The following items are used routinely in caring for the animals, as well as taking care of the grounds and doing administrative work at the shelter. Gift cards are also useful for us in purchasing these items and some suggestions are listed below as well.

If you or someone you know is interested in donating goods, please deliver them to our animal care and adoption center during our regular hours. You can also purchase items from our Wish List and have them shipped directly to DHA in Wilmington! To view our Amazon Wish List for our Rehoboth location, click here! These lists contain our most urgent needs and are updated weekly!

If you have any questions, please contact our Client Services staff at (302) 571-0111 or Thank you for your support!

Wish List Items

  • Any brand or style of canned food for adult cats and kittens (ie. Friskies, Fancy Feast, Purina)
  • Hill’s Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Dry Cat Food
  • Hill’s Science Diet Kitten Healthy Development Dry Cat Food
  • KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer) and bottles
  • Cat litter
  • Stretch and Scratch cardboard scratchers
  • Cat toys/dancers
  • Catnip toys
  • Pop-up playpens
  • Heating pads (without auto shutoff) or microwavable heating discs
  • Small stainless steel bowls
  • Stainless steel litter pans (no plastic, please)
  • Hard plastic cat carriers
  • Humane traps
  • Hill’s Science Diet Adult Advanced Fitness Dry Dog Food
  • Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Healthy Development Dry Dog Food
  • Purina ProPlan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Dry Dog Food – Salmon
  • Soft dog treats
  • Puppy pads
  • Interactive, busy-style toys
  • Slow feeder bowls
  • Nylon, martingale snap collars in all sizes
  • Heavy-duty flat sided stainless steel pails
  • Metal playpens
Dog Enrichment Items
  • Hot dogs
  • Easy cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Canned sweet potato
  • Lunch meat
  • Cheese sticks
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Plain yogurt
  • Bone/beef/chicken broth
Cleaning Supplies
  • Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Commercial-grade trash bags
  • Industrial mop heads
  • New (unused) spray bottles
  • Bottle cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Tissues (we have enough currently!)
  • Hand sanitizer (we have enough currently!)
Medical Supplies
  • Cordless clippers
  • Lint rollers
  • Feliway Spray/plug-ins
  • Adaptil plug-ins
  • Pill pockets/paste
  • Disposable gowns
  • Unused nebulizers
  • Sturdy shelving units (HUGE NEED!)
  • XL rolling laundry carts (HUGE NEED!)
  • Storage bins
  • Pet friendly ice melt
  • Can openers (manual)
  • Fence screen-guards
  • Dry/wet erase markers and erasers
  • Sharpies
  • Post-it notes
  • Bird feeders/seed
  • Printer Ink Cartridges (please contact us for type)
Gift Cards
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Staples
  • PetSmart
  • Concord Pet Foods & Supplies
  • Riverfront Pets
  • etc.


Download our wish list for your own donation drive for our Wilmington location by clicking here! Our Rehoboth location’s wish list can be downloaded as well by clicking here. Thank you for your support!


Also consider donating needed items to our Rehoboth Adoption Center! Click the link below for a more specific wishlist:

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