Thank you for considering a donation to Ahimsa House! Support from individuals and organizations in the community is very important to our survival.

The Basics

In addition to cash gifts, which help us cover the costs of veterinary care and emergency boarding for the animals in our program as well as our day-to-day expenses such as our phone bill for our 24-hour crisis line, we are glad to accept in-kind donations of new and gently used items. If purchasing new, please consider shopping via iGive and selecting us as your charity of choice so we will benefit even more!

[NOTE:] A common question we’re asked is, “Why aren’t there more pet supplies on your list? Can I donate such items anyway?” The answer is that thanks to the generosity of local businesses and donors, we usually have plenty of pet supplies.

Our real needs are for the items below, which are much harder for us to get donated. They may not be as much “fun” to shop for, but your donation of one of the items below will directly benefit our work by allowing us to save our precious funds for other needs. Thank you!

Supplies Needed

Gift Cards:

  • Gas Cards for pet transportation/outreach vehicle we won in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Contest
  • General Retailers (Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Office Depot, Home Depot)
  • Pet Supply stores (PetSmart, PetCo, 1800 PetMeds)
  • Ikea
  • Other Retailers (any amount) that we can use as incentives/prizes are our outreach events & fundraisers


  • Rolling suitcase or rolling duffle (large) for outreach materials
  • Tent canopies (with our logo would be a bonus!) for outreach events
  • Sponsor a 10-hour crisis line volunteer training; donate food and refreshments for volunteers

Office Supplies:

  • New desktop or laptop computer
  • Printer cartridges – HP LaserJet 53A, Canon 240 & 241, HP Laser Jet 305A, and Lexmark X264
  • Paper shredder
  • First-Class stamps
  • Thank You cards
  • Blank greeting cards
  • Cell phones for our phone donation program (any model, any condition, working or not)
  • Computer speakers

Paper Products:

  • Copy paper
  • 3 hole copy paper
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Pet Supplies:

  • Folding wire crates (all sizes needed)
  • UNOPENED Allergy-free food (wheat free, chicken free)
  • UNOPENED pet food
  • UNOPENED pet treats
  • Break-away collars for cats
  • Dog collars (all sizes)
  • Non-retractable 6-foot dog leashes (all sizes)
  • Heartworm prevention for any size dog
  • Flea prevention for dogs and cats (only brands sold by veterinarians)
  • E-Collars (all sizes for dogs and cats)
  • Low-Jack collars
  • Puppy pads
  • Litter
  • Litter box
  • Non-clumping litter
  • Litter scoops
  • Plastic storage bins must have lid (all sizes)
  • Pet grooming wipes
  • New cat scratching posts
  • Airline approved pet carriers