Thanks to generous donations, the APS of Durham is able to provide care to thousands of homeless animals every year. Listed below are some of the supplies we use, most on a daily basis. The first few items in each category (highlighted in pink) are those that we use so consistently, we run out of them more often than other supplies. Gift certificates to Barnes Supply Company, Petco, Petsmart and Staples are always greatly appreciated and allow us to purchase what is most needed at a particular time. Thank you again for your support.

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How to get item donations to us: There are basically two ways to get your donations of items to APS of Durham: 1) you can have them shipped to our physical address at 2117 E. Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27704; or 2) you can bring them to the shelter during business hours. Because of social distancing practices, please leave your donations just outside of the shelter front doors. If there is an attendant present, they can assist you. If not, staff bring items inside several times throughout the day. In-kind donation receipt forms can be found just to the left of the shelter entrance, with a lock-box available for you to leave one copy for us. If you have questions, please contact the Development Department at 919-560-0640 ext 235 for assistance.

To make a financial donation, please either mail your check to APS of Durham at the address above or click here to make an online donation.  Thank you for your support!

Items indicated with * and those in red type are high priority for the shelter.

*Kitten wish list:

  • Friskies canned poultry platter
  • Kitten/Cat nail trimmers

Dogs and Cats:

  • Canned dog food
  • Non- clumping cat litter (e.g. Tidy Cat)
  • Small bites dry dog food (adult or puppy)
  • Large/X-Large Kongs
  • Rope (tug) toys for dogs
  • Nylabones
  • Zuke’s soft dog treats
  • Easy Walk Harnesses
  • Soft brushes (small, baby brushes for cats and kittens)
  • Little Salad Dressing Shaker by OXO
  • * Cardboard box trays, to use for cat litter boxes (the kind canned goods are stored on)

Pocket Pets:

  • Small animal bedding (no cedar) – Aspen or Care Fresh
  • Timothy Hay (bagged)
  • Guinea pig food

Misc. Shelter Supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Batteries (D, AA)
  • Doggie poop bags

Office/Staff:

  • Copy paper
  • Pens
  • Highlighters (all colors)
  • Staplers and staples
  • Scotch tape
  • Paperclips
  • Binders (larger sizes)
  • Plastic cutlery/plates
  • Postage stamps