Donations and Volunteers

We’re so grateful for the support of our volunteers and donors! Scroll below for information on how you can help support our pets as they await their forever homes.

  • Make a monetary donation: All money we receive is used to care for animals with special medical needs (surgeries, treatment, long-term care) as well as for special projects at the shelter to provide comfortable conditions for the animals. Special projects can include play yard renovations, fence repair and addition/repair of other shelter amenities. Donate now with Donorbox
  • Donate from our wish lists: We appreciate donations of food and supplies from the list below. You can also find items on our Amazon Wish List!
  • Foster an animal in need: We seek fosters to care for animals with temporary medical needs, have behavioral issues, are too young for spay/neuter or are otherwise not ready for adoption. Fosters must pass a background check, attend an orientation and complete training with a coordinator. Learn more by calling 214.509.4378.
  • Volunteer at the shelter: Volunteers age 18 and older can assist at the shelter by walking dogs, playing with animals and helping with other tasks as needed. We seek long-term volunteers who can provide consistent care and assistance for our animals. Volunteers must pass a background check and attend an orientation and training. Learn more by calling 214.509.4378.

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Donation Items

We appreciate donations of food, cleaning supplies, pet supplies and toys for our shelter animals. You can also find items on our Amazon Wish List. Donations can be dropped off at Allen Animal Shelter, 770 S. Allen Heights Drive.

Food and Treats
Iams Adult / Iams Puppy Minichunks dog food
Iams Adult / Iams Kitten cat food
Canned cat and kitten food (Pâté style preferred)
Animal Safety and Comfort
Collars (new or gently used)
Dog and cat beds
Throw blankets
Clay cat litter
Toenail clippers
Brushes and combs
Dog, cat, puppy and kitten shampoo
Dog and cat toys
Stretch and Scratch
Cleaning Supplies
HE laundry soap
Blue Dawn soap
Paper towels
Antibacterial hand soap
Adoption Supplies
Gift bags (all sizes)