PAWSitive Impact – Donations
Open Your Heart (and Pantry): Essential Donations for Our Pet Pantry
Pets enrich our lives with unconditional love and furry companionship. But for low-income and unhoused individuals, providing even basic necessities for their furry companions can be a heartbreaking struggle. That’s where our pet pantry steps in, offering a lifeline of support for pets and their humans.
Here’s how you can help:
- Dry kibble: Always a welcome staple, choose high-quality brands with complete nutrition for dogs and cats of all ages and sizes.
- Canned food: A tasty and moisture-rich option, especially for cats or dogs with dental issues.
- Collars and leashes: Ensure safe walks and outings with comfortable and adjustable collars and sturdy leashes.
- Harnesses: A comfortable and secure alternative to collars for dogs, especially those prone to pulling.
- Shampoo and conditioner: Keep pets clean and smelling fresh with gentle shampoos and conditioners. Dry shampoo can be helpful for those without consistent access to a water source.
- Ear wipes and eye drops: Maintain good hygiene and prevent infections with gentle ear wipes and eye drops.
- Cat litter: Lightweight litter is preferred for those that are on foot or bike.
- Litterboxes: Choose covered boxes for discretion and odor control. Consider collapsible options for unhoused individuals.
- Food and water bowls: Stainless steel or ceramic bowls are durable and easy to clean. Collapsible bowls are ideal for unhoused individuals.
- Blankets and beds: Provide a warm and cozy haven with soft blankets or beds for snuggles and naptime.
- Toys and chews: Keep boredom at bay and promote mental stimulation with engaging toys and safe chews. Teething toys for puppies can be especially helpful.
- Poop bags and dispensers
- Heating pads: Help keep puppies senior pets comfortable on cold nights.
Consider specific needs: Some pets need specialty foods such as senior, diabetic, or food sensitive stomachs.
Every donation, big or small, makes a difference in the lives of pets and their families. Thank you for opening your heart and pantry to help those in need!
Bonus Tip: Organize a donation drive in your community to collect even more essential supplies for our pet pantry. Spread the word and let’s work together to make a pawsitive impact!