AWS Wish List

We are so grateful for donations of supplies! Thank you for standing beside us as we help animals in need. By choosing items from our list of the 4Fs, we can focus our resources on medical care, rescue missions and animal comfort.

Biggest need items for fall 2019:

  • Dry Cat Food
  • Dry Puppy Food
  • Dry Kitten Food
  • Dry Dog Food
  • Wet Kitten Food
  • Toys of all kinds
If you can’t make it over to AWS in person, consider making a donation from our Amazon Wish List. Amazon will send your items directly to our doors (usually with free shipping!) so we’ll be able to put them to use right away.

Log in via and 0.5%  of your purchase price is donated by the Amazon Smile Foundation.



Keeping our animals on one brand of food during their stay avoids upset stomachs. Other pet food (such as Old Roy and store brands) are gratefully received by local food pantries to assist area pet owners in feeding their pets.


Monthly Cat Food Donations:

One of our biggest ongoing needs is canned cat food. We go through about 30 cans a day or 600 cans a month, so the need is always strong. To help supply our cats with high-quality nutrition every day, consider setting up a recurring order of a case or two of canned cat food online. Places like or may be  convenient options. In most cases, your order can be shipped directly to AWS and be put to use immediately to feed our cats.


Our animals love to have fun. We do our very best to keep their minds engaged and bodies active during their stay.

  • Durable dog toys last the longest and are the safest for use in our kennels. We love Kongs, Nylabones, Orbees, rawhides and bully sticks.
  • Cat nip pillows and toys, and interactive cat toys such as jingle balls are purr-fect.
  • Small training treats for dogs learning obedience skills.


Keeping a busy shelter and veterinary clinic running smoothly is a big job. These items help us day in and day out.


We simply could not do what we do without the generous gifts from our community.

  • A monetary gift of any size allows us to buy exactly what we need, when we need it
  • Gift cards to, Lowes, Home Depot, Hannaford and local pet supply stores
  • Donations can be mailed directly to AWS at PO Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094


At this time, we do not need newspapers, copy paper, shredded paper, or used office supplies.

We are unable to accept the following items due to space restrictions and laundry facility limitations.

  • Sheets, heavy blankets, quilts, comforters, pillows, and cushions or large dog beds (used or new)
  • Used dog and cat crates
  • Food bowls, litter boxes, small animal habitats, and cat scratching posts


Thank you for your generous support!