Below is a list of items that we use frequently and NEVER have enough of. We have several drop off points in Charlotte / Cornelius. You can also mail things to us if that's an easier option. If it's large items or a large amount of things we can get them picked up by a volunteer.
GIFT CARDS TO LOWES, HOME DEPOT, WALMART (we use these for building projects, supplies and specialized foods for allergic dogs)
SQUEEZE CHEESE (this is what we use to give dogs their medicines)
PEANUT BUTTER (we fill kongs with this to help keep them from being so bored)
FLEA MEDICINES (capstar, advantage, frontline, promeris NO OFF BRANDS PLS since some are dangerous)
NYLABONES OR OTHER HARD BONES TO CHEW ON
CLOROX CLEAN UP IN SPRAY BOTTLES
BLUE DAWN DISH DETERGENT
USED PRINTER CARTRIDGES ( we turn these in to get credit for supplies at Staples)
COASTAL STRAW OR CEDAR SHAVINGS
NATURAL BALANCE FISH AND SWEET POTATOE FOOD (we have several dogs that have to have this beacause of allergies and it's pricey)
ANY ITEM OF VALUE THAT WE CAN RESELL. YOU CAN DONATE TO ITEMS TO US JUST LIKE THE GOODWILL. WE GIVE YOU A DONATION RECEIPT AND THEN RESELL THE ITEM IN MY STORE OR ON EBAY. THIS INCLUDES VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE FURNITURE. BETH RESTORES THIS AND SELLS FOR THE RESCUE !!!
LARGER TICKET ITEMS:
PRIVACY FENCE PANELS
GRAVEL (LARGE LOADS)
HIGH QUALITY DIGITAL CAMERA
we can use crates of all sizes, dog beds, and blankets. THESE ARE NOT THINGS WE NEED BADLY ENOUGH FOR YOU TO BUY NEW THOUGH. Pick them up at yard sales, the goodwill, craigslist for a few bucks and that's great.
We can always use any left over dogs meds even if they are slightly out of date. especially heartworm preventative and flea meds.
Financial Support: Unfortunately, it is expensive to care for all of
these wonderful dogs, and paying the bills is challenging on a daily
basis. Thankfully, we work with wonderful vets who help us when they can,
but even their generous rates add up, as many of our dogs come to us
very sick or severely injured. We are also so thankful to have the
support of a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, but again, 95% of our dogs
come to us needing these surgeries to prevent MORE "unwanted" dogs. As
much as we hate to bring it up, financial support is always unbelievably
appreciated, as we are run by volunteers, and founders who work
full-time jobs away from the rescue to have money to pay for the facility and
care for the dogs. There are no salaried employees and the rescue is
run completely by the donations of the public and the (massive)
donations of the founders. Any donations to NMAR are 100% tax deductible.
You could give a one time, general donation to the rescue, or if you
would like to designate what you want the money to go towards (training for
a favorite dog at our facility or money for an injured dogs vet
bills), we will absolutely honor that request.
The humans and the dogs thank you for your interest in, and support of,
NMAR....we hope to see you or hear from you soon!