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Help! We’re almost out of dog bedding and toys!

July 10, 2018
Our supply of dog bedding and toys is almost empty. Please help by donating an item on our wish list.

Animals lovers of Melbourne! We need your help to replenish our supply of bedding and toys.

Please drop off your new or pre-loved supplies to 2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne.  Items must be clean and in good condition.

Below is a wish list of items which help to provide comfort and enrichment to the vulnerable cats and dogs in our care

Wish list


  • Bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Beach and bath towels
  • Doonas / duvets
  • Plush animal beds (all sizes)
  • Fleece animal beds (all sizes)

Enrichment products


  • Cat scratching poles
  • Kongs
  • Rope toys (large size)
  • Plush toys without battery packs or wires inside
  • Hard plastic toys (large size)
  • Chewy/rubbery plastic toys (large size)
  • Tennis balls

Food and Treats

  • Dry dog/cat food (unopened)
  • Dry dog treats
  • Liver treats
  • Strap treats
  • Tinned dog/cat food
  • Pigs ears

What we can’t use

Unfortunately we’re not able to use the following items at the shelter, as they’re difficult to clean and maintain for re-use, or aren’t suitable:

  • Bones
  • Doona covers / pillow cases
  • Rawhide treats
  • Pillows
  • Tea towels or hand towels
  • Igloo pet beds
  • Elevated pet beds
  • Teepee pet beds
  • Kennels

Drop-off points

North Melbourne shelter
2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne 3051
View opening hours

Cranbourne shelter
920 Thompsons Road, Cranbourne West 3977
View opening hours

Spread the word!

Please help spread the word via social media or word of mouth. We’d love to see photos of your bedding or toy donation, too! Post photos of your donation on social media using the hashtag #LostDogsHome or email them to us so we can create a collage of all the gifts we receive for the shelter dogs.