If you're short on cash, most groups also have a "wish list" of items that you can donate. Many people donate their kids' used clothes and toys to charity. You often can do the same with dog items. Look around your house for any toys that you've bought for your dog that he has ignored or for any gently used dog clothing that your dog may have outgrown from puppy to adulthood. (And, yes, if you have feline friends in your house, their items can be donated, too!)
If you're not sure where to start, here are a few organizations in and around Dayton that could use your help:
- Humane Society of Greater Dayton (Donate)
- Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (Wish List)
- SICSA (Donate | Wish List)
- Robyn's Nest (How to Help)
- PAWS Adoption Center in Middletown (How to Help)
Your donation will improve a dog's life. Plus, studies have shown that giving makes people happy, too! What a great way to end one year and start the next!
Note: This blog post does not serve as tax advice or an endorsement of any of the groups listed above.