Shelter pets need all the love they can get. Want to make a shelter pet happy? You can use your skills, donate items, volunteer… there are so many creative ways to help out.
Spread the Word
Share adoptable pets on social media. You know your friends love seeing pics of cute pups.
Animal Uber? Have a car? Sometimes, animals need to be transferred between foster families, shelters, etc.
Show Off Your Skills
Photographers. Good pics for adoption profiles can make a world of difference.
Website/Graphic Designers. Offer your skills in web designing or making flyers, brochures, etc.
Crafty peeps. Create homemade blankets, toys, bandanas, etc.
DIYers. Are you handy? Offer your carpentry skills for repairs or projects.
Most shelters welcome new and gently used donations. And many of these things, you probably already have in your own home!
- Cat/Dog Toys
- Dry & Canned Dog Food
- Blankets & Towels (no pillows/comforters)
- Cat Litter
- Dog Chews
Make a Shelter’s Wish Come True
Many shelters have a specific wish list with items that are most needed. Some even have Amazon wish lists for easy shopping/donating.
Pet Project Foundation, San Clemente-Dana Point
Irvine Animal Care Center, Irvine
Animal Services Center, Mission Viejo
Newport Beach Animal Shelter & Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary, Newport Beach
OC Animal Care, Tustin
OC Humane Society, Huntington Beach
Seal Beach Animal Care Center, Seal Beach
Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA), Downey
spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center, Long Beach
One more thing! Petsguide office is a drop-off location for Operation Blankets of Love.