE amounts of food passed out to hungry troops! As you can imagine, our food bill is one of our biggest expenses of our daily operating budget. You can help stretch our budget by donating food to feed all our dogs and cats along with other items from our wish list. We know some of these items aren't very glamorous, but every item we receive means more money we have to spend on things like dentals, x-rays, surgeries, and other medical care.

 

If you'd like to donate food (or any other items), we are open from 12 noon to 4:00 pm every day. If you'd like to come during other hours, please call ahead at (203)750-9572. There is a collection bin in our "atrium" area after you enter the front door. Tax deduction receipts are available for your donation upon request.

 

Items below in bold are ones ALWAYS needed. Like to shop online? Check out our new Amazon Wishlist or to help animals without spending any extra money, start shopping at smile.amazon.com and choose PAWS as your charity. Amazon makes a donation to us and it doesn't cost you a thing!

Download Our Wishlist to Print and Share!

 

Pet Food Items

We ask for specific kinds as we find the the more consistent we are in feeding one type of food, the better the overall health and nutrition of our pets. Too many diet changes can cause stomach problems! 

  • Prescription foods by Science Diet - both canned & dry for cats & dogs
    (We especially need ID, KD, WD, AD and both types of CD) 

  • Opened bags of dry food are OK as long as they are fresh

  • Friskies and/or Fancy Feast canned adult cat and kitten food 

  • Any brand of dry or canned cat food (if we can't use at the shelter it's given to needy family or feeders of feral cat colonies)

  • Pedigree canned dog food

  • Human baby food - Stage 1: chicken or turkey

 

Pet Related Items
  • Paper bowls and plates (large or small) 

  • Kuranda dog beds

  • PetSmart, WalMart, or Stop & Shop gift cards 

  • "Have-A-Heart" Feral Cat Traps - available at home/building supply stores or online 

  • Leftover but not expired pet medication

  • Peroxide and Isopropyl alcohol (otherwise known as rubbing alcohol) 

  • Clear plastic disposable gloves, S, M, & L

  • Syringes 

  • Feliway Sprays and Plug-In Refills (available at pet supply stores or online) 

  • Rescue Remedy (available at pet supply stores) 

  • Carpeted cat condos in good condition 

  • Upright cat scratching posts in good condition - ones with sisal/rope are especially needed 

  • Cardboard scratching posts 

  • Clay and Clumping Cat litter - any size or brand

  • Dog & Cat Toys 

  • Kong Dog Toys - Large Black 

  • Catnip 

  • Dog Leashes 

  • "Sense-ible" and "EZ-Walk" brand dog harnesses - all sizes and colors

 

Shelter and Paper Goods
  • 60 gallon garbage bags & 13 gallon tall kitchen garbage bags 

  • Laundry Detergent - Liquid (we love "free and pure")

  • Clorox brand bleach 

  • Dryer sheets 

  • Paper towels

  • Liquid Dishwasher Detergent

  • Liquid hand soap and hand sanitizer

  • Ziplock sandwich and freezer bags 

Office Supplies
  • Office supply store gift cards 

  • Surge protectors for computers & other electrical items 

  • White copier paper 8-1/2 x 11 

  • Manilla file folders - letter size 

  • Ballpoint pens - black or blue

  • Sharpie markers - jumbo point, regular point & fine point

  • Dry Erase markers - regular & fine point 

  • White Out tape

  • Stamps 

  • Tape refills, 3/4"

  • Post it notes and small pads of paper

 

Services

We are in need of the following services from our community:

  • PHOTO COPYING and PHOTO PRINTING: Do you work in an office that might allow you to use their copier? We put together adoption folders for people who adopt pets from PAWS as well as photos for our "Sponsor A Pet" program, make bulletin boards and photo albums to bring to stores & events so people can see all our great cats and dogs.

  • CANISTER PLACEMENT: Some local businesses have been kind enough to allow us to place a canister at their register counter. These small, well-made canisters are for collecting donations from customers. The canister is just placed on the counter and people can make donations if they wish. We are not asking anyone to push our cause or solicit donations. If you work at (or perhaps own) a store that has would be willing to "host" a canister, please let us know. A PAWS volunteer will bring the canister to you & will be responsible for checking it on a regular basis. We have found that high traffic stores that do a lot of cash business are the most successful. Stores like the deli, ice cream stores, bagel/coffee shops and of course, places that sell pet supplies have the most luck. A well-placed canister can make almost $1000 per year!

  • GROOMING: Some of our pets coming in to us heavily matted or have overgrown coats. Are you a groomer? Can you donate your time and grooming facility to help us make our pets look their best? Pets that are clean and well groomed make a much better impression. The PAWS volunteers can bathe the pets without any problem, but we are not real handy when it comes to professional "cuts" and the pets can end up looking like they're having a REAL bad hair day!

  • PRINTING SERVICES: We print and mail out our newsletter twice a year. It would save us several thousand dollars a year if a local printer would be willing to handle the printing for free.
     

If you can offer assistance in any of these areas, please call PAWS at (203) 750-9572 and leave a message for Alexis detailing what services you are offering.

 

Other

Some old and used items can be donated to us and we will turn them in for a donation. The best part is that these items will be recycled instead of ending up in a landfill. It's a win-win!

  • iPads, iPhones, Tablets, Smart Watches!

  • Old Vehicles  Through "Donation Line" you can donate Cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans, commercial vehicles, jet skis, snowmobiles, motor homes, buses, and even boats. It doesn't even have to run - BUT you must have clear title in your possession. You can contact Donation Line on their website or by phone at (888) 448-3345 and they do all the work - they pick the car up and make arrangements for it's sale. Once the car is sold, PAWS receives the donation and you will receive a receipt for the amount that the car sold for at auction. What could be easier?

Thank you for all your donations and support! We couldn't do this without you!

 

PAWS has been helping animals in need since 1962. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide shelter, medical attention, and love to the dogs and cats in our care. We work hard to find the right pet for your home and the right home for every pet. Challenge accepted! We rescued and placed for more than 650 cats and dogs last year.