Wish List

As a 100% publicly-funded shelter, we rely on you to help save lives! By donating (new and gently used) items from our wishlist, you can provide food, comfort, treats, and fun to our cats, dogs, and other pets on a daily basis. You can drop them off at the Refuge (1242 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147) any time we're open, and smaller, waterproof items can be pushed through the gate if we're closed. Alternately, you can order off our Amazon.com wishlist from the comfort of your own home, and have them ship directly to us.  (Make your Amazon purchase count even more - go through AmazonSmile, and Amazon will donate a portion of all eligible purchases to the Refuge.)

Everyday Items 

  • Purina One dry dog and cat food
  • Canned cat and dog food
  • Hot dogs - we use these for training and treating!
  • Xylitol-free peanut butter (Skippy is a good choice)
  • Towels, sheets, washcloths and bedding
  • Laundry detergent - perfume and dye free
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Scouring pads
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Newspapers.
  • Cat Beds
  • Kuranda Dog Beds
  • Kongs!
  • Stretch and Scratch shelter cat stratching pads
  • Cat Toys (sturdy, washable)
  • Dog Toys (sturdy, washable)
  • Copy Paper (reams)
  • Pens, highlighters, and Sharpies
  • Post-Its
  • Vacuum cleaner, new or gently used.

    Gift cards make a great gift!
  • Acme or Whole Foods, to keep up our supply of vegetables for our rabbits and other small guys!
  • Staples, Office Max, etc... to help us always stay stocked with essentials

Thank you so much!


Please note: due to storage and safety considerations, we are unable to accept the following

  • Open or expired pet food
  • Used or open medications or prescription