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January 2002

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Richmond SPCA

Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220

Adoption Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
Mon. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Susan M. Markel
Veterinary Hospital

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.

Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Generous donations of the following items keep the Richmond SPCA going and are essential to the health and happiness of our four-legged friends. Donations are tax-deductible. Please see a complete list of needed items below. Looking to donate a car? Please click here. Want to host your own pet supplies drive? Please click here. Thank you for your generosity!

General Information:

  • Donations may be brought to our front desk at 2519 Hermitage Road Mondays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday between Noon and 5 p.m.
  • Due to limited resources and time we are generally not able to pick up donations.
  • If you have items to donate that do not appear here and would like to verify that they will be put to good use at the Richmond SPCA, please feel free to e-mail us at info@richmondspca.org.
  • Richmond SPCA Amazon Wish List
  • Want to host your own pet supplies drive? Please click here.
Thanks to your generosity, we no longer need the following items:
  • Dog treats (other than food logs and freeze dried chicken treats)
  • Rawhides
  • Laser pointers
  • Tennis balls
Top Needs:
  • Cat scratchers for habitat doors
  • Step stools
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dry cat food (unopened bags)
  • Throw blankets (comforters, fleece, thick/heavy blankets)
  • Sheets
  • Large towels
  • Small, shallow cardboard boxes or box tops that can be used as litter boxes
  • Six-foot dog leashes (no flexi/retractable leashes)
  • Non-clay cat litter (e.g. Yesterday's News or Feline Pine)
  • Gerber Blue label baby food (chicken and turkey only)
  • Kitten toys without feathers
  • Martingale dog collars, especially medium/large sizes
  • Upright dustpans and brooms
  • Thermal laminator
  • Flat sink stoppers
  • Foster pet care items (see below)
  • Gift cards for any of the following: Petco, Kroger, AC Moore, Michael's, fabric stores or office supply stores

Complete List of Needed Items:

Pet supply store
  • Tough toys, especially Kongs, squeaky toys, puzzle balls and tug ropes
  • Dog Food (unopened bags)
  • Freeze dried chicken treats
  • 20 oz. Quick Lock Crocks
  • Six-foot dog leashes (no flexi/retractable leashes)
  • Puzzle toys, especially Premier Busy Buddy Twist-n-Treat, Premier Tug-a-Jug, Triple Crown Everlasting Fun Ball, Canine Genius Leo Dog Toy, Buster Food Cube, and Kongs (available in our gift shop and online)
  • Enrichment toys for cats including the Egg-Cersizer, Fishbowl, PetSafe Slim Cat
  • Cat scratchers for doors
  • Cat treats (moist treats are preferred)
  • MetPet Cat Walking jackets (soft-sided, regular or large size)
  • Gentle leaders
  • Softouch Concepts SENSE-ible harnesses (size M/L and L especially needed). Available in our gift shop or online.
  • Petsafe easy Walk harnesses
  • Thundershirts (all sizes)
  • Crate pads
  • Comfort Zone with Feliway for cats or Comfort Zone with D.A.P (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) for dogs wall plug-ins and sprays
  • Patented Kuranda Dog and Cat Beds - if you would like to donate a bed to our pets, please click here.
  • Food logs (Pet Botanics, Rollover, Windsor Castle or Natural Balance brands)
  • PetSafe rawhide rings in size “C” (regular and extra thick)
  • Nylabone Galileo bones
  • Bully Sticks
  • Marrow bones (stuffed or unstuffed)
  • Cat litter (non-clay cat litter - e.g. Yesterday's News or Feline Pine)
  • Kitten size food and water bowls
  • Gerber Blue Label baby food (chicken or turkey only)
  • Snuggle Safes (heated discs and covers used for infant puppies and kittens)
  • Cloth Play Pen for foster kittens and nursing mothers
  • Purina kitten chow
  • Purina or Pedigree Puppy Chow
  • Scratching posts or toys for cats, including laser cat toys
  • PetSafe Train N' Praise Treat Dispenser
  • Science Diet Wet Kitten Food
  • Science Diet Wet Puppy Food
  • Science Diet Puppy Dry Food
  • Small litter pans
  • Kitten and puppy bottle/nursing kits
  • Pet bottles
  • Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toys
  • KMR (milk replacer food supplement for kittens)
  • Digital kitchen scale (bowl preferred for weighing kittens)
  • Pet carriers (especially small and medium sizes)
  • Collapsible dog crates (especially medium and large sizes)
  • Rescue Remedy for pets
  • KongTime
Grocery store
  • Clorox or Lysol wipes
  • Ziplock bags (sandwich, quart and freezer size)
  • Hot dogs (used for dog training)
  • Cheese (used for dog training)
  • Cheese whiz (spray can. Peanut butter squeeze bottles needed as well)
  • Freeze-dried liver
  • Peanut butter (unopened containers)
  • Gerber Blue Label baby food (chicken or turkey only)
  • Medela Milk Collection and Storage Bottles, 5 ounce
Office supplies store
  • Gift cards to Office Max or Office Depot
  • Pens
  • Paint pens
  • Sharpies (black and colored)
  • Fine point dry and wet erase markers (black)
  • Post-Its
  • Tape dispenser refills
  • Small and medium binder clips
  • File folders and labels
  • Letter-size laminating pouches
  • Colored cardstock

Household supplies store/household items

  • Hand-held steam cleaner
  • Toaster
  • Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Amazon and Visa or American Express gift cards
  • Dryer sheets
  • Seasonal décor
  • Standard large carabineer clips (3”)
  • Large blankets
  • Newspaper
  • Febreeze air freshener
  • Swiffer Wet Jet pad refills
  • Swiffer wet Jet Multi-purpose cleaner refills
  • Swiffer Duster and Sweeper refills
  • Extendable duster
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes
  • First aid kit
  • Small radio
  • AA batteries
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Flat sink stoppers
  • Large doorstops
  • Extendable duster
  • Lint roller and refills
  • Step stools
  • Best Video Baby monitor 7"
  • Sterile surgical/medical rubber gloves
  • Infant or postage weight scale (to the ounce)
  • Sweaters: Crew and turtle neck (used are fine)
  • Gift cards for any of the following: Kroger, AC Moore, Michael's, fabric stores or office supply stores
  • Small, shallow cardboard boxes or box tops that can be used as litter boxes
  • GoPros with a warranty plan or other video recording devices
  • Humane cat traps for Trap-Neuter-Return

List updated April 10, 2018