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 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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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


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