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Thank you for wanting to help the animals!  The items listed below are some of the things we use for animal care and other programs.

For large items such as building supplies or trees, please call first to make arrangements for delivery or pickup.


If you would like to donate something that is not on this list, just give us a call at 303-536-0118 or email to make sure it is something that we can accept.

Bear Food (from April – October only)


  • Apples, pears, plums

  • Berries (any kind), grapes, cherries

  • Melons (any kind)

  • Carrots and vegetables (no artichokes or potatoes)

  • Fruit roll-ups

  • Jumbo marshmallows (extra-large!)

  • Dog food – dry, high quality (large bags)

  • Cat food – dry, high quality


Wolves and Cats


  • Frozen turkeys or chickens (whole birds)

  • Reddi-whip canned whipped cream

  • Evaporated milk (cans)

  • Zoo balls (please call for specifics!)


Office, Welcome Center and Volunteer Program


  • Clear packing tape rolls (to go on tape guns)

  • Post-it notes

  • Mailing labels (Avery sizes 8160, 8163, 8167)

  • Bankers boxes (new)

  • Manila filing folders (new, letter-size)

  • Paper towels

  • Tissues

  • Toilet paper (2-ply, large rolls)

  • Clorox wipes

  • Lysol disinfectant spray (aerosol)

  • Paper plates

  • Plastic utensils (forks, knives, spoons)

  • 10 oz. coffee cups with lids

  • Bottled water (cases)




  • Amazon gift cards

  • Home Depot gift cards

  • Fire hoses

  • Heavy-duty garden hoses and nozzles

  • Pool chlorine tablets

  • Rubbermaid tubs with lids (large sizes, new)  

  • Contractor plastic garbage bags – 42 gallon ONLY (found at Lowes or Home Depot)

  • Towels and cleaning cloths (new, white only)


Building and Landscaping Materials


  • Concrete (bags or by truck)

  • Concrete and steel culverts (all sizes)

  • Deck stain (certain types – please ask!)

  • Lumber (2x4s and 4x4s)

  • Plywood

  • Painting materials (new brushes, rollers, pans)

  • Shovels, metal rakes, work gloves (new)

  • Steel (all sizes and shapes)

  • Telephone poles

  • Trees (cottonwoods, evergreens, shrubs)

  • Tree trunks & stumps (extremely large, for habitats and play areas)

  • Wood chips for landscaping and habitats

See the Sanctuary's Wish List Online at

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