Shopping list – items we need

Our shopping list contains a wide variety of items from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. We are thankful for all of the items that are donated to us whether it be beds, food, treats or kennels. Below are some of the items we need to help bring a little comfort to dogs (and sometimes cats!) in shelters or foster homes.
Donations can be dropped off at Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter (10 Mulgrave Road Mulgrave NSW 2756) or at the donation bin situated just inside the door at Bunnings Dural (248 – 252 New Line Road Dural NSW 2158). For large donations we can arrange for pick-up by one of our volunteers, please contact us for more information.

At the grocery store

Something as simple as a bag of rice and pasta can turn a shelter dogs ordinary meal into a stomach filling meal that will last all day long. White rice and pasta are cooked for shelter dogs and added to their daily meal of dry dog biscuits. For some of the long term or older dogs this helps keep their belly’s fuller for longer and gives it a bit of texture to a bowl of dry food.

At the pet supply store

Everything your pampered pooch has at home is a shelter dogs dream! The shelter accepts donations of wet and dry dog food, dog treats (which especially come in handy for capturing engaging images of dogs), blankets, trampoline-style beds (unfortunately they cannot accept beds with foam or stuffing), dog toys, dog coats and chew treats that can be easily consumed and are not a choking hazard.

At the homeware store

Nothing beats curling up on a cold Winters night with a blanket wrapped around you on a comfortable couch. Now imagine living outside on the same Winters night in a cold concrete kennel with nothing to keep you warm. Sadly, this is the reality for hundreds of shelter dogs. But you can keep them warm, and sometimes you may not even need to leave the house! Blankets are relatively cheap at discount stores, or if you are cleaning out wardrobes, cabinets or cupboard you may find some old but clean blankets that can be given a second life. Council workers do wash donated blankets so you know that many dogs will benefit from your one blanket.