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Below are some items we can always use at our shelter, but this list is not all-inclusive! We receive many unexpected, unrequested and wonderful donations of equipment and supplies each year.

Think you may have something we could use? Just ask!

At our Bird Campus

1300 S. Bird Street
Boise, Idaho 83709

Veterinary Medical Center: 8am to 6pm daily
Shelter: Tues thru Sat: 11am to 7pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm

At our Dorman Campus

4775 W Dorman Street
Boise, Idaho 83709

8am to 6pm daily

(this is where we prefer donations be dropped off as we have to transport them back here ultimately)

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There’s no need to make an appointment to drop supplies. If you’d like a receipt, please ask for one at the front desk. You can also drop supplies at participating area businesses.

Below are some items we can always use at our shelter, but this list is not all-inclusive! We receive many unexpected, unrequested and wonderful donations of equipment and supplies each year.
Think you may have something we could use? Just ask!

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Dogs
  • Kongs
  • Nylabones – durable variety
  • Portable dog runs and pens
  • Kennels, crates, and carriers (new or used, all shapes and sizes)
  • Dog beds — all sizes
  • Dog food — dry (open in bag or new) and canned
  • Puppy food — dry (open in bag or new) and canned
  • Esbilac (replacement puppy milk)
  • Dog food dishes
  • Dog breed identification books
  • Dog biscuits/treats (open in box/bag or new)
  • Dog houses
  • Large dog carriers
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Peanut Butter (Xylitol free)
Cats
  • Cat toys
  • Kennels, crates, and carriers (new or used, all shapes and sizes)
  • Cat beds — all sizes
  • Dry Kitten food (open in bag or new) and canned
  • Dry Cat food (open in bag or new)
  • Canned Cat Food – pate-style preferred for in-shelter use for medicating cats
  • KMR (replacement kitten milk)
  • Humane cat traps
  • Cat breed identification books
  • Cat food dishes
  • Cat litter
  • Newspaper
  • Cat trees or scratching posts (new or gently used)
Small Animals
  • Timothy Hay
  • Guinea pig/gerbil/rat food
  • Rabbit food
  • Small animal chew sticks and treats
  • Waterers, small dishes
  • Small animal houses
  • Cages/pet pens
  • Pet bedding (no pine shavings, please)
  • Bird supplies
  • Litter pans
  • Wheels and cage accessories
General
  • Office supplies
  • Paper towels
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Washable rugs
  • Lawn and garden tools
  • Plastic Tote or Canvas Bags
  • Blankets (No blankets with feathers, zippers, or buttons please). If you sew or craft, we could use:
    • 18” x 24” for our Cattery.
    • 40″ x 25″ for our Dog Kennels.
  • Bleach
  • Ziplock bags – gallon size
  • Heating pads (with removable/washable covers)
  • Circulating water blankets or heating pads
  • Craft supplies for our Education Department
  • Gift cards/certificates to hardware or department stores

We take prescription food, both opened in bag and new! We even take food in canisters or open food with the brand label attached. NEW: Idaho law recently changed and we are now able to take prescription medication.

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Our Greatest Needs:

• Canned cat food
• Canned dog food
• Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
• Kitten and puppy food
• Puppy pads
• Peanut Butter (Xylitol free)

If you sew or craft,
we could use:

• 18” x 24” for our Cattery
• 40″ x 25″ for our Dog Kennels

We are unable to take:

• Sheets
• Pillows
• Sleeping bags or items with zippers, buttons, beads, feathers, etc.
• Mattress pads
• Upholstered chairs/couches
• Bags of food out of original package

Donation questions? 

Contact Kendall Schreiner

(208) 387-2760
[email protected] 

Donate food for pets in need

The Pet Food Pantry provides dog and cat food to families and individuals in need of assistance and to homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels. It also helps us maintain our pet food supply for foster care families and provide pet food to other local animal welfare organizations.

Donate dog beds for our kennels

We want the dogs at the shelter to be as comfortable as possible while they wait to be reunited with their owners or find a new home. Our kennel floors are hard, so having a nice off-the-ground bed makes a huge difference. Kuranda allows you to purchase a bed for the shelter at a low price and have it shipped directly to the shelter.

Donate your vehicle

You can support the Idaho Humane Society by donating your used car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV, or boat. Donating your vehicle is easy. Contact us and we will take care of everything. You get a tax write off while supporting animals in need!

Donate Aluminum Cans

Did you know that we accept aluminum cans for recycling? We make approximately $1000 a month thanks to our generous supporters. You can drop the cans off in a gated area located at the front of our Dorman Campus, at the Bird Campus front door, or at any Zamzows in Boise, Meridian (except Lake Hazel), Kuna, or Eagle.

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