Save leftover fabrics and batting to make simple sewn catnip pouches. Just add a little sprinkle of catnip! If you live in the Manhattan area, please contact us for supplies if you can stuff these at home. (no sewing required!)
Collect a bunch of clean socks and layer polyfil and light catnip. A chopstick can help to push down the filling and add until it feels like a soft pillow. Make sure you have room at the end to tie a knot. You have just made a shelter cat very happy.
Take a TP roll and fold in the cardboard on 1 side to make a bottom, stuff it with Timothy Hay and a couple Vitacraft or Kaytee rabbit/guinea pig treats. That's it! Suggested supplies
Braid 3 strips of fleece or t-shirts. Each strip is 3 inches wide and approximately 45-60 inches long.
If you are sewing shelter cat and dog beds at home, we are asking all our volunteers to please add a patch with our name on it so the shelter knows we sent them! Here are 3 easy ways to do this. 1) Take a non-toxic fabric marker and draw a heart with our name in it directly on the bed. 2) Sew a piece of muslin or light fabric onto the bed and then add our name in a heart with fabric marker. 3) Sew a heart onto the bed itself. To the left are examples!
Watch this video of AMAZING kids who talk about their love and what they are doing for animals. Co-produced by Pillows for Paws and the YAP Club and created by Branding Shorts.
Kids can make a difference!
Collect towels, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, and any machine washable fabrics that are cozy for animals to sleep on at the shelter.
Dogs love to chase them and it's a great way for them to stay active.
These “cuddle buddies” provide comfort and warmth for kittens and cats in their cages in a stressful shelter environment.
Students & parents can collect toys, canned food & treats for shelter animals.
Join with animal loving friends and find ways to promote animal compassion
in your community. Encourage your school cafeteria to serve more vegetarian and vegan options.
Have a bake sale or throw a party with proceeds going to purchase toys and treats for your local shelter.
Your donation will help us to bring beds, toys and treats to NYC shelter animals waiting for their forever homes.