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Supplies Wish List

Donations of supplies help us care for thousands of animals each year.

The items below are the essentials we need to run our operation. If you’d like to contribute, please drop off any of the following supplies at our shelter Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Have Purina pet food you would like to donate or would like to purchase a bag through our Outreach Amazon Wish List? Purina food donations are accepted during normal business hours. Our outreach program supplies pet food to St. Louis County food pantries to help keep pets in happy homes throughout north St. Louis county.

Check out our Shelter Amazon Wish List for more items needed.

The APA Adoption Center proudly feeds cats and dogs Purina ONE® products. Purina generously provides all of the food, treats, and kitty litter for shelter animals.


  • Children’s books about animals
  • NEW white athletic socks – small children’s size (for cat toys)
  • Craft paper
  • Washable, non-toxic markers
  • Lamination sheets

Animal Care

  • Kuranda Beds- all Sizes
  • X Pens
  • Long-shredded paper
  • Pocket pet/Bunny cages & supplies (food, water bottles, timothy hay)
  • Cat nip
  • Cat scratchers (cardboard or posts)
  • Cat trees
  • Flat metal bowls
  • Plastic or metal slow feeder bowls
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Nail clippers
  • Slip leashes
  • Dog collars
  • Neck scarves for dogs
  • Kong and hard rubber dog toys
  • Easy Cheese (spray cheese)
  • Peanut butter
  • Wash cloths
  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Dog & cat toys
  • Newspaper
  • Pooper scoopers
  • Pet wipes/baby wipes
  • Paper bowls
  • Paper plates
  • Purina Variety Snaps
  • Ziploc bags – especially snack size and sandwich size
  • Purina scoopable litter (for fosters)
  • Dog shampoo & conditioner (not flea & tick)
  • Dog brushes
  • Cat brushes
  • Medium and large wire crates


  • 55-gallon trash bags
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Peroxide
  • Spade scrapers (flat head)
  • Soda flats
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Distilled water (1 gallon jugs)

Durable Dog Toys

Check out our Amazon Wish List to find these:

  • Nylabone Dura Chew Toys
  • JW Pet Hol-ee Roller
  • Jolly Ball
  • JW Pet Megalast Toys
  • Orbee Tuff Toys
  • Kong Rambler, Tire, or Squeezz Toys
  • Goughnut
  • Kong Wubba
  • PetSafe Busy Buddy
  • Petstages Orka/Chewing Toys


  • Bottled water
  • Printer/copy paper
  • Febreze air fresheners (spray)
  • Copy paper
  • Manila file folders
  • Sticky notes

Special Events

  • Gift certificates to restaurants/stores
  • Auction items
  • Amazon/Walmart/Target gift cards
  • Baskets for auction items