Please note that monetary gifts are the preferred donation as it allows for APA! to allocate immediate resources to where we need them most, as well as provides critical operating dollars for our clinic and care staff. You can make an online gift here.
Donations from the public make up a big portion of the supplies we use to take care of our animals in the shelter and in foster homes! If you have items at home that you are considering giving to APA!, please check this list to ensure we can make the best use of your donation. Or scroll down to see our Amazon wishlist.
This is not an exhaustive list but includes items we get asked about the most. If there are excess items we do not need in the shelter, they may be provided to foster families or other pet owners in need.
Computers that can run Windows 10 and have at least 6 GB RAM
Pet and human medications, in the original packaging
Any dog or cat food, dry kibble or canned
Open bags of food, as long as in the original packaging
Crates and carriers, all sizes
6-foot flat leashes and martingale collars
Towels, flat sheets, fleece blankets, small comforters
Washable dog beds
Please consider sharing these items with individuals or another organization that can fully utilize these donations.
Food that is not in the original packaging
Rawhide dog chews or animal bones
Retractable leashes/ flexi-leads, chain collars
Plastic litter boxes or scoops
Litter pan liners, newspapers
Couch or patio cushions, pillows
Duvets, fitted sheets, electric blankets
The donation drop-off area is outside of the Medical Clinic (Building C) of our shelter headquarters at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez. The gates are open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thank you!
Austin Pets Alive! relies on the generosity of our community – find out more about the different ways you can support the animals who need us most!