Donating items to help animals in our care


We are always grateful to receive items that help us to look after the animals in our care.

You can donate items to one of our animal and rehoming centres or to our National Wildlife Centre.

Through Pet Aid, we provide essential food supplies for animals through a network of food banks across most of Scotland. Find our more about Pet Aid and how to donate food and other items.

If you would like to donate a large quantity of items, such as food, please contact


Animal and rehoming centres

We have seven animal and rehoming centres across Scotland. Outside each centre is a box where you can leave your donated items. Find your nearest centre.

Here are the items you can donate:

  • Towels and blankets (if used, please ensure they are clean and have been laundered)
  • Hand knitted items
  • Used newspapers (must be bagged)
  • Toys in good condition
  • Plastic dog beds in good condition 
  • Pet food (unopened and in date)
  • Vegetables and fruit (spring greens, kale, broccoli, cucumber, spinach, celery, carrots, apples, grapes, any berries)
  • Raffle prizes (as long as they are new and in packaging)

Please note that we can't accept the following items:

  • Dog crates and cages
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Textile dog beds 
  • Fish tanks
  • Pet food that has been opened
  • Poor quality or broken toys
  • Dog biscuit mixers
  • Dog food with coloured biscuits
  • Rawhide treats


National Wildlife Centre

Our National Wildlife Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire, also accepts donated items and these should be left in the donation box outside the centre. Find the National Wildlife Centre. The centre can accept:

  • All sizes of blankets / fleece
  • Newspapers
  • Animal toys in good condition
  • Plastic dog beds in good condition 
  • Pet food (unopened and in date)
  • Vegetables and fruit (spring greens, kale, broccoli, sweetcorn, lettuce, spinach, carrots, apples, berries) – only during spring and summer
  • Pillow cases, bed sheets, duvet covers, hand towels, bath towels
  • Fish tanks with lid in good condition and good size (has to be clean)
  • Finely knitted nests
  • Clean, used jar lids
  • Good condition plant pots and trays
  • Unopened bird seed, suet, etc
  • Poltec cages, plastic brooders
  • Wood chip & compost (unused)
  • Plants, trees, gardening equipment
  • Small plastic pet carriers
  • Play pens, animal hides 
  • Unopened hay

Please note that our national wildlife centre can't accept the following items:

  • Duvets and pillows
  • Blankets that have been knitted
  • Dog crates / cages
  • Opened / out of date pet food
  • Any treats, coats, leads
  • Small bird cages
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Small animal bedding such as sawdust, hamster bedding 
  • Any types of medications