Donate to Our Shelter Wish List

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We understand some people prefer to donate to us by buying specific goods rather than giving cash donations.

During these challenging times of COVID-19, safety is our priority. As such, we’re changing the way we accept donations of goods. There are many items that we currently cannot accept. We ask for your help in keeping our waste costs as low as possible by not donating items that we would have to pay to dispose of.

Please note, we are currently not accepting:
Tea towels, pillowcases, doona covers, flat or fitted sheets, table cloths, pillows or doonas.

We do accept shredded paper however it cannot be finely shredded as is clogs the drains

We cannot accept:

  • Mattresses
  • Pillows or pillowcases
  • Opened bags of pet food or treats
  • Used litter trays
  • Used cat scratching posts
  • Curtains or rugs
  • Animal costumes
  • Tea towels
  • Pillowcases
  • Doona covers
  • Doonas
  • Flat or fitted sheets
  • Table cloths
  • Pillows

Before visiting one of our sites with your donation, please get in touch with our Contact Centre by email on or call  9770 7555 ahead of time. This way, we can be prepared to accept your donation and make sure it is put to the best use.

To guide you in selecting the items that we really need but can’t afford, we’ve created a wish list. By identifying items our shelters would like, your donation will go directly to the animals, staff and volunteers who need them most.

Items we are always looking for:

  • various enrichment toys for dogs, cats, horses etc.
  • Kongs (especially larger ones)
  • bedding and blankets (new or used)
  • towels (new or used) – However must be in good condition
  • bowls
  • brushes
  • trampoline beds
  • large crates for cats and dogs
  • scratching posts
  • cat tents
  • treats
  • dog treat pouches
  • clam shell pools
  • enrichment feeders for all animals
  • puppy pads
  • organic oatmeal shampoo
  • peanut butter and Vegemite
  • heavy duty wheelbarrows
  • zinc sticks
  • outdoor weatherproof large dog kennels
  • dog collars
  • mice or rat cages
  • cooling mats
  • artificial grass
  • large beds for big dogs
  • hidey holes or boxes for cats made out plastic
  • unused scratching posts for cats
  • durable hard plastic toys or ropes for dogs and cats
  • shell pools for dogs
  • hanging bird toys
  • rabbit or guinea pig chews
  • cat string toys
  • plastic bell balls
  • cat water bowls
  • shade cloths
  • bird bowls of all sizes (with hooks that are rigid)
  • large sealed bins or tubs for pellets
  • large drawstring bags
  • slow feeders or enrichment feeders
  • hot water bottles/ heat pads
  • infant animal milk formula e.g “Womabaroo”
  • kitchen scales
  • new cat litter trays
  • puppy toilet training pads
  • dog kennels

If you are a company and wish to donate in bulk, please contact our Corporate Relations team at

You can donate any of the above items to your local RSPCA NSW shelter, Care Centre or volunteer branch.

If possible, please drop off your donation during business hours—goods left outside create a hazard and may also be damaged by rain.

Thank you again for thinking of the animals!