Rescue, when done right, is absolutely not a money-making endeavor. A significant portion of PTR costs are supported personally by our board of directors, and of course we do organize and participate in fundraising efforts.
We try to keep our adoption costs low in recognition of the fact that nearly everyone is on a budget.
Typical costs of rescuing dogs include vet care, vaccinations, worming, microchips, supplements (vitamins, salmon oil, coconut oil, pumpkin, raw meat, etc.), food (dry and canned), topical and over-the-counter medications, and, of course, supplies such as bowls, pads, collars, leashes, crates, garbage bags, paper towels, bleach, etc.
There are several ways you can help the animals in our rescue from donating a few dollars via paypal to going shopping on Amazon (our wish lists are below) to cleaning out your closets or garage and dropping off things you no longer use or need. And, of course, there’s volunteering – we can always use the help!
Donate Via PayPal
Amazon Wish Lists
If you shop on Amazon and would like to easily donate things we need to care for the dogs in our rescue, please take a look at our Amazon wish lists:
General Supplies List – This includes items such as paper towels, disinfectant wipes, garbage bags, disinfectants, bleach, etc.
Food and Supplements – We normally feed Pedigree or Member’s Mark dog food from Sam’s Club. But, we also supplement with vitamins, coconut oil, salmon oil, fresh farm eggs, bone broth and more. This is the list where you can chip in and help us feed these guys.
Crates and Things – We are always in need of crates – especially the larger sizes. And puppy pads (both paper and washable), slip leads, food bowls, doggie diapers (belly bands) and x-pens!
Health & Over-the-Counter Medications – There are many over-the-counter first aid items, medications and tools that help us keep our dogs healthy. This is the list where you can find those things we are always in need of.
Toys, Treats and Chewies – The dogs LOVE their toys, bones and treats – and we love giving them. If you’d like to donate some ‘fun stuff’ for the dogs in our rescue, this is the list where you’ll find their favorites!
Large-Ticket Items – These are the things we could really use but just haven’t been able to afford yet. They’re pricier, so we separated them out into a special wish list… just in case! 🙂
Supplies We Always Need
There are supplies and items we always seem to need and of course they don’t have to be purchased on amazon! Here’s a quick list of things we would so appreciate receiving:
- Paper Towels
- Disinfectant Wipes
- Pedigree or Member’s Mark Dog Food (from Sam’s Club)
- Canned Dog Food (any kind – we use it for ‘flavoring’ for the more picky eaters)
- Dog Toys
- Blankets of All Sizes
- Garbage Bags (4 gallon, tall kitchen and lawn size)
- Wire Crates of All Sizes
- Large Dog Houses
- Collars, Leashes
- Puppy Pads
- Dog Bowls/Buckets of All Sizes
We can always use an extra hand! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us!