Pillows for Paws

DIY Shelter beds and toys

make our shelter beds

Make a cozy bed for a shelter animal!


All beds can be mailed to: 

Animal  Care Centers of NYC 

326 East 110th Street, NYC NY 10029

Catnip Toys

Save leftover fabrics and batting to make simple sewn catnip pouches. Just add a little sprinkle of catnip!

Meow Socks

Collect a bunch of clean socks and layer polyfil and light catnip.  A chopstick can help to push down the filling so you can 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.

Dog Tug Toys

Braid 3 strips of fleece or t-shirts.

Millie Rock loves her toy!

End result of your DIY project!

Rabbit & Guinea Pig Rolls

Take a TP roll, stuff it with Timothy Hay and a couple treats. That's it! Your rabbit or guinea pig will be very happy!

Other Ways kids can help shelter animals!

Start a drive at your school

Start a drive at your school

Start a drive at your school

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Collect towels, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, and any machine washable fabrics that are cozy for animals to sleep on at the shelter.

Collect tennis balls

Start a drive at your school

Start a drive at your school

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Dogs love to chase them and it's a great way for them to stay active.

Gather stuffed animals

Start a drive at your school

Gather stuffed animals

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 These “cuddle buddies” provide comfort and warmth for kittens and cats in their cages in a stressful shelter environment.

Collect Food and Toys

Create an Animal Welfare club

Gather stuffed animals

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Students & parents can collect toys, canned food & treats for shelter animals.

Create an Animal Welfare club

Create an Animal Welfare club

Create an Animal Welfare club

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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 Fundraiser

Create an Animal Welfare club

Create an Animal Welfare club

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Have a bake sale or throw a party with proceeds going to purchase toys and treats for your local shelter.

Please donate

Your donation will help us to bring beds, toys and treats to NYC shelter animals waiting for their forever homes.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Kids & animal kindness

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!

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