How You Can Help

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Shelter Wish List

  • Dog Houses (especially the plastic "igloo" type)
  • Dog Crates
  • 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)
  • Pet treats
  • 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 Soap
  • Fleece material for making blankets
  • Heating Pads (preferably without automatic shut-off)
  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent

Donate - Give Back

The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services graciously accepts donations in variety of forms to help care for 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

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.

Pet Pantry

ACS operates a food assistance program for pet owners who need a little extra help in hope of keeping pets in their homes rather than being surrendered to the shelter. This program operates solely on donations.

Donations needed for the pet pantry include:

  • Dry or canned dog or cat food, any brand, any size
  • Cat litter, any brand, any size
  • Dog or cat treats, any brand, any size
  • Flea & tick preventative for dogs and/or cats – any kind
  • Heartworm preventative – any kind
  • Empty cat litter buckets

Donations can be dropped off directly at the  San Antonio Food Bank at 5200 Enrique Barrera Pkwy during their business hours. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 210.207.6576 for more information or if you would like a volunteer to pick up donations from you.

Visit the Pet Pantry for more information.

Mobile Adoptions

Are you interested in having Animal Care Services holding offsite adoptions at your business? This is a great way to draw some attention to your business and get some extra foot traffic while helping to support our shelter. We have an adoption unit that can be set up at your location. This vehicle can bring adoptable animals to your employees and neighborhood community. Our adoption staff and volunteers will be able to make the most out of everyone's time by presenting many more animals in a much more manageable process. If your organization is interested in setting up an off-site adoption event, please call our Adoptions Supervisor at 210.207.6643 or email.

Donate Daily Items

How about helping ACS pets by making a donation of items they need and use on a daily basis?

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.