In-Kind Donation List

While we need financial contributions, in-kind donations of the things that we use every day make a tremendous difference!  There are two ways to give:

1. Drop the items off at the shelter at 107 E 22nd, Houston, Texas 77008 during any business hours (Tues-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5)


2. Ship those donations straight to us and you can save lives while never getting out of your jammy pants! 

Have your donated items shipped directly to Friends For Life using our Amazon Wish List!

Let us know if you ship items to the shelter via Amazon. Please send an email to so that we can be on the look out and send you a thank you!

Friends For Life Wish List


Kirkland Super Premium Maintenance Dry Cat food – chicken & rice formula (Kirkland is a Costco brand)

Fancy Feast Classic Adult canned cat food – beef/poultry flavors only (no fish/seafood)

Authority brand canned cat food

Science Diet Kitten Healthy Development Original dry food

Fancy Feast kitten – tender turkey feast (no fish, please)

Canned or Dry puppy and dog food (Pro Plan, Nutro, Wellness, Science Diet, Purina)

AD or ID canned food (available at veterinarians w/o prescription, used for feeding starved or seriously ill cats and dogs)

Jars of all-meat baby food (beef, chicken or turkey)

Soft, chewy dog training treats (BilJac liver treats, Wellness Pure Rewards, Zuke's Mini Naturals, Cloud Star Chewy treats – No Milkbones please)

Fresh Pet Select Dog Food (available at Walmart) 

Puppy/Dog Toys

Chew Toys (Nylabone preferred)

Dog Kongs (Extra Large only)

Biggies Bungee Bunny Pouch Toy for training (available here)

Bunny Jackpot & Tug Toy for training (available here)

Power Paws Tug-N-Treat Dog Toy (available here)

Horseman's Pride Jolly Ball Tug and Toss (available here or Amazon)

Nose-It (available here or Amazon)

Puppy/Dog Gear

Front clip harnesses (SENSE-ation)

Calming Cap (available here)

Martingale collars

Treat bags for training

Folding Dog Crates – Large 48" and Medium 42" sizes

4' nylon dog leashes

Medical Supplies

Greenies Pill Pockets for dogs (any flavor)

Thermometer -Vicks brand- waterproof

Frontline Plus flea/tick prevention (all sizes) or Pet Armour 

Heartgard Plus Chewables (all sizes)

Advantage or Advantix flea/tick prevention (all sizes)

Ivermectin 1% solution (available at most feed stores)

Clipper refill blades (#40)

Isopropyl alcohol

Liquid hand soap

4 x 4 gauze pads

cotton balls

Latex gloves-medium

SnuggleSafe Pet Heating Pad

Feliway Plug-In Electric Diffusers and Refills

Joint Health Supplement for Cats (Cosequin brand) 

Gift Cards

Kroger/HEB/WalMart/Target (for shelter supplies)


Gas Cards (our mobile adoption vehicle LOVES gas!)

Home Depot

Kennel Supplies

Paper Towels

Puppy Pee Pads

Liquid laundry detergent

Bleach (liquid)

Multi-purpose glass cleaner

Dishwasher detergent (powder only)

Dishwashing Liquid

Trash bags (only 39 gallon size)

Gel alcohol hand sanitizer

Office Supplies

First-class postage stamps

Scotch tape (refill rolls)

post-it notes (any size, color)

Copy/Multi-purpose paper (color and white)

Rubbermaid tubs with tops (18-gallon size) for our feral cat housing program – volunteers cut doors & insulate and we provide to feral colony feeders to keep ferals sheltered in winter.

And last but not least

Ford e350 or e450 Econline Cargo Van -- any color (prefer white). We know this is a BIG request but it's something that would make a huge difference in our ability to transport supplies and animals. You don't know unless you ask, right?