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Thank you so much for caring about the animals! Below is a list of items our animals currently need. Unfortunately we can only accept the items listed below. Sadly some donated items, especially household items, not on our list take up much needed shelter space and we have to use vital funds to pay for their removal and disposal.  We greatly appreciate your understanding!

You can help the animals at PHS/SPCA by bringing any of the following items to our Coyote Point location (12 Airport Blvd. in San Mateo) during shelter hours:

11 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday
11 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Questions? Please contact Steven Peno at 650-340-7022, ext. 389 or

High Priority items are listed below in Bold.

*Click HERE for our Amazon wish list.

For the Exotics

For all the animals

For the dogs

  • Dog Treats: Charlee Bears and Natural Balance Rolls
  • Harnesses (preferably “Sensation” or “Easy Walk” harnesses)
  • New or clean collars and leashes (size small needed most)
  • Kongs (all sizes, especially Extreme and/or X-Large Kongs)
  • Kuranda dog beds: visit
  • Virtually Indestructible Best Ball for Dogs (any size)
  • Pill pockets
  • Large Monkey Fist Rope Tug by Mammoth
  • Hot dogs (low sodium preferred)
  • Canned gravy-type food
  • Aroma Therapy Scents (Rose, Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram and Lavender)
  • Nylabone chews (medium/large-breed size)
  • Creamy peanut butter (unopened)
  • Rope toys
  • Kong brand stuffed dog toys

For the cats

  • Feliway Comfort Zone
  • Fancy Feast or Friskies cat food (for tempting finicky eaters)
  • Canned tuna
  • Unscented clay cat litter
  • Stretch & Scratch pads (
  • Ping-pong balls
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Feather toys
  • Cardboard cat scratchers
  • Cat treats and Greenies
  • Catnip
  • Long cat wands
  • Cat puzzle toys
  • Cat beds
  • Unscented baby wipes for our kittens
  • Large shoeboxes (without lids) for the cats to sleep in
  • Laser pointers

For the small animals

For the birds

  • Aviator Harnesses: All sizes
  • Critter container-all sizes
  • Animal safe Foliage
  • Wooden/rope perches (all sizes)-No dowel perches
  • Bird toys (small & medium & large)
  • Sisal rope
  • Leather (for making toys)
  • Hand/Parrot mirrors
  • Millet Spray
  • Feather Dusters
  • Wax/Butcher paper

For the reptiles

  • Heavy shallow dishes
  • Reptile Safe Driftwood
  • Reptile Hideouts
  • Iguana enclosure
  • BioBubble Reptile Drinking Fountain, Green
  • Critter container-all sizes
  • Reptile safe Foliage
  • Reptile Furniture
  • Incandescent light bulbs (60-100 watt)
  • Temperature gauges (infrared digital preferred)
  • Ceramic Heat Emitters (60-100watts)
  • Combination Temp/Humidity Gauges
  • Zoo-Med Basking lights 75 Watts
  • Turtle Docks for Aquariums
  • Reptile / Herp Fogger & Humidifier - 2 Liter Tank
  • Dried Mealworms
  • Butcher/Wax Paper
  • Background for aquariums
  • Top FinĀ® Premium Quality Aquarium Gravel 1/4in-1in
  • Pillow cases

For the wildlife

  • Mealworms
  • Raw, unsalted peanuts
  • Dove seed
  • Unsalted, creamy peanut butter
  • Spray millet
  • Toilet paper
  • Heavy pet food bowls (any size)
  • Smooth river rocks
  • Live potted trees, bushes, and other plants
  • Acorns
  • Berries
  • Corn
  • Thistle seed
  • Hulled Sunflower seed
  • Bird feeders
  • Hanging baskets (either with or without flowers)
  • Bird baths

*Items we cannot use:

  • Opened or expired food
  • Medical supplies (human or animal)
    • i.e. Medications (including Advantage), syringes, bags of fluids, gauze, etc.
  • Used ink/toner cartridges
  • Old cell phones
  • Pillows
  • Sheets and pillowcases
  • Comforter (any stuffed blankets)
  • Electric blankets
  • Cushions
  • Carpet/Carpet Remnants
  • Small boxes
  • Shredded paper
  • Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls

Please do not leave these items with us, disposal fees can be expensive.


Questions? Please contact Steven Peno at 650-340-7022, ext. 389 or


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