Christmas Gift Guide: Shelter Pets

Now that you’ve shopped for your dog and the dog lovers in your life, it’s time to focus on some other pets that need presents this Christmas – the homeless pets of Cleveland. Local shelters have wish lists running year-round for things they need for the animals in their care. Wouldn’t it be great to send a present to one of them this Christmas?

I’ve posted links to wish lists below for many of the biggest shelters/rescue groups in the area. Several of them have wish lists on Amazon to make it super easy to buy things and have them shipped directly to the shelter/organization. Some of the Amazon lists haven’t been updated in a while, so it may be a good idea to check their website, or contact them directly, to see what else might be on their wish list. It’s a safe bet though that most shelters can always do with donations of treats, blankets, toys and crates though. And, of course, you can always just donate money to whatever local shelter you want to support!

And don’t forget Amazon Smile when you’re doing your holiday shopping this year on Amazon. When you shop through you can choose an organization of your choice and Amazon will donate a small percentage to that organization.

Cleveland APL

Some of the dogs you’ll be helping:



Lake Humane Society

Some of the dogs you’ll be helping:


Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter

Some of the dogs you’ll be helping:

Berea Animal Rescue Fund

Some of the dogs you’ll be helping:

Muttley Crue

Some of the dogs you’ll be helping:



Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village!shelter-wishlist/co7y

Some of the dogs you’ll be helping:

Northeast Ohio SPCA

City Dogs Cleveland

Let’s help all pets have a great Christmas this year!

Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

One thought on “Christmas Gift Guide: Shelter Pets”

  1. Don’t forget “Igive” for your shopping.
    For health, wellness & fitness buffs, you’ can designate virtual coins on Wellcoin to make a donation of 10 meals per 1000 coins. Not doing it locally yet, but Halo foods donates when you assign your coins on Wellcoin app.
    Walk for a Dog app donates money when you and your pet (real or virtual) walks anywhere. Just tell the app start walking and you log up miles for your charity.
    Having holiday parties? Collect those beer and pop cans. See which shelters take them. Berea animal rescue does for sure.
    Bundles of newspapers, mags & cardboard? The Cleveland zoo has giant dumpsters toward the back of their lot. Cruise in anytime and dump yours in. They sell it for habitat.
    Lastly, if you have no time for shopping the wish list, a gift card is always appreciated.


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