Wish List & Special Needs


As a nonprofit animal shelter that touches the lives of thousands of dogs and cats each year, it takes a continuous stream of supplies and skills to provide the food and care each animal deserves. Please check out our list below of pet related items that we can always use.

We have two donation stations!

One is in our adoption center parking lot of our Nacogdoches Campus at 11300 Nacogdoches Rd. We also have a second donation station inside the Paul Jolly Campus located at 210 Tuleta Dr. We’re open daily at both locations from 11am-7pm. You can drop-off your donations anytime between those hours!

Animal Defense League's Main Campus Donation Station

ADL’s Donation Station at our Nacogdoches Campus on Nacogdoches Rd.

Puppy Pads needed


Canned Dog Food, Canned Cat Food
Blankets, Dog Treats, XL KONG Toys, Bottles, KMR (1st step), Puppy Esbilac, Puppy pads, Miracle nipples, Food scales, Heating pads, and Warming discs

Visit our Foster’s Urgent Needs Amazon Wishlist or our Chewy’s Wishlist to easily shop the products we need and get the supplies delivered right to the animals!

Items We Can Always Use

General Needs
  • Paper Towels
  • Bath Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bleach
  • Dawn Dishwashing Liquid Soap
  • Windex
  • Vinegar
  • Trash Bags (33 gallon)
  • Brooms and String Mops – New or gently used
  • Copy Paper
  • Lawnmowers and Edgers
  • Weedeaters and Lawnmowers
  • Sheets
  • Spray bottles

Pet Related
  • KONG and “hard plastic” toys
  • Leashes & Collars
  • Baby Wipes (unscented)
  • Dog & Cat Toys (new or gently used & clean)
  • Puppy & Kitten Toys (new or gently used & clean)
  • Dog & Cat treats (unopened)
  • Puppy training pads
  • Heating Pads
  • Nebulizers
  • Esbilac Puppy Formula (unopened)
  • KMR Kitten Milk Replacement (unopened)
  • Plastic Kiddie Pools
  • H-E-B Pate-Style Wet Food
  • Dog Beds (new or gently used & clean)

Items We Cannot Use Because It Can Cause Harm To The Pets

Please No
  • Handmade Toys
  • Hand towels
  • Pillows
  • Comforters
  • Seat Cushions
  • Lounge Cushions
  • Expired Formula
  • Medication
  • Expired Pet Milk Replacement
  • Dog Houses
  • Opened food bags/containers
  • Shredded paper
  • Mattress pads/covers

Shop our Amazon Wishlist!

Shop from our Amazon wish list and Amazon will ship your donations directly to our shelter!

Visit our wish lists to see what we need:

Shop our new CUDDLY Wishlist!

ADL’s Cuddly Wishlist

CUDDLY is a fundraising and wishlist platform that sends much needed aid and supplies to verified 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal rescues with the intention of helping as many animals as possible.

In-Kind Skills

Do you have a skill?
Underwrite one of the following services to assist in the physical maintenance for our four-legged friends:

  • Carpentry
  • Groundskeeping
  • Masonry work
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • HVAC