Clients frequently ask us where they can donate items their pets will no longer need, from collars to bedding to food to medications. These items can be hard to have around the house and donating them can be a better alternative to disposing the items. We decided to do the groundwork for our clients and create this blogpost as a quick and useful guide of what organizations will take what items in what condition. Please note that these lists may not be the complete Wish Lists for the organizations. You are more than welcome to donate to any of these organizations directly, but you may also donate items to Radiant Heart, and we will donate the items to the appropriate group.

  1. Whatcom Humane Society
  • Blankets and towels – October-February Only (no electric blankets)
  • Dog collars
  • Dog walk harnesses – Wonder Walker, SENSE-ation or SENSE-ible brands
  • New dog and cat toys
  • Flea medications (package can be opened or unopened)
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Leashes
  • Small animal treats and toys
  • Bags and cans of dog and cat food (can be open or unopened, just not expired)
  • Tennis balls (new)
  • KONG Toys (L & XL) for shelter dogs (new)
  • Catnip
  • Rubber stall mats
  • New halters and lead ropes for horses
  • Fly spray
  • De-wormer
  • Bags of animal bedding (pellets)
  • Horse treats
  • Salt blocks for horse
  • Play-pens
  • Pet carriers (all sizes)
  • Frozen meats (chicken, liver, heart, venison)
  • Frozen fish (small and large sizes)
  • Frozen berries
  • Soy-free cat and dog food (Costco Brand is good)
  • High quality wet canned cat food
  • Cracked corn
  • Bird seed
  • Various nuts (for squirrels)
  • Ensure – Vanilla flavor
  • Blood worms (cube style)
  1. Happy Tails, Happy Homes
  • Blankets
  • Food
  • Crates
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Toys
  1. SPOT
  • Cat and dog beds
  • Litter pans (clean)
  • Premium canned pet food
  • Stainless steel bowls
  • Premium cat Litter
  • Puppy pads
  • Iams kitten food
  • Pet Carriers
  1. Old Dog Haven
    • Flea medications (brands Revolution, Simparica, NexGard or Bravecto flea treatment)
    • Will accept other medications, if they are not liquid and not expired. Contact [email protected] for the mailing address.
  2. Alternative Humane Society
    • Take a variety of items, including food (opened or unopened – just not super expired), medications, blankets, bedding, toys, collars, treats. AHS has a donation box inside Petco and they are willing to pick items up from our facility as well.
    • Any items that AHS cannot use are donated to the Lummi Food Bank
  3. A special note about medications – Check with your veterinary service provider about unused medications. If they won’t take them, the kind folks at Northshore Vet can receive them, so long as the medications are not a controlled substance and are not expired.