From pet supplies to office supplies, getting the resources we need to effectively care for animals is essential to our mission. We greatly appreciate the generosity of those who help us care for these animals in need and enable us to provide them with a safe haven until finding their forever homes. If you are interested in donating, please review our Wish List for needed items at our facility. Our staff and animals thank you for kindness and generosity.
All donations to the Humane Society are tax-deductible; please ask for a tax receipt when dropping off donations. Please send or drop off any donations at
3720 East Benson Road
Sioux Falls, SD 57104Our current most needed items are:
Purina Puppy Chow (Light Blue Bag)
Large and Extra Large Kongs
Large Bottles of Sanitizer (Commerical-Sized if Possible)
Purina Kitten Chow (Yellow Bag)
Soft & Chewy or Meaty Dog Treats/ Training Treats
Pet Food & Treats Pet Toys
Food items must be in the original bag. We will seal for freshness.
- Purina Complete Dog Chow (Green Bag)
- Purina Complete Puppy Chow (Blue Bag)
- Purina Nurture Kitten Chow (Yellow Bag)
- Purina Complete Cat Chow (Blue Bag)
- Small Training Treats for Dogs (soft, meaty treats preferred instead of milk bones)
- Timothy Hay
Other Pet Care Items
Please no ropes, stuffed animals or thin plastic toys.
- Kongs & Indestructible Chew Toys
- Goughnuts Dog Toys
- Jolly Dog Toys
- Kong Balls
- Play Mice & Balls with or without bells
- Catnip Toys
- Interactive cat toys
- Collars & Leashes (Any Size)
- Pet Beds & Blankets (please no bed pillows or comforters)
- Kitty Litter (non-clumping preferred)
- Yesterday’s News Litter
- Pet Kennels & Cages
- Small Cardboard Boxes
- Frontline Prevention
- Dog DNA Test - WisdomPanel
- Disposable Litter Boxes
- Aspen Small Animal Bedding
Please no cedar or pine bedding
- Newspaper - No shredded paper & No flyers, please
- Welding Gloves
- Paper Towels
- Paper Plates
- Large Plastic Trash Bags
- Large Storage Totes
- Disinfecting Wipes
- Floor Squeegees
- Mop Heads
- Brooms & Small Handbroom
- Dishwashing/Heavy Duty Gloves
- Aluminum Cans
Can collection on the west side of the shelter
- Forever Stamps
- 5 mil. Laminating Sheets
- 4” x 2” Address Labels
- Packing & Scotch Tape
- Sticky Tack
- White Out & Glue Sticks
- Office Storage Organizers
- Large Whiteboards/Corkboards
- Whiteboard Markers & Erasers
- Animal and/or Flower Stickers
- 3x5" Wire-Bound Notepads
- Basic Hand Tools
- Gift Cards/Certificates
- Small Animal/Cat Scale
- Animal Tag Engraver Machine
- New or Gently Used, Working Laptops or Ipads
Not local or not able to make it out to the shelter?
Visit our Amazon Wish List and give from near or far! AMAZON WISH LIST
Need to print off the SFAHS wish list? Click below for a PDF of what is listed above! WISH LIST
Wish List FAQ
Can I donate cans of wet food?
We prefer that most our donations be Purina Dry Food, as wet food is not often used in our shelter.I have an open bag of dog or cat food. Will you still take it?
Yes. Please keep the food in its original bag and attempt to tape shut or reseal. If it is not resealed, we will reseal once it is donated.What do you not accept?
Where do I bring my donations?
SFAHS does not accept the following donations.
Please donate items like these to The Bishop Dudley House, St. Francis, Children's Inn or other community outreach or refuge programs.
- Bed Pillows
- Couch Pillows
- Decorative Pillows
- Bed Sheets
- Pillow Cases
We also do not accept
- Old meat, frozen or unfrozen
- Shredded Paper
Donations can be brought inside the Adoption Center. After you enter the front doors, you will see a donation bin to the West of the entrance. If you need assistance, a staff member can help. We then ask you to fill out a short incoming donation slip so that we can keep track of the donations we receive.Do you take shredded newspaper?
All donations are eligible for a tax receipt, so please take one if needed!
No. Please only donate sheets of newspaper, with any sales flyers removed.Can I bring up old or frozen meat?
No. We do not accept any old or frozen meat.I want to make some DIY toys or treats. What is acceptable?
If you make any homemade treats, a list of all ingredients must be included. open all
Homemade toys should be durable, hold up in the wash, and not include anything hazardous to pets.