Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

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In Kind Donations

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Humane Rescue Alliance

Wish List

There are lots of ways to give to the Humane Rescue Alliance and in-kind donations are always appreciated. You can find a full list of items our adoption center and animals often need as well as a link to our Amazon wish-list. .

Visit our wish list

Donations can also be dropped off in person at either of the following locations:

  • New York Avenue Adoption Center
    1201 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center
    71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011 

Adoption Center:

  • Grooming brushes
  • Electric grooming clippers
  • Grooming scissors
  • Sheets and Towels (new or used)
  • Newspaper
  • SnuggleSafe Pet Heating Pad
  • Baby gates
  • Dish detergent
  • Paper towels 
  • Kuranda beds (large and small)
  • Plastic spray bottles
  • Rubbing alcohol (90%)
  • Bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Large trash bags
  • Plastic sandwich bags (all sizes)
  • Copy paper 
  • 30-gallon storage totes with lids 


  • Nylabones
  • Large or XL Kongs 
  • Waste Bags
  • Bullysticks
  • Tibetan Chews
  • Easy Cheese
  • Medium or Large EasyWalk Harnesses
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned pumpkin (unsweetened)
  • Plain applesauce
  • USA made Training treats (no rawhide, please)
  • Slip leads and leashes
  • Dog hair dryers
  • Royal blue martingale collars


  • USA made training treats
  • Nail clippers
  • Cardboard scratching posts (unused)
  • Feliway dispenser refills
  • Cat toys
  • KMR for kittens
  • Fleece donut cat beds
  • Yesterday's News non-clumping cat litter
  • Cat food (wet)
  • Litter boxes (small)

Small Animals:

  • Timothy Hay
  • Carefresh Bedding
  • New wooden chew toys
  • Bird toys, perches, accessories
  • Aquariums and lids
  • Timber hide-away houses
  • Spray millet for birds
  • Training treats (rabbits and guinea pigs)
  • Cages for birds/ferrets


  • Steel non-tip feeding bowls
  • Bolts of fleece
  • Fleece blankets
  • Fleece pouches
  • Pillow cases
  • Small steel bowls
  • Heavy-bottomed ceramic bowls 

Looking for other opportunities to help animals in our community? 

Consider hosting a supply drive at your school, business, apartment building, or organization. To get started, please complete this form and email your request for information to


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