Donations and Volunteers

We’re so grateful for the support of our volunteers and donors! Scroll below for information on the best ways to support our pets as their wait for their forever homes.

"Paws" for a donation

Monetary Donations

All money we receive is used to care for animals with special medical needs (surgeries, treatment, long-term care, etc.) as well as for special projects at the shelter to provide comfortable conditions for the animals. Special projects can include play yard renovations, fence repair and addition/repair of other shelter amenities.


Volunteers ages 18 and older assist at the shelter by walking dogs, playing with animals and helping with other tasks as needed. Volunteers must pass a background check and attend a 2-hour training program. Allen Animal Services is not accepting new youth volunteers at this time.


Interested in fostering an animal? We're looking for foster families! Fosters must pass a background check, attend an orientation and complete training with a coordinator.

Donation Items

Allen Animal Shelter appreciates donations of food, cleaning supplies, pet supplies and toys. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter.

Food and Treats
Iams Adult / Iams Puppy Minichunks dog food
Iams Adult / Iams Kitten cat food
Canned cat and kitten food
Animal Safety and Comfort
Collars (new or gently used)
Dog and cat beds
Throw blankets
Clay cat litter
Toenail clippers
Brushes and combs
Dog, cat, puppy and kitten shampoo
Dog and cat toys
Stretch and scratch
Cleaning Supplies
HE laundry soap
Blue Dawn soap
Paper towels
Antibacterial hand soap
Adoption Supplies
Gift bags (all sizes)