Every item donated to the Maryland SPCA is one less item we need to buy to care for our shelter pets.

Please consider purchasing from our Amazon Wish List. Amazon will send your gift directly to us. (We don’t receive the donor’s name from Amazon. If you’d like to be acknowledged, email give@mdspca.org with your information.) If you would like to drop off a gift in person, see our most important needs below.

Give the gift of supplies


  • Wet [canned] dog food (grocery store varieties with gravy).
  • Dry dog food (unopened bags).
  • Dry cat food (unopened bags)
  • Wet [canned] cat food (grocery store varieties with gravy).
  • Soft dog treats, such as Pup-Peroni.


  • Scratch pads for cats
  • PVC plumbing joints (extra large 6” fixtures, 45 degree).
  • Cat treats and toys, such as toy mice & ping pong balls.
  • Dog toys: buster cubes (puzzle balls to keep the dogs entertained).
  • Enrichment toys for our larger dogs: Busy Buddy toys, large Kongs, Tire Biter Paw Tracks toys, basketballs and soccer balls.


  • White copy paper.
  • Stamps.


  • Kuranda dog beds, size medium (donate a bed at www.kuranda.com).
  • SnuggleSafe microwave heatpads and heatable water bottles for our animals in foster care & surgery.
  • Scoopable kitty litter for foster care kitties.
  • Fleece material and washable blankets (no sheets, please).
  • Unused plastic litter pans for kittens and cats.
  • Dr. Elsey’s Cat or Kitten Attract (for litterbox training).
  • Colorful plastic colanders and mixing bowls to use for cat and kitten beds.
  • Latex exam gloves.
  • 8-second thermometers.


  • Rubber gloves (dishwashing gloves), all sizes.
  • Paper towels.
  • Scrubbing sponges.
  • Towels: hand, dish, wash and bath towels.


  • Outdoor work gloves.
  • Shovels (snow and regular).
  • Rakes.
  • Batteries: 9 Volt, D, C, AA, and AAA.
  • Hand truck.
  • Plastic 35 gallon trash cans with lids, new or gently used.
  • Large plastic tubs (storage bins with lids, 15-25 gallons).
  • Industrial hoses and sprayers, 25’ and 50’.

No medications, dog bowls, pillows or sheets, please.

Did You Know?

You can donate your unwanted car, boat, RV, motorcycle, or other vehicle and benefit the Maryland SPCA?

Begin the process online or by calling 855-550-GIVE.


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