Caring for thousands of animals every year requires a lot of supplies, and providing us with items off of our wish list is an easy way to help. Want to go a step further? Consider organizing a supply drive at your office, school or among your friends!

Have you checked out our Amazon wishlist? It's the quickest way to provide us with the supplies we need since it ships directly to our Hunting Ave facility. Make sure to select ACCT Philly as your Amazon Smile charity of choice and Amazon will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to ACCT Philly!

As the city's largest open admission shelter, ACCT Philly provides care to thousands of dogs every year. Consider lending a paw to our wonderful dogs and donating an item or two off our wishlist below.

  • “Adopt Me” vests – orange, size large
    "Adopt Me" vests, leashes, bandannas and harnesses are key to making sure that when our wonderful dogs are out and about, people know they're looking for homes. If you're feeling crafty, you also make these yourself! 
  • Kong brand and Nylabone brand dog toys (medium, large and extra large sizes are most needed)
    Both brands are very durable and can be easily sanitized, which is especially important in a shelter environment. Additionally, Kong toys can be filled with treats to provide dogs with extra enrichment!
  • Gentle Leaders and EZ Walk Harnesses (Sizes M/L and L are most needed) 
    These special harnesses help reduce pulling when volunteers are walking dogs and are also very durable.
  • Stainless steel water and food bowls (all sizes)
    Stainless steel water and food bowls are always needed as they're both easy to clean and easy to store when not in use.
  • Slip Leads
    Strong slip leads help ensure new or frightened dogs can't slip out of their collar while  staff are walking them or providing them care.
  • Dog treats for training
    These help not only with training but with enrichment for dogs while they're awaiting adoption in our kennels!
  • Busy bones that are completely digestible
    These are great for our dogs to enjoy in their kennels as enrichment.
  • 30′ play/training leads for dogs (no retractable leashes)
  • Puppy formula and baby bottles
  • Agility equipment for dogs

Did you know that in 2018, ACCT Philly took in more than 10,000 cats and kittens? We also operate a community cat program, providing spay or neuter surgery along with vaccines and an exam for community cats brought in through the program.

  • Cat toys
    Sanitizable cat toys such as plastic balls with bells inside are great enrichment for the cats in our shelter while they are awaiting adoption! 
  • Cat and kitten food, both canned (wet)  and dry
    10,000 cats and kittens a year means a lot of cat food! We are always in need of both dry and wet of kitten and adult cat food. Canned cat food is particulary needed, as many cats have a decreased appetite when stressed, and the smell of canned food can encourage them to eat. 
  • Pedialyte (Flavorless)
    Sometimes cats and kittens come to ACCT Philly dehydrated, and pedialyte can help them rehydrate by providing them the neccessary electrolytes. 
  • Kitten formula and baby bottles
    We take in many tiny kittens, and unfortunatetly sometimes they are without their moms but too young to eat on their own. Kitten formula such as KMR and kitten baby bottles help provide them the nutrition they need. 
  • Canned sardines or tuna 
    When placed inside a humane trap, sardines and tuna make the trap irresistable to most cats! 
  • Styrofoam and styrofoam cooler boxes
    These are used inside the rubbermaid storage bins, to provide an insulated shelter for community cats.
  • Rubbermaid storage tubs (18 gallon and 36 gallon)
    These are used to make insulated shelters for community cats, using strafoam as insulation and straw for bedding. 
  • Straw bundles for community cat housing 
    Straw makes great bedding for community cats, both in the summer and winter months, so straw bundles are much appreciated!

You knew we helped dogs and cats, but did you know that we also help exotics and small animals? From turtles to guinea pigs, we provide them with the care they need.

  • Heat lamps for reptiles (ceramic is ideal)
    Reptiles are cold-blooded and need to be housed at certain temperatures to ensure they stay healthy, and heat lamps are crucial to making that happen.
  • Timothy and alfalfa hay for rabbits and other small animals
    Timothy and alfalfa hay are important parts of the diet of small animals like guinea pigs and rabbits (it can provide enrichment to them too when placed inside a paper roll!).


  • Humidifiers
    Humidifiers can help cats recover quicker from upper respiratory infections.
  • New and used dog crates (all sizes)and cat carriers and kennels (all sizes)
    These are always needed for dogs and cats so they can be transported safely. Both wire and airline kennels and carriers are accepted (we are not able to acccept wire crates that require pins)
  • Towels, blankets, and linens
    We are always in need of towels, blankets and linens. These items can serve as bedding for animals as they await adoption, a visual barrier between cages or kennels, a soft surface on which to conduct an exam, the list goes on. 
  • Electric heating pads
  • Gift certificates for businesses and services
  • Folding tables and folding chairs
  • RV or van for animal transports