Wish List

The Animal Center welcomes monetary donations for the care and comfort of the animals as well as donated items for use in the shelter. To make a monetary donation with your credit card, please click the Donate link on the right.

The Animal Center also accepts monetary donations made in honor or in memory of a person or pet. If you would like more information about making this type of donation or receiving tax credit for your donation, please call (865)215-6664


Where to Donate

If your group has a large donation please come to our main entrance at our 3201 Division Street location or contact Sophie at snguyen@young-williams.org or 865-215-6664 to schedule a drop-off.


Pet Supplies: Dog

  • 3-Quart Stainless Steel Bowls
  • Large beach towels
  • Puppy exercise pen for the shelter and foster care
  • Dog puzzle toys for enrichment
  • Medium/Large/XL Airline-Approved Pet Carriers (we cannot use cat or small carriers)
  • Canned Puppy and Dog Food
  • Dog Treats (no rawhides or pig ears, please)
  • Washable Dog Beds
  • Kong or Other Durable Dog Toys (to put peanut butter in)
  • Dry Dog and Puppy Food
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Peanut Butter

Stuffed Animals: Animal Center dogs show no mercy on their toys, but they have fun as long as the toys last. Goodwill and other shops often have one or two days each month where merchandise is 50% off. Flea markets, yard sales, and your children’s toy box are other sources of stuffed toys. If possible, please do not donate stuffed animals that contain Styrofoam, sand, or other fillers.

Pet Supplies: Cat

  • Any type of Cat Litter
  • Catnip
  • Cardboard Trays
  • Cat Toys
  • Canned Kitten and Cat Food
  • Washable Cat Beds

Pet Supplies: Small Mammals

  • Clean Pinecones (no glue or paint)
  • Willow (unpainted, untreated) Baskets
  • Toilet Paper Tube Toys
  • Carrots, Dandelion Greens & Other Leafy Vegetables
  • Hard Plastic Infant Toys (keys, etc.)
  • Kaytee Exact Rodent Food or Other High-Quality Food
  • Treats
  • Purina Rabbit Food (plain pellets in the green bag)

Carrots, Dandelion Greens and Other Leafy Vegetables (no iceberg lettuce, please): These foods provide important nutrients and variety for a small mammal’s diet. A five-pound bag of carrots can last up to a week. Washed vegetables in ziplock bags are ideal, but produce straight from the grocery store is okay, too. Preferred leafy vegetables include:

  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Leaf lettuce (green, red, endive, escarole, romaine, etc.)
  • Kale

Pet Supplies: Birds

  • Pet Bird Food
  • Millet Spray
  • Toys & Dishes
  • Roomy Cages
  • Treat Sticks (nut, fruit, honey)

Household Items

  • Paper Towels
  • Latex Exam Gloves
  • Waterless Hand Sanitizer
  • Squeegees
  • Long-Handled Scrub Brushes
  • Plastic Storage Bins

Mobile Spay/Neuter “Spay Shuttle”

  • Paper Towels
  • 70% Alcohol
  • Swiffer Wetjet Refills
  • Towels or Rags
  • Plastic Garbage Bags (at least 30 gallon size)

Veterinary Clinic

  • Greenies Pill Pockets
  • Blue Surgery Towels
  • Surgery Instruments
  • Electric Hair Clippers
  • Lap Sponges
  • Kimwipes
  • Lavage syringes
  • Microscope Slides/cover slips
  • Refractometer
  • Electric blankets
  • Lactated ringers and sodium chloride fluids
  • Nebulizers
  • Heating Pads
  • Rubbing Alcohol 70% or 90%
  • Bacitracin Ointment
  • First Aid Kit & Supplies
  • Infant socks (can be used)

Large Items

  • Lift Table
  • Digital x-ray
  • Iv pump
  • Dental machine
  • Lab equipment
  • New surgery tables
  • New surgery lights (mounted)
  • Anesthesia Machine
  • EKG w/BP& 02


  • Gas powered hedge trimme
  • Telescoping Pruner/saw
  • Ratcheting Wrench Set

Office Supplies

  • 8×11 copy paper
  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Tape
  • Staples

If you would like more information about these items, please call (865)705-8008!

Thank you for thinking of the animals!