Short term and long term. Bedding, crates, food, and medical expenses for the care of the animal are provided for by DAWG and the animal shelter. You provide the home, attention, and the care.
Full size towels are needed for wiping down the dogs after the kennels are cleaned, after their walks in inclement weather, and after baths. You may bring them to the shelter at any time.
REGULAR PET FOOD
DAWG would like the dogs and cats to have as high a quality of the pet food for the animals while they are in the shelter. Good pet food restores overall health. DAWG appreciates the quality of these brands of pet foods offer: Costco Kirkland dog and cat kibble and canned food, Canidae (dog and cat) all life stages, California Natural dog, Wellness cat, Friskies Pate canned food (cat), and Innova cat and dog. Contact DAWG for more information.
SPECIAL PET FOOD
Dogs and cats, like humans, occasionally need pet food which meets their individual nutritional requirements. They may have allergies, joint pain from injuries or aging, or other health/age-related concerns such as pregnancy, sensitive digestion, senior or young animal (puppy and kitten) needs. Contact DAWG for direction if you would like to donate these foods.
LEASHES, COLLARS, HARNESSES
This equipment is needed by the walkers on a daily basis. English leads, prong collars, choke collars, and harnesses of all sizes are needed.
The cats love ”feathery sticks”, and other interactive cat toys. Shelter cats have a room where they play with the toys under supervision and care of volunteers. Please, no string toys allowed in the cat cottage. The dogs love thick rope toys and tennis or rubber balls while playing in the exercise yard. Only KONG chew toys (black and red) are permitted in their kennels.
CLUMPING CAT LITTER
Cats like clean living space. Clumping cat litter keeps the area fresh and the dust levels low, which is good for both the cats and the care givers. Scoop Away, Littermaid, and Arm & Hammer are good examples and available at many retailers including Costco, Walmart, Petco and Petsmart.
DAWG would greatly appreciate gift cards to Costco, Walmart, Petco, Petsmart, and any local pet supply retailer.