If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve begun posting an adoptable dog from a shelter each Sunday. It’s true that one of the biggest needs shelters have is for people to foster and adopt the dogs they have in their care. However, if you can’t adopt a dog, there are many other ways you can help your local shelter. Here’s our list of the top ten things they need.10. Office supplies or a gift card to an office supply store
9. Dish soap / laundry detergent
8. Old cloth towels and paper towels
7. Food and water dishes
5. Leashes and collars
4. Old blankets
3. Pet food
2. Cold, hard cash
1. Volunteers – spend a day bathing animals, walking the dogs, and providing the love and human contact shelter animals crave. If you have special skills like Web site design or office administration, why not volunteer to help the shelter in that area, as well?
If nothing on this list strikes your fancy, look on your shelter’s Web site or call them to see if they have a wish list specific to their needs. One shelter I looked up was asking for computer equipment, another needed a used van, and another needed a digital camera. Their needs are varied and they come in all price ranges.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!