Donated items help us care for homeless and abused animals, and are deeply appreciated. Or, if you donate money, we can buy in bulk and often save with a nonprofit rate!

Items can be dropped off between 9 am and 5 pm, 7 days a week, into our blue donation bin just inside our front door. We regret we are unable to pick-up any personal donations.

We always need:

  • Gently used or new bath towels (The bigger, the better!)
  • Queen-sized blankets and smaller, and pet beds that can be laundered in a normal washing machine (Bigger beds & blankets unfortunately can’t be laundered)
  • Pet food in the original bag/can up to 3 months after the expiration date
  • Scoopable cat litter & lightweight litter
  • Dog treats, Spray cheese, Peanut butter (Xylitol-free, please!)
  • Canned dog food
  • Waterless pet shampoo, Alcohol (must be 70% CLEAR alcohol – no scent)
  • Liquid Vick’s Solution (for steam vaporizers)
  • Yards of fleece for animal projects
  • Small cat furniture
  • Gift cards from places like, pet supply stores, and office supply stores

How to donate:

Thank you for donating items from our wish list! You can drop off donations at HSHV any day of the week, in the large blue donation bin inside our front vestibule. You may also ship items directly to our shelter via our Amazon Wishlist links (3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor 48105).

You may also drop off donations at Pup City Daycare. These donations are picked up regularly by HSHV volunteers (4177 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti 48197).

HSHV will accept the following donated pet food:

  • Dog and cat food in the original unopened bag within 3 months after the expiration date
  • Dog and cat food in the original opened bag within 3 months after the expiration date, providing it is free of bugs or rodent waste
  • Cans of food will be used in our shelter. Bags of dry food will be used by the shelter to help animals in our community, as well as in our pet food assistance program. Sorry, we have very limited uses for prescription dog and cat food.

We regret we cannot accept any of the following:

  • No controlled substances or medications (except unexpired flea/heartworm preventative)
  • No large comforters and pet beds that cannot be laundered in a normal washing machine
  • No pillows
  • No mattresses
  • No fitted sheets
  • No unclumping litter
  • No cedar or pine bedding
  • Please, no hand towels

Other Ways to Give

Questions about donating? Please email