The support of friends in the community makes our work possible. In-kind donations are absolutely amazing ways to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the shelter are covered, and all of our pets are cared-for. And even better? Most of the foods and supplies you give through in-kind donations are tax-deductible.

Gifts can be made (Amazon or Chewy Wish Lists) to deliver to the shelter or they can be dropped off (213 Oceola Ave, Nashville, TN 37209) during normal operational hours (10A-5P). While MARS Petcare generously donates food for our shelter animals, Nashville Humane is always in need of treats for our shelter pets, as well as formula for puppies and kittens in foster care. The pet food bank, which helps pets belonging to community members, is also in need of donations.

Need a donation receipt or have questions about items we need? Please email

  • Gift Cards (to any major credit card or retailers who sells items on our wish list)
  • Towels/Blankets
  • Puppy Pee Pads
  • Stuffed Toys for Dogs (all sizes)
  • 13 Gallon/55 Gallon Trash Bags
  • British Slip Dog Leads (see Amazon list for specific type)
  • Martingale Collar (all sizes)
  • Cat Plastic Toys
  • Stainless Steel Bowls
  • Dog and Puppy Food (for Food Bank program) Packages Must be Sealed
  • Canned Dog Food (for Food Bank program) Packages Must be Sealed
  • Canned Cat Food (for Food Bank program and shelter) Packages Must be Sealed
  • Milk Replacer for Kittens/Puppies – Packages Must be Sealed
  • Clorox Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Royal Canine Kitten Food Dry and Wet – Packages Must be Sealed
  • Reusable Bags (Tote bags, Reusable Cloth Grocery bags, etc all sizes)
  • Kongs (all sizes)
  • Catnip

*We are unable to accept pillows of any kind.

Have your school, party guests, or company hold a donation drive of items from Nashville Humane’s Wish List!

Donation FAQ

We accept drop-offs during normal operation hours (10A-5P) at the shelter. Our address is 213 Oceola Ave, Nashville 37209, in West Nashville near the intersection of White Bridge Road and Charlotte Pike.

No sorry, we are unable to take food that is in opened packaging, or food that has surpassed its expiration date.

Yes! As long as it is in it’s original packaging or bottle and not expired. We will also take empty prescription bottles

Hands on Nashville has an awesome list of local nonprofits and what they need. (Link here)

Donations can be brought to the shelter during normal adoption hours (10A-5P). If you hosted a donation drive for us, or are dropping off a large number of items, please contact B Messner at to schedule your drop off.