Our Local Pets
Helping adoptable pets is shelters and rescues across the country.
Spread some holiday cheer for homeless pets waiting in shelter* by donating toys, blankets & treats!
We believe that every homeless pet deserves the joy of play, the delight of treats and the comfort of warm beds. Donating pet toys, blankets, treats and more will help give every pet waiting at shelters and rescues a special holiday gift and a more comfortable stay until they find their forever homes!
Set Up Your Shelter Drive!
Want to help by setting up a donation box at your local school, store or community center? Contact us.
Since 2012, we’ve raised more than
in food, toys,
About THE DRIVE
Why we do it
This initiative was inspired by toys on clearance. They sat unwanted, not unlike the pets waiting at the shelters. Both remind us of The Island of Misfit Toys — these pets and toys are not broken; they just haven’t found their perfect home yet. And what perfect companions to cheer them up!
So go to your local or online store for clearance toy and buy them for the unwanted pets in shelters. It may not look like a lot if you only buy one or two, but if you go back every so often and get one — ’til Christmas — you will have a lot!
Together, we can make a difference in their world while they wait for their forever homes.
WHO WE HELP
We want to improve the welfare of animals in shelters and rescues across the country. We want to reward open admission shelters which have demonstrated large strides in decreasing euthanasia rates by promoting adoptable animals regardless of breed, working with rescue partners, and building animal welfare programs in the community. We also want to reward hard-working rescue organizations dedicated to providing transitional homes, veterinary care, nutrition and training. Without their commitment, many animals would never find their forever homes.
Shelter, rescue & community partners that benefited from the Monster Holiday Drive.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
What To Donate
Detailed list of suitable items the shelters & rescues would appreciate, from food to collars/leashes to bowls to beds. Please check with your local shelters. You can also use our Amazon Wishlist. In addition, the “Monster” Elves have their own Wishlists so please browse their Elves pages & help your favorite Elves!
New, unwrapped toys, stuffed animals, squeakers, Kong, balls & ropes.
Clean blankets, sheets & towels. Used items are OK as long as they are in good shape.
New, packaged, preferably healthy and not made in China. Please, no rawhide.