How You Can Help

General Shelter Wish List

  • Dog Crates, wire, collapsible type)
  • Pet Taxis (large and collapsible)
  • Kuranda beds (learn how you can donate one on-line to ACS)
  • Cat Beds
  • Dog and Cat Treats
  • Pet Toys (Kong toys, rope toys, etc.)
  • Collars, leashes, & harnesses (new/used OK)
  • Towels, Sheets and Blankets (large sizes are helpful)
  • Paper Towels
  • Newspapers
  • Flea Shampoo
  • Tearless Baby shampoo
  • Grooming Supplies (Brushes, Nail Clippers, etc.)
  • Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
  • Fleece material for making blankets
  • Heating Pads (preferably without automatic shut-off)
  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent


We're sorry but we can NOT use the following:


We are very grateful for your generous donations but the items above can't be used in the shelter or by our pets. Please consider donating them to one of the many wonderful organizations in our community! 

Donate - Give Back

The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services graciously accepts donations in a variety of forms to help pets in our care. Visit our Amazon wish list for a list of items we currently need help with.

Here are some ways you can help

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Money Donations

Donating to Animal Care Services is easy. Simply make a donation through our secured online form. This is the easiest and quickest way for your gift to start helping animals in need. 

Checks may also be made payable to "City of San Antonio Animal Care Services"  or cash can be dropped off at or mailed to:

Animal Care Services
4710 State Highway 151
San Antonio, Texas 78227

Refund Policy
Your generous donation is deeply appreciated. However, if you made an error in an online donation, please contact us immediately via email at Please use "Refund Request" in the subject line and include your full name, contact information, and date/time of donation and amount. All refund requests will be considered by management in a case-by-case basis.

  • Refunds will be issued by the City of San Antonio Finance Department within 30 business days.
  • Confirmation number is required.

If you become aware that your credit card has been used fraudulently, please contact your credit card provider immediately.

Donate Daily Items and for our partners at Daisy Cares

How about helping ACS pets by making a donation of items they need and use on a daily basis? Perhaps you can assist pet owners in need through our partnership with Daisy Cares? 

ACS is a drop off point for Daisy Cares which can use donations of pet food for both dogs and cats. Animal Care Services uses donations like newspapers, blankets, treats and toys every day in the shelter. 

These items may be purchased during your normal shopping trips or fundraising drive and drop them off at the facility or we can arrange to pick up large items. Either way, the dogs and cats at the facility will definitely appreciate you keeping them in your hearts and on your list of charitable giving. We also thank you for your commitment and support of our community’s four-legged friends!

Want to find more ways to help? Check out our Amazon Wish list here for the exact items we need all the time to help the dogs and cats we get in every day!

Pay it Furward! Our donation program for organizations

Is your organization looking for opportunities to do some good? Look no more! Our Pay it Furward program gives you all of the tools you need to run a successful drive for your business or group. We will provide bins and posters for a 2 week drive and show our gratitude with a shout-out on our social media and possibly an event or giveaways during the donation pickup! If you are interested, please email our Education team at

For a preview of our Donation Drive Toolkit, please see a view-only version.