Dog with Donations


The Aurora Animal Shelter relies on the generosity of our donors to keep our animals healthy, happy and entertained during their stay with us. The shelter accepts both monetary and in-kind donations. Monetary donations go towards medical care, behavioral rehabilitation as well as supplies to provide the best level of care and comfort to our animals. In addition, cash donations can be used to support cruelty prevention and education programs.

We recommend consulting with your financial advisor if you intend to use your donation as a tax deduction.

On behalf of the animals who cannot speak for themselves, we thank you for your generous gift!


Donations can be made online, in person or sent by mail. To donate by check, please make the check payable to Aurora Animal Shelter. Checks can be mailed or delivered in person to: Aurora Animal Shelter, 15750 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora, CO 80011.

Online donations can be done here:
 Online Credit Card Donations


Dog Play GroupDog play group

The Aurora Animal Shelter is seeking donations to assist with dog play groups. Play groups provide a way for the dogs to destress, get some exercise, enhance mental stimulation and socialize with other dogs while having some fun. The items listed below are currently in need:

  • No Pull Harnesses (preferred brands: Freedom Harnesses, Blue-9 Balance Harnesses, Ruffwear Harnesses, Wonder Walk Harnesses)
  • Martingale Collars with a Quick Release Buckle (all sizes)
  • Long-Line Leashes (preferably biothane material, ranging from 15 feet to 25 feet)
  • Hot Dogs
  • Cheese
  • Clickers
  • Target Sticks (found on Amazon or dog training websites)
  • Plastic Baby Pools or Doggie Pools
Donations can be left at the front door of the Aurora Animal Shelter at 15750 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora CO 80011. If you require a donation receipt upon drop off or have any questions, please contact the shelter at 303.326.8280. As always, the shelter greatly appreciates your generosity and so do the dogs!


Orange Tabby with Donations
The Aurora Animal Shelter is collecting dog and cat food donations to be used in upcoming food pantry events. Pet food donations will be redistributed to families in Aurora that are facing financial hardships in these trying times. If you are interested in helping out the community, the shelter is currently in need of dry dog and cat food (preferably bags under 25 lbs.). Canned pet food is also greatly appreciated. Donations  can be left at the front door of the shelter at 15750 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora CO 80011. You can also purchase food donations directly through our Aurora Mobile Food Pantry Wish List. If you have any questions or require a donation receipt upon drop off, please call us at 303.326.8280. We thank you for your generosity and support!


Check out our  Amazon Wish List and Amazon Foster Wish List (primarily for kittens) to see the exact items we are in need of. You can even ship your order directly to the shelter. As always the shelter appreciates your support!


In-kind donations are essential to our operations and are always greatly appreciated! Listed below are the items the shelter is generally in need of.

If you would like to report your donation as a tax deduction, please ask us for a donation receipt upon drop off. Donations can be delivered to the Aurora Animal Shelter at 15750 E. 32nd Ave., Aurora, CO 80011.  Any questions regarding donations can be directed to 303.326.8280.

If you are interested in supporting us by organizing a donation drive, please call our Community Outreach Coordinator at 303.326.8390.

We thank you for your support and so do the animals in our care!


Happy DogCollars (all sizes - always in need)
Canned Dog/Puppy Food
Dry Dog/Puppy Food
Hot Dogs
String Cheese
Dog Waste Bags
Esbilac (canned milk replacement for puppies)


Happy CatDry Cat/Kitten Food
Canned Cat/Kitten Food (preferably 3 ounce cans)
Jarred Baby Food (meat only, no vegetables included)
Non-Clumping Clay Cat Litter
KMR (canned milk replacement for kittens)
Additional Items Needed for Kittens in Foster Care


White RabbitRabbit Food
Small Mammal Bedding
Hamster Wheels
Paper Towels
Powder Laundry Detergent
Liquid Dish Soap
Lint Rollers


Want to add your personal touch to items being donated? The Aurora Animal Shelter welcomes homemade crafts to help enrich the lives of their animals. Listed below are projects that the shelter could benefit from. However, due to limited storage space at the shelter, we ask that you call in advance before gathering supplies to see what projects the shelter could currently benefit from. Please call our Community Outreach Coordinator at 303.326.8390 to discuss projects.

These projects are not only great for the animals at the shelter, but for animals in your own home.

Snuffle Mats - Shelter staff hide treats in the fabric of the mats for the dogs to find. Watch the following video from Girl Scout Troop 60846 to learn how to make one.

Cat Blankets - Our felines love to knead the soft fabric of these blankets before taking a nap. Not only are these blankets purr-fect for cats, but our smaller dogs love to snuggle in these as well! Instructions can be found in the below video. 21" x 21" are generally the best size to fit in our kennels.

Flirt Pole - These flirt poles are a great recreational tool for dogs to burn off some energy! Watch the video below for more information.

Kitten inside of a Kitten bagKitten Socialization Bag - This a project for someone that has sewing experience. These bags are extremely vital to the shelter and help both staff and foster parents with unsocial/feral kittens. The following instructions were provided graciously by the Foothills Animal Shelter; Kitten Socialization Bag.

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