We are in urgent need of support from the community with stray/lost pets, adoptions, fosters, and donations due to the increase of canine upper respiratory illness. Learn More

Donate Items

Donate Items

Toys, food, and other pet supplies are purchased at wholesale prices, so a cash donation is more cost-effective than purchasing and donating those types of items themselves.

However, if you would like to donate new or used items to the Humane Society, donated items may be dropped off anytime during our business hours: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday – Sunday. Simply bring your donation through the front doors, and see our Greeter for delivery and receipt. If you are making a donation of items larger than one carload, please email development@thehumanesociety.org in advance to schedule the drop-off. We do not accept grooming supplies, homemade treats or food, large or extra-large beds, homemade pet toys, or stuffed animals that are not manufactured for animal use. We are always in need of the following:

Approved Donated Food Items

Any donated food will be accepted for use in our Pet Food Pantry, but these are our preferred brands:

  • Cesar
  • Diamond Maintenance
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Fancy Feast
  • Friskies
  • Kirkland
  • KMR Milk Replacer
  • Natures Balance
  • Ox Bow Exotic Food
  • Royal Canin
  • Sheba
  • Tiki
  • Timothy Hay (unopened)
  • Treats – Any brand, hard or soft

We cannot accept expired food, and donated food must have at least 2 months before the expiration date marked. We cannot accept open bags of food or homemade treats or food. We are currently not accepting k/d or renal support foods.

Approved Donated Supplies

  • Baby Wipes
  • Belly Bands
  • E-Collars
  • Heat Disks
  • Martingale Style Collars
  • Kuranda Dog Beds
  • Nursing Bottles
  • Plastic Shopping Bags
  • Small Animal Bedding (no woodchips)
  • Tidy Cat Non-Clumping Litter
  • Towels
  • Training/Pee Pads

For the safety of shelter pets, we cannot accept blankets with stuffing or feathers.

Approved Donated Toys

  • Hueter Toledo Toys or other hard toys
  • JW Hol-ee Toys or other rubber toys
  • Kong toys
  • Nylabone chew toys
  • Small Animal Wood Chew Toys (unopened)
  • Tennis Balls

We can only accept new toys that are made for animal use.

Shop and Help Animals

 

Amazon

The shelter will receive a donation when you make a qualifying purchase through Amazon Smile and select the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County as your charity of choice.

Shop our Amazon Wish Lists to donate much-needed pet food and supplies directly to our organization:

Chewy

Shop our Chewy Wish List to donate much-needed pet food and supplies directly to our organization.

Not registered with Chewy? Use our referral link to shop our Wish List and then create an account at checkout. Chewy will donate $15 to our organization for every new user who makes a purchase using our link.