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 incredibly useful for purchasing these items. More suggestions are listed below as well.

If you or someone you know is interested in donating supplies, please contact us prior to delivering them to our animal care and adoption center. You can also purchase items from our Wish List or Wish List and have them shipped directly to DHA at 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. These lists contain our most urgent, specific needs and are frequently updated!

If you’d like to send items to our Rehoboth Beach Adoption center, donations can be shipped directly to DHA at 18675 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

If you have any questions, please contact our Client Services staff at Thank you for your support!

General Wish List Items

  • Any brand or style of wet 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 -Petlac brand preferred), bottles, Miracle nipples
  • Cat litter
  • Pop-up playpens (metal or nylon/vinyl)
  • Heating pads (without auto shutoff) or microwavable heating discs
  • Stretch and Scratch cardboard scratchers
  • Cat toys/dancers
  • Catnip toys
  • Small stainless steel bowls
  • Stainless steel litter pans (no plastic, please)
  • Hard plastic cat carriers (top load is our favorite)
  • Humane traps (36′ or larger)
  • Tomahawk Humane Trap (42″)
  • 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 (MOST URGENT)
  • Large plush throw blankets (50″x60″ and larger is best)
  • Puppy pads
  • Dog puzzles and treat dispensing toys
  • Slow feeder bowls
  • Kong Wobblers
  • Large Kongs or stuffable West Paw toys
  • Nylabones
  • Nylon, martingale snap collars in all sizes
  • Heavy-duty flat sided stainless steel pails
  • Metal playpens
  • Large foldable dog crates (36″ and larger)
Dog Enrichment Items
  • Hot dogs
  • Easy cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese sticks
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Lunch meat
Cleaning Supplies
  • Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Commercial-grade trash bags (30 gal & 13 gal)
  • Industrial mop heads
  • New, unused spray bottles
  • Sturdy bottle cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues (we have enough currently!)
Medical Supplies
  • Wi-Fi trail camera
  • Sturdy shelving units
  • XL rolling laundry carts
  • Storage bins
  • Window crayons
  • Can openers (manual)
  • Fence screen-guards
  • Dry/wet erase markers and erasers
  • Sharpies
  • Post-it notes
  • Bird feeders/seed
  • Pet friendly ice melt
  • Printer Ink Cartridges (please contact us for type)
Gift Cards
  • PetSmart
  • Concord Pet Foods & Supplies
  • Riverfront Pets
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Staples
  • 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!

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