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Supplies We Always Need
Animal Care & Control does their best to make our adoptable pets as comfortable as possible during their time here until they find their forever homes. The following items below are supplies that we always need. You can buy these items and ship them directly to our shelter. The animals thank you!

If you would like to send a donation directly to Animal Care & Control to help us purchase any of these supplies, please send a check payable to “City of Charlotte” and earmark it for the specific supply you'd like for us to purchase.

Mail your checks or orders directly to:
    Animal Care & Control
    8315 Byrum Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28217

See the list of toys and supplies that we can always use here at the shelter. You can also check out our Amazon wishlist here.


The dogs are usually either at their kennel doors, watching potential adopters go by, are outside walking with volunteers, learning some basic obedience with the trainer, or sleeping some of the day away. But there are other times where they are bored or stressed which causes them to walk in circles or pace.

With the help of the Kong toys boredom can be a thing of the past. These are durable rubber toys that can be filled with peanut butter and frozen. Or filled with dog treats which gives the dogs a chance to play and push the toy to get the treat inside.

Visit the Kong Company website for more details.

Here's how you can help us provide these kong toys to all our canine residents:

Click here to order


Nylabones are another great toy that gives dogs something to do while they are housed in our kennels. These toys are also durable for hours of chewing.

Visit the Nylabone website for more details.

Here's how you can help us provide these Nylabones to all our canine residents:

Click here to order.

Kuranda Cots

How would you like to sleep on hard concrete or metal surface? Well, the dogs and cats don't like it either. We find that many dogs and cats like to sleep on these soft Kuranda Cots.

Visit the Kuranda Cots website for more details.

Here's how you can help us provide these cots to all our canine and feline residents:

Click here to order directly from the Kuranda Cot website. The shelter's name of CMPD Animal Control Bureau must be selected.

Soft Paws

Soft Paws is a product invented specifically for cats. Since every cat has the natural desire to scratch things they sometimes scratch furniture and carpet rather than scratching posts made for cats. Some people don't like the idea of a cat scratching up their furniture or expensive rugs so they choose to declaw their cat at a veterinarian.

Declawing a cat is like amputating the end of your finger (including your finger nail). An alternative to cutting off the tip of your cats' toes are Soft Paws. They are easy to put on and prevent your cat from scratching anything in the household. Most cats don't even know they are wearing any.

The cap is filled with non-toxic glue and is placed on the cats freshly cut nails. Then, when a cap or two falls off, then it is time to trim the nails (cutting the rest of the caps off with the nail trimming) and place brand new ones on.

They come in a variety of colors and can be switched over at each nail trim.

We like to use these at Animal Care & Control for a variety of reasons. One main reason, to keep the public safe from accidental scratches during interactions. Another reason, they make black colored cats stand out from the rest.

We are always in need of these Soft Paws and you can help make sure that we have a good supply but sending us an order of Soft Paws.

Visit the Soft Paws website for more details.

Here's how you can help us provide these soft paws to all our feline residents: 

Click here to order

  Premier Busy Buddy Bouncy Bone

Interactive dog toy will keep your pet engaged for hours.

Click here to order

Premier Busy Buddy Everlasting Treat Ball

Fill with food or treats to keep your dog happily entertained.

Made of soft, durable, puncture-resistant materials that stand up to tough chewers.

Click here to order

  Premier Busy Buddy Kibble Nibble

Mixes food and exercise for a fun dog toy that keeps your pet in shape.

Randomly dispenses treats while your dog plays with it.

Click here to order

Premier Busy Buddy Twist 'n Treat

2-piece adjustable rubber treat dispensing toy.

Rate of dispersal can be adjusted to suit the interest and ability of the dog.

"The adjustable opening allows it to be filled with a variety of hard, soft, and smear-able treats."

Click here to order

These are items that can be purchased and donated to our shelter but there are other items that we always need that you can find in your very own home. To find a list of these needed items, along with projects that children and teens can do for us, visit the Youth Involvement page.