Animal shelters often rely on volunteers to function but whether this important job is done by paid employees or volunteers doesn’t really matter. They all deserve gratitude for their work and if you are looking for a perfect gift to express that gratitude, we have a few choices in mind.
Themed Coffee Mugs
Animal shelter employees and volunteers will certainly be thankful for pet supplies. This may not be a gift for them personally but it is a gift that can make animals in shelters more comfortable and thus make the employees and volunteers happy.
Things that animal shelters need you to donate include leashes, collars, pet grooming supplies, office supplies, pet food and treats, pet hygiene products, toys, etc. Even things like towels and other stuff that can be used as bedding is always welcome.
If you want to put an instant smile on the face of animal shelter employees and volunteers, food is always a good choice. Ordering a pizza or showing up with a batch of freshly baked cookies is a certain way to lift the mood at the shelter.
Cash is often the most practical gift you can give to someone, even though it may be somewhat impersonal. However, giving cash instead of buying a present is impersonal if you know the receiver well.
In this particular case, cash is a good way to say that you care about the shelter and people working there. You can make a donation to the shelter or leave some cash in an envelope for all the employees and volunteers to share.
You may feel like gifts cards are impersonal but many people love gift cards. When you purchase gift cards for animal shelter employees and volunteers, keep in mind which stores are nearby. Some of the gift cards you can give include Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Best Buy, etc.
In addition to this, you can also choose a gift card for pet stores, like PetsMart or Petco. This way, animal shelter employees and volunteers can buy exactly what they need to help the shelter running smoothly.
Funny Animal Signs
Funny Animal Doormats
Once again, you have a lot of options to choose from. Our favorites are this “Animals Welcome People Tolerated” doormat, as well as this “Just So You Know There's Like A Lot of Animals in Here” doormat.
Since it is safe to assume that you are looking for a book for an animal lover, our suggestions include A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron, Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel by Virginia Morell, and the classic novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild.
Animal shelters need a place to store treats and a pretty treat jar can be very helpful in this respect. Of course, you want to make sure that the jar is both stylish and large enough since it’s supposed to keep treats for multiple animals.
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