Holiday Gift Guide to Support Pets

The holiday shopping season is upon us. For many people that means getting started on those gift lists, and finding the perfect presents for your loved ones. If you’re looking for unique gifts with meaning, Young-Williams Animal Center has some ideas that are sure to warm hearts this ‘howl-iday’ season!

At Young-Williams Animal Center, our mission is to lead the community to end pet homelessness, promote animal welfare and enhance the human-animal bond. There are many ways you can support us while you do your holiday shopping. 



Maintaining the animal shelter requires a lot of supplies, many of them household items! For a quick and simple way to donate items, check out our regularly updated Amazon Wish List!

Click here to view our list of what we need to keep the animals at Young-Williams Animal Center cared for and everything running smoothly.   


AmazonSmile is another way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop. At no cost to you, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. 

Go to Amazon Smile and link your Amazon account to Young-Williams Animal Center. 



Many people entertain during the holiday season, which means several trips to the grocery store. Kroger Community Rewards makes it easy to support your favorite organizations, including Young-Williams Animal Center, by donating to local nonprofits based on the shopping you do every day. All you have to do is link your Kroger Card to Young-Williams. When you shop using your shopper’s card, our shelter receives a portion of those purchases. 

Click here to learn more and connect your card to donate to Young-Williams.   


A Constant Companion is a special type of supporter. By investing monthly, you’re joining a community of animal lovers dedicated to sustaining the lifesaving programs at Young-Williams Animal Center. Money raised allows us to provide lifesaving services to the nearly 11,000 stray, abandoned, neglected and injured animals that enter our shelter annually. Additionally, we use the funds for low-cost spay, neuter and microchip procedures, our Pet Food Pantry and many more resources. Click here to become a Constant Companion.



Did you know it costs $350 to provide general care, food, veterinary treatment, vaccines, spay or neuter, and a microchip for each pet that comes to Young-Williams? The Furry Friend program allows animal lovers of all ages to help a pet in need without committing to adoption. Your gift of at least $50 will be dedicated to one animal waiting to be adopted. We will notify you of which animal received your donation, and their kennel will proudly display your sponsorship.

A Furry Friend sponsorship is a great way to show your support for our adoption program, and it’s also a thoughtful gift idea. Sponsorships can be made in honor of someone special or in memory of a favorite pet. Click here to learn more.



Memorialize a special animal or person with a permanently engraved brick on the Young-Williams Animal Center Walkway of Life.

With a donation of $100, you can honor a family member, special friend, or favorite pet with an engraved message. These beautiful pieces of masonry line the walkway to the main shelter and pay tribute to animals and the people who love them.

To learn more about the Walkway of Life, click here.