Make or donate goods

Thank you so much for thinking of Battersea with a kind offer of a donation. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept physical items at our London centre right now.

We are fully stocked with all the things our dogs and cats will need in the coming months following previous kind items being donated as well as regular stock ordering through our suppliers. Please see this list of other rescues, some which may be closer for you to visit or could collect, that could benefit from donated goods.

Thank you again for your support of the animals within Battersea's care, we are incredibly grateful and we hope to be able to receive these items again soon.


  • Dog or cat food - we feed all our residents a regular diet of premium food to keep them healthy - changing food can upset their stomachs
  • Newspapers
  • Pillows, cushions and duvets
  • Travel crates and pet carriers
  • Old computer equipment, as it is not compatible with our computer system
  • Dirty or soiled items as this costs us money to launder before our animals can use them.
  • Dog or cat fashion clothing (including knitted jumpers)
  • Medications of any kind
  • Leads or collars – we use specific branded ones at Battersea
  • Fabric muzzles
  • Poo bags
  • Footballs, basketballs, baseballs, etc
  • Pet shampoos, soaps, or perfumes
  • Water dispensers


Unfortunately we cannot accept the above items but we thank you for thinking of Battersea.


In our ‘Made in Battersea’ craft series you can learn how to make cheap, easy and enriching homemade toys for dogs and cats, just like our volunteers and staff do at Battersea.

Cat Wand

In this episode you can learn how to make a wand toy for your cat, which is a great way to keep your cat entertained as they can play with you or by themselves.

Ring Ragger

In this episode you can learn how to make a ring ragger toy for your dog, which is great for a tug game with adult dogs or puppies, and all you need is an old jumper and some scissors.

If you would like to knit or crochet blankets or toys for our animals, please keep in mind that large gaps in material can be dangerous as little paws and claws can get stuck. Please look into pet-safe patterns first to ensure your thoughtful donation is fit for purpose.

Check back regularly for more ideas, inspiration and new ways to get creative in support of Battersea. Your donations help us to care for the thousands of animals who come into Battersea every year.