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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Dogs and Cats:

  • Small bites dry dog food (adult or puppy)
  • Purina One dry kitten food
  • Friskies canned poultry platter
  • Gerber baby food – chicken or turkey
  • Sunbeam Standard Size Heating Pads (no auto shutoff) for kittens
  • Kitten/Cat nail trimmers
  • Soft brushes (small, baby brushes for cats and kittens)
  • Little Salad Dressing Shaker by OXO
  • Canned dog food
  • Non- clumping cat litter (e.g. Tidy Cat)
  • Towels
  • Rope (tug) toys for dogs
  • Nylabones
  • Zuke’s soft dog treats
  • Easy Walk Harnesses

Pocket Pets:

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

Misc. Shelter Supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Batteries (D, AA, 9V, C)
  • Disinfectant hand soap
  • Poop bags for dogs
  • Latex cleaning gloves
  • Landscaping mulch


  • Copy paper
  • Pens
  • Highlighters (all colors)
  • Staplers and staples
  • Scotch tape
  • Paperclips
  • Binders (larger sizes)
  • Band-aids
  • Neosporin
  • Plastic cutlery/plates
  • Postage stamps
  • Gatorade
  • Flash Drives