Shelter Wish List

Always needed; always appreciated

It takes a lot of stuff to keep a shelter going. Cleaning supplies, pet supplies, office supplies, gas-the list goes on and on. That’s just the day to day needs. Concrete is easy to clean, but makes a hard, cold bed, so Helping Strays uses Karunda Beds in our runs. There is always one that needs replacing. Crates for adoption events and foster families are always in short supply. Then there are the really expensive items that, if available, would make things easier. Here is a list of items, large and small, that would be greatly appreciated and put to good use.

Priority Needs

  • Paper towels
  • Kongs, large and king size
  • Nylabone and Benebone chew toys, especially large
  • Esbilac puppy formula
  • Breeder’s Edge or KMR kitten Milk Replacer (kitten formula)
  • Poop bags
  • Clorox disinfecting bleach (must state kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria)

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Helping Strays will not accept rope toys or rawhide of any kind

Continuing Needs

  • Trash bags: 55 gallon, 35 gallon
  • Clorox wipes
  • Original, blue Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Snuggle Safe Microwave Heating Pad (for newborn puppies and kittens)
  • Leashes, 6 feet, heavy-duty
  • British style slip lead
  • Portable Power Washer for Dog Quarantine
  • Large, heavy duty dog toys
  • Jolly Balls, large
  • Food dispensing toys for both dogs and cats
  • Small Cat Beds
  • Tri-Fold Paper Towels
  • Dust pans
  • Brooms, wicker, large kitchen, or dust broom
  • First class postage stamps
  • Printing paper
  • Fuel cards
  • Gift cards from Three Tails Parlor and Pantry, Walmart, PetSmart, Petco, and Treats Unleashed
  • Portable dog crates, medium and large
  • Martingale collars

The following can be purchased at Three Tails Parlor and Pantry in Columbia and Waterloo

Visit the Three Tails website to order online.

  • West Paw toys, large
  • Jolly balls
  • Licki mats
  • Benebone chew toys, large
  • Charlee Bear treats
  • Bil Jack treats
  • Kongs, large and king size
  • Snuffle mats
  • Slow feeders
  • Puzzle toys
  • Crunchy O Treats
  • Grandma Lucy’s Treats
  • Puppy pillows (heart shapes)
  • Cat toys
  • Cat tunnels