Donate Goods From Our Wish List

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation who relies not only on monetary donations, but also in-kind donations to perform everyday functions.  In-kind donations are tax deductible, however we only are only able to accept certain items.  See the list of acceptable donation items below.  Please contact Development at 858-756-4117 ext. 339 for information on how to donate any of these items, questions about additional types of in-kind donations or assistance with a donation drive.  Donations can be dropped off at the Adoptions front desk during normal operating hours.

Adoptions Foster Program

  • Litter scoopers
  • Litter pans
  • Puppy potty pads
  • Waterproof tarps
  • Rolling carts
  • Kitty condos
  • Storage shelves
  • Small stainless steel bowls
  • Cotton balls
  • KMR kitten formula
  • Esbilac puppy formula
  • Miracle nipples for syringe feeding neonatal orphans
  • Newspaper!
  • Royal Canin Mother & baby cat dry & wet food  and formula
  • Royal Canin Mother & baby puppy dry & wet food and starter mousse
  • Baby wipes
  • Puppy & kitten shampoos
  • Dog toys (rope and Kong chew preferred)
  • Cat toys, preferably without catnip (fuzzy mice, balls with bells, small Mylar balls)
  • Medium and large pet carriers
  • Shopping/grocery bags-Paper or reusable

Therapeutic Riding

  • Cowboy Magic Detangler and conditioner
  • 2 speaker sound system
  • Fly spray


  • Any unexpired, unopened cat and dog food (can be wet or dry)
  • Cat and dog treats for all sizes
  • Canned food for SENIOR cats and dogs
  • Ziploc Freezer Gallon and/or Quart bags (Ziploc FREEZER brand only please)

Technology and Web Needs

  • Webcams
  • SD Card Readers
  • Flash Memory Cards

Club Pet

  • Smooth river rock pebbles (2 yards worth)


  • Golf cart batteries
  • Ladders (4, 6, 10 foot, preferably in great shape)
  • Scaffolding
  • Electric power tools
  • Power cords
  • Water pumps
  • Golf carts

Pet Encounter Therapy And Education

  • New or gently used bagless heavy duty vacuum
  • Gift certificates to local grocery stores, hardware stores, and gas stations
  • Rugs/towels
  • Metallic foldable exercise pens (same type as Adoptions has on their list)
  • Cuttlebone, sealed bird treats, birds toys
  • Magnetic reptile ledges
  • Likits
  • Hand crank emergency radio for evacuation kit
  • Small animal bedding
  • Rabbit/guinea pig pet bedding

Human Resources

  • Gift certificates for employee recognition
  • Restaurant owners who would like to donate lunch for all-staff luncheons

Due to Hurricane Hilary, all  departments will be closing at 3pm today.  Stay safe!