A Shelter Pet’s Wishlist

We receive no government funding and rely on the kindness of you, or friends, to help feed and care for our 500+ orphaned animals. Donations are gratefully accepted at our Adoption Center at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville. Our Adoption Center is open from 10am – 6pm daily, except Tuesday and Sunday when we’re closed. Donations of gently used items not needed for the animals are accepted at our Second Chances Thrift Store. Questions? Please email us at!

Please scroll down for a complete list of items we gladly accept.

Shipped right to our Adoption Center door: Amazon Wishlist!

Amazon Wishlist We’ve set up an Amazon Wishlist with items our shelter animals would adore. Click here for details. Purchases made through the Amazon Wishlist will be shipped directly to the Adoption Center.

Needed Items:

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Pet Food:

We happily accept dry food, canned food, and treat donations for all our dogs, cats, kittens, rabbits, and other small animals! We will take recently-opened, fresh bags of food, as well as prescription food.

Cleaning Supplies:

We always need cleaning supplies! Here are our most needed items:

  • Bleach
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Trash bags, 13 and 39 gallon, heavy duty

For Our Dogs:

Mama dog and puppies

  • Leashes
  • Dog and puppy food, dry and canned
  • No-slip collars
  • Easy walk harnesses
  • Dog toys (Nylabones, Kongs, squeaky toys, etc)
  • Peanut butter
  • Towels, blankets, sheets, and washable pet beds
  • Crates and kennels
  • Unexpired medications

For Our Cats:

  • Litter, any brand
  • Cat and kitten food, dry and canned; non-fish flavors preferred (here’s why)
  • Cage scratchers from
  • Scratching posts (disposable), catnip, and toys
  • Towels, blankets, sheets, and washable pet beds
  • Ping Ping Balls
  • Carriers
  • Unexpired medications

For Small Animals:

  • Timothy Hay
  • Rabbit Pellets (Timothy hay based)
  • Small animal bedding
  • Recycled paper litter, non-scented (like Yesterday’s News)
  • Non toxic hard plastic small toys (baby toys like rattles, keys, etc work great)
  • Large or small fleece blankets (for burrowing)

For Our Babies:

  • Milk Replacement Powder- Breeder’s Edge brand preferred; KMR/GNC brand (available in pet stores), and goat’s milk also accepted.
  • bottle-feeding-baby-puppy Bottles (small animal size)
  • Elongated nipples for our tiniest kittens
  • Heating pads (the kind that don’t shut off automatically)
  • SnuggleSafe discs
  • Shallow cardboard/shirt boxes
  • Non-clumping, non-clay litter
  • Non-flavored Pedialyte
  • Meat-only baby food (no onion or spices)
  • Sheets and Blankets (fleece and very soft acrylic the best)
  • Specialty Items:

    • Nebulizer
    • Digital Kitchen Scales
    • Incubators
    • Bottle Warmer (the kind used for human baby bottles)

Donate a bed

Shelter enrichment (a simple pet bed, a toy) not only gives a rescue immediate comfort, it reduces their stress and anxiety level, helping to bring out their true personality to prospective adopters!

Donate a bed through BlueBed Donation Program now!

Adoption Center Needs:

It takes a lot of hard work to operate a rescue as large as Brother Wolf. These specialty items would make our day to day activities so much easier and give us more time to care for the animals. We would be thrilled to accept a donation of any items similar to the ones linked here – used condition perfectly acceptable!

  • Gently used laptops and multi-page scanners. Both would be greatly appreciated for data entry into our animal management system.
  • Refractometer (example)
  • IV Pump (example)
  • Oxygen Therapy Equipment (example)
  • Janitor Cart (example)
  • AirlineMiles Industrial Laundry Cart (at least 40×30) (example)
  • Rubbermaid mobile ingredient bins (for animal food) (example)
  • Heavy Duty, large capacity hand truck (example)
  • Airline Miles! Help us out by donating airline miles to send our staff to educational seminars
  • Used items to sell at our Second Chances Thrift Store locations

Our animals really appreciate your generosity!

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Thank you to Nylabone for choosing Brother Wolf Animal Rescue as a recipient of the Nylabone Cares Program.

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