Our Wish List

NEADS regularly goes through a lot of supplies that we need replenished. Consider making a donation of any of the following items -- our dogs will be forever grateful to you! For a printable PDF of our wish list, click here.


General Use

  • Small compact car
  • Utility van or small pickup truck
  • Copy paper by the ream or case
  • 3 tab file folders, letter size, any color
  • New or gently used 3-ring binders
  • Shipping tape
  • K-cups for Keurig
  • Tide liquid laundry detergent
  • Lysol disinfectant spray
  • Window cleaner (Windex)
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Trash bags: tall kitchen (13-17 gallon), heavy duty (33 or 39 gallon)
  • Sponges
  • Nitrile rubber disposable gloves
  • Ziploc bags: sandwich, quart, gallon
  • Paper towels
  • Purell hand sanitizer
  • Batteries
  • Safe Paw ice melt or similar
  • For our Maintenance Department: work gloves (especially size L or XL - for our volunteer base), and mechanical tools in usable condition


For Our Kennel and Veterinary Care

  • Grooming tools like: plier-style nail clippers, slicker brushes, FURminator deShedding tool (medium or large), Mars Coat King Strippers, Master Grooming Tools Shedding Blades (like here), Furminator professional grooming rakes, rubber curry combs
  • High quality dog shampoo and conditioner, including brands like TropiClean, Top Performance, and Furminator
  • Dog toothpaste (like CET, Enzadent, Petrodex, or Nylabone or Petco brands)
  • New or gently used blankets (size twin or smaller) and bath/beach towels
  • New or used wire crates, either 54x35x45 or 42x28x30, like here 
  • Large capacity front load washing machine and dryer
  • Push brooms
  • Poop bags


For Our Dogs

  • High quality dog treats, jerky or soft/stinky treats strongly preferred, below are suggestions and it is okay to deviate from this list: Blue Buffalo (like here or here), Best Bully Sticks, Zuke's (like here), Pet Botanics (like here), True Chews (like here), Pupperoni (like here), Merrick (like here), Trader Joe's (like here), Natural Balance (like here, and also including their dog food rolls), Charlee Bear (like here), creamy peanut butter (cannot contain xylitol)
  • Interactive food games / mind games for dogs
  • Nylabone Dura Chew original bone, size wolf, giant, or souper
  • Kongs, size XL or XXL
  • Toys for large breed adult dogs: Kong toys, Jolly balls, squeaky toys, rope tug toys, etc.
  • Durable puppy toys
  • Kuranda dog beds (standard blue PVC bed with 40oz vinyl)
  • Gentle Leader head collars, black or blue in color, in sizes medium or large, like here 
  • New collars, blue in color, buckle clasp, above 10in and under 26in
  • Leashes, black in color, cotton web or nylon, 6ft, like here 


For Our Clients in Training

  • Craftsman flashlights and lanterns
  • Dehumidifier
  • K-cups (coffee, tea, hot chocolate)
  • Sugar and Sweet & Low
  • Plastic utensils
  • Dinner napkins
  • Paper plates (all sizes)
  • Bendable drinking straws
  • Plastic wrap and tinfoil
  • Plastic food baggies (all sizes) and gallon-sized ziploc bags
  • White area rugs for bathrooms
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • White noise machines (five needed!)


Gift Cards

  • Veterinary care: CVS
  • Maintenance Department: Home Depot, Lowe's, Sears, Walmart
  • Client House: Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, Target
  • General use: Staples



As of 1/9/2017, we are all set on the following items:

  • Welch Allyn veterinary diagnostic sets


Thank you for thinking of us, but we cannot use these items - please do not donate:

  • Fitted or flat bed sheets
  • Puffy/plush dog beds that cannot fit into a washing machine
  • Dog harnesses
  • Plastic food/water bowls for dogs
  • Blankets or towels with decorative fringe
  • Raw foods or animal parts like rawhide, hooves, or pig ears
  • Flea/tick products like: shampoos, carpet/upholstery treatments, or topical or oral monthly preventatives




We sincerely appreciate the donation of any item(s) from this list. Please contact us by email or phone at 978-422-9064 so we can thank you and make arrangements.

Due to limited space and manpower, we cannot accept gifts that do not appear on this list. If you would like to help NEADS in other ways, please consider making a monetary donation or becoming a volunteer.