Wish List Items: Corporate

Thank you to our corporate Friends!

It Takes a Lot of Kibble . . .

Imagine over 200 animals living in a 4,000-square-foot space at one time. How much dog food does it take? On average, about 560 pounds of dog food per week. What about cat food? We estimate 200 pounds per week. The numbers are simply astonishing.

Because of the overwhelming amount of supplies, it is often easier for corporations, rather than individuals, to donate much-needed animal items in bulk. In addition, companies have the satisfaction that they are making a difference every day in the lives of animals in need.

If you have items you’d like to donate that are not on the list, or for more information, contact Andrea Kuentz at akuentz@dearbornanimals.org or call her at 313.943.2697.

Remember that all in-kind gifts are 100% tax deductible.

Bulk Items

  • Our canine rescues eat approximately 728 40-pound bags of kibble per year, which equals 35,360 pounds.
  • Our feline rescues consume 10,400 pounds of food and use 366,000 pounds of cat litter per year.
  • Each dog resident receives 3 toys per day (plush, squeaker, rope varieties), which equals 90 toys per day.
  • Shelter In-house Trainers (S.I.T. team) use 260 packages of hot dogs, 52 jars of peanut butter, and 260 packs of string cheese each year to train and evaluate our dog residents.
  • Office staffers go through at least 260 reams of 8.5 x 11 white copy paper and 156 reams of color paper per year.

Special Items

  • Cargo van
  • Dog playground equipment
  • Collapsible 10×10 tents
  • Folding tables (6- and 8-foot)
  • Weed whackers


  • Storage companies: We could definitely use donated use of storage
  • Trucking companies: Please donate shipping charges for donated dog
    and cat food
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