Donation gift ideas for every animal lovers' personality

When you make a gift with a cause through Best Friends’ virtual catalog of kindness, you’re making the lives of some very special animals full of hope, while honoring that special animal-loving friend or family member in your life.

Highlighted below are many of the most common items needed for homeless pets. These gifts are, of course, symbolic, so whatever you choose, please know that you’ll be helping the animals who need it most, here at the Sanctuary and throughout the country. Simply choose the perfect gift for that special someone from the list below, and select a customized e-card or printed card to let them know.

 
Puppies require medical check-ups and care. Give a care package to a homeless pup.

Puppy love
(Beginning at only $10.00)

Melt their hearts and brighten their holidays with a little puppy love. With this gift, you help make sure puppies get all of the care and support they need to stay healthy and strong. Perfect for everyone on your list ― because everyone loves puppies.

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Kittens like this calico require medical care in their early lives. This gift will help provide necessary care to a baby cat.

Kitten care
(Beginning at only $10.00)

Give them the warm fuzzies. With this gift, you help support lifesaving kitten programs that protect and care for some of our most vulnerable friends. Perfect for the person who loves kittens even more than they love puppies.

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Dog chewing on a Kong toy while waiting to be adopted. Give a food puzzle gift to a pet in need.

Food puzzle: $25

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? And this one helps save lives. With this gift, you help make sure that every dog has a fun, productive way to pass the time while waiting for a new home. Perfect for the person who loves crossword puzzles and brain teasers.

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With this gift, you help provide soft bedding and a sense of security for an animal while he waits for a new home

Warm beds: $35

Having a warm, comfy place to call your own can be a lifesaver. With this gift, you help provide soft bedding and a sense of security for an animal while he waits for a new home. Perfect for that special someone who loves to lounge and sleep in.

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Best Friends' welcome gift basket has all the comforts for a homeless pet like this calico cat. This is a gift that gives back.

Welcome gift baskets: $50

After a long journey, it’s nice to have a few creature comforts waiting at your destination. With this gift, you help provide an animal with a few creature comforts to make her feel at home when she arrives at the Sanctuary. Perfect for the person who loves to roll out the welcome wagon.

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With a wellness bundle gift, you provide a pet like this tabby kitten with medical care while they wait for a home.

Clean bill of health: $50

A wellness bundle today keeps the vet away. With this gift, you help provide a new dog or cat with all of the initial medical care to be happy and healthy while waiting for a new home. Perfect for the health-conscious person in your life.

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Our spa day for pets, a unique charity gift idea, provides homeless pets like this terrier mix a full service groom package.

Spa day: $75

Looking your best can — quite literally — land you that perfect home. With this gift, you help make sure that an animal looks and feels her best so that she can catch the eye of someone special. Perfect for that person who loves to be pampered and always looks their best.

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With this good cause gift, you ensure a special horse or donkey receives needed dental care to maintain their pearly whites.

Horse of a smile: $90

Hay is for horses, and so are healthy gums. With this gift, you help make sure that a special horse or donkey gets the dental care needed to maintain those pearly whites. Perfect for that person who’s always reminding you to floss.

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The charity gift of physical therapy helps pets facing physical challenges enhance their mobility.

Physical therapy: $200

We all need a little TLC once in a while. With these gifts, you help provide animals with whatever therapeutic care they need, whether it be wobble boards or water therapy. Perfect for friends who love yoga, Pilates and a good massage.

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With a puppy preschool gift, you help provide the training every puppy like this little rascal needs to thrive in a new home.

Puppy preschool: $225
(or $45 to share the cost with others)

Early education is key — especially for these tiny tots. With this gift, you help provide the training and socialization every puppy needs to succeed in a new home. Perfect for educators, whether their students have two or four legs.

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This new beginnings gift will help pay for the care and supplies shelter animals need during their stay at Best Friends.

New beginnings: $500
(or $100 to share the cost with others)

From the day they arrive to the day they head home (and everything in between), this gift will help provide all of the love and care animals need during their stay at Best Friends. Perfect for that special someone who believes in second chances.

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With this full bellies donation, you help make sure that every animal receives the special pet food they need to thrive.

Full bellies: $1,000
(or $100 to share the cost with others)

The quickest way to an animal’s heart is through a full fuzzy belly. With this gift, you help make sure that every animal receives the special foods needed to thrive. Perfect for the foodies in your life, as well those with tricky taste buds.

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