Donating Pet Items

The Rio Rancho Animal Control Division and its shelter facility accept donations.

Items can be dropped off at the Rio Rancho Animal Control office and shelter facility, 3441 Northern Blvd., Monday – Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please call (505) 891-5075.

Always Accepted


  • 13-Gallon White Tall Kitchen Plastic Trash Bags with Drawstring
  • 40-Pound Bag Wood Pellets (Used for Cat Litter)
  • Black Contractor Heavy Duty Plastic Bags
  • Cat Toys (Mice, Ping-Pong Balls, etc.)
  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Dawn (Blue) Dish Soap
  • Dealer’s Choice or Pedigree Dry Dog Food
  • Dog Rope Toys
  • Friskies Canned Cat Food (Paté Style)
  • Friskies/Cat Chow/Kit & Kaboodle Dry Adult and/or Dry Kitten Food
  • Latex or Nitrile Exam Gloves (Sm/Med/Lg/XL)
  • Liquid Laundry Soap (High Efficiency Washer)
  • Paper Towels
  • Pedigree Canned Dog Food (Ground Style)
  • Pedigree Dry Puppy Food
  • Tennis Balls

Highly Desired


  • Humaniac Scratch Bricks (For Cats)
  • Kong Balls
  • Kong Wobblers (Large)
  • Pet Waggins Cardboard Cat Carriers
  • Rope Leashes with O-Ring
  • Rubber Backed Bath Mats (2’x3’) New or Gently Used