Wish List


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Our Wish List

A wide variety of items and products are needed to accomplish the lifesaving work done at the Richmond SPCA. From pet food, to treats and toys, to veterinary care supplies, all of the items listed on this page play a crucial role in the health and happiness of the pets in our care. Read on to learn how you can help care for pets by donating items on our wish list.

For convenient shipping direct to our humane center, please follow the links to our Amazon and Chewy lists.

Our most urgent needs – updated on 9/28/23

  • Large and XL dog crates (Amazon/Chewy)
  • Shallow cardboard boxes for litter pans
  • Hill’s Science Diet kitten pate wet food (Amazon)
  • Corrugated cardboard scratchers (to condition claws and reduce stress (Amazon/Amazon)
  • Metal Litter boxes (Amazon)
  • 10mL Syringes (Amazon)

During the spring and summer months, we see a dramatic increase in the number of kittens in our care. You can ensure that our shelter is fully stocked and ready to supply foster care providers with kitten equipment by shopping our Foster Care Wishlist here.

Animal Care

Items in the Animal Care category help us meet the basic physical needs of the pets in our care.

Training and Enrichment

Here at the Richmond SPCA, our animal behavior & training team ensures that each of the animals in our shelter are happy and mentally healthy. The products in this category help our pets have fun! From tasty treats to interesting puzzle toys, our pets love to see donations from this category.



Veterinary Care

Veterinary supplies* are crucial to caring for all of the pets in our shelter, hospital and at Smoky’s Spay & Neuter Clinic. Items on this list help us to provide medical attention to those who need it most and support our TNVR program at Smoky’s.

  • Rescue wipes (Amazon)
  • Sterile surgical/medical rubber gloves
  • Syringe pole 48″ 3ml/5ml (to inoculate more unruly animals from a distance, reducing risk of injury Campbell Pet Company)
  • Non-scented hand lotion, soap and sanitizer
  • Humane cat traps (Amazon/Amazon)

*Neither human nor animal medications can be accepted as donations.

Foster Care

Our Foster Care program allows our pets to spend time outside of our shelter while they remain in our care. Our wonderful foster care volunteers help ensure the safety and comfort of our pets while they are recovering from medical procedures, or just waiting to meet their perfect match.

  • Gerber baby food, chicken & turkey (Amazon)
  • Miracle Nipples to bottle-feed infant kittens (Amazon)
  • Breeder’s Edge kitten formula (Amazon/Amazon)

Shelter Operations

Maintenance of our facilities and office supplies keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes.


  • Nature’s Miracle (stain and odor remover Amazon)
  • Spray bottles
  • Gift cards from the following retailers, mailed to us at 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220 or emailed to give@richmondspca.org:

Office Support

  • Laminator machine (Amazon)
  • Scotch tape (Amazon)
  • Stickers for adoption postcards (Amazon)
  • Staplers (Amazon)
  • Sharpies (black, all thicknesses) and pens
  • AAA batteries (Amazon)

Staff Support

Help take care of the folks who care for our pets!

  • Mop handles (Amazon)
  • Treat pouches (Amazon)
  • Neck fans (Amazon) and cooling towels (Amazon)
  • Fanny packs (for carrying treats and supplies) – this item can be purchased in our gift shop!

If you are interested in donating items that are not listed above, please email us or call 804-521-1308 to learn if we can accept your generous donation.

Items we do not accept:

  • Opened dog or cat food
  • Human or animal medications
  • Rawhides
  • Electric blankets
  • Flexi/retractable leashes
  • Used cat trees
  • Pillows
  • Glossy magazines

Thanks to your generosity, we no longer need the following items:

  • Cat litter
  • Tennis balls
  • Fabric softener
  • Shredded paper
  • Egg cartons
  • Slip leads
  • Pee pads
  • Chicken broth

Donation drop-off instructions

To donate items in-person, please come to our humane center at 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, VA 23220 during the drop-off hours below. Please park in the first lot facing Rhoadmiller Street. Let our front desk associate know you are dropping off a donation, and you will be asked to leave your item(s) on a donation cart in the lobby of our humane center.

Drop-off hours:

Mondays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesdays – Fridays: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays: Noon to 5 p.m.

Forgot to request a receipt for your tax-deductible charitable donation? Fill out our online form to receive a receipt via email.

Shop online for our pets

Our Amazon and Chewy wish lists have much-needed items that you can order online and have sent directly to our shelter and veterinary hospital.

Youth Fundraising

Children can help the animals in our care by organizing a donation drive for the items on our wish list or by completing one of our suggested craft projects.

Learn more about activities for kids offered at the Richmond SPCA.

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