Wish Lists for the Animals

Want to give exactly what our animals or programs need most? Visit the following wish lists! Or shop Pet Food Express using this link, and 4% of your purchase total will be donated to ARF. 



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Items Accepted

Donations may be dropped off during normal business or adoption hours or shipped directly to ARF’s campus at 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.  

If you have questions about how to make a donation or whether we can use an item you’d like to donate, please contact [email protected].

We currently do not have the space to accept donations of large dog crates or plush dog toys.

Cat Supplies

  • Cat tree scratching posts
  • “Ultimate” scratching posts
  • Cardboard scratching pads
  • Kitten milk replacement powder – unopened and unexpired
  • Aluminum litter pans – similar to aluminum steam or roasting pans; approximate size 16″ x 12″
  • Assorted toys – without small detachable parts like bells, buttons, strings, etc.
  • Wand toys
  • Treats – unopened and unexpired, made in USA
  • Washable cat beds
  • Fleece blankets
  • Plastic litter pans – approximate size 16″ x 12″
  • Plastic scoops
  • Small weight scales (like food scales)
  • Food bowls

Dog Supplies

  • Large (60×40) fleece blankets/throws
  • Exercise pens
  • KONGs – all sizes
  • Kuranda beds
  • Interactive puzzle toys
  • Nylabones – all sizes and flavors
  • Rawhide chews – made in USA
  • Packages of hot dogs and blocks of mild cheese – for training treats
  • Training/bait bags for treats
  • Rope toys
  • Assorted toys – durable, washable, and non-destructible
  • Dog treats – all shapes and sizes, unopened and unexpired, made in USA
  • Large jars of peanut butter – no xylitol
  • Large dog treat rolls
  • Puppia harnesses – x-small, small, medium
  • Muzzles
  • Collars – martingale, variety of sizes
  • 6’ clip leashes – variety of widths
  • Food bowls

Gift Cards

  • ACE Hardware
  • Costco
  • Chewy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Gas gift cards – Chevron preferred
  • Home Depot
  • Joann’s Fabrics
  • Michael’s
  • Office Depot
  • Orchard Supply Hardware
  • Oriental Trading
  • Pet Food Express
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Safeway
  • Sears
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Whole Foods

Cleaning/Medical Supplies

  • Non-latex gloves – sizes medium and large
  • Seal-top bag – snack sized, sandwich, and gallon sized
  • Sponges – blue/green or yellow/green packages
  • Window cleaner – jugs
  • Carpet cleaner – jugs
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Distilled water
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Hand lotion – unscented
  • Digital thermometers
  • High-pressure hoses
  • Step-lid trash cans – 10 gallons
  • Carpet/upholstery cleaner

Office Supplies and More

  • Target gift cards
  • White copy paper: 8½”x11″, 8½”x14″, and 11″x17″
  • Assorted bright colored copy paper: 8½”x11″
  • Pastel green and yellow copy paper: 8½”x11″
  • Construction paper
  • Washable markers
  • Blue painters tape
  • Laminating sheets: 8½”x11″ and 11″x17″
  • Pads of lined writing paper – any color
  • Sharpies
  • Mailing envelopes: 9″x12″ and 11″x13″
  • Lint rollers
  • Zip ties
  • Dry erase markers – all colors
  • Presentation materials – easels and easel pads
  • Rubbermaid roughneck 18 gallon storage bin 
  • 8-foot white or black plastic tablecloths and table runners
  • Rolls of wire ribbon – various colors
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper plates, utensils, cups
  • Forever postage stamps
  • Rain suits
  • Batteries: 9V, AA, AAA, and D
  • Rechargeable batteries: AA
  • Airwick scented oil plug-in refill packs

Vehicle Donations

Donate your car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, boat, and more. Most vehicles located in California are accepted. Towing, paperwork, and tax documentation are all provided. Save time, avoid all the hassle of selling your vehicle, and receive a tax write-off. It’s an easy, free way to help animals.

Donate by calling (888) 686-4483 or complete the Car Donation Services form.


Other Ways to Donate

Thrift Store

Donate gently-used items to provide affordable veterinary care to low-income families through the ARF Emergency Medical Fund®.

Stocks and Bonds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy, tax-effective way to save animals.

Make a Cash Gift

Put your gift to work immediately to help animals in need and struggling pet guardians.

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