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Paws2Rescue Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018

The boy couldn’t remember when he last ate. We all tried not to cry as he devoured the dry bread as though he had never eaten before…

This is not a story, it is just one of so many awful sights which we saw in Romania during our December visits last year. If he is this hungry, we cannot even start to imagine how awful it is for the dogs…

And our 6th Paws2Give Christmas Shoebox Appeal is launched!

How can you help?

  • You can make a shoebox up with gifts
  • You can visit our amazon wish list and buy an item – this will be delivered straight to us – our wish list is on our website.
  • Offer to be a “collection point”
  • Ask your local school or community group to join in too – it really can be fun
  • If you live near Sutton in Surrey and can help us on the first Monday in December, please email us and let us know that you can help us to fill the lorry.

The detail:

  • If you want ideas what to put in your Shoebox please visit our website where we have a comprehensive list of suggestions.
  • It doesn’t have to be a shoebox – any box is ok – as long as we can lift it!
  • Shoebox suggestions on our website include children, dogs, wildlife and horses

Be a collection point:

  • Please email us at [email protected] if you can be a collection point
  • This will be any day of your choice between mid October and the end of November, maybe a two hour time slot in a public place near your home – for example a supermarket car park
  • We will promote your collection point locally and on social media
  • You will need to take the donations in your car and store them inside your home
  • We will arrange collection from your home to our storage unit


  • You can check our website for a local collection point (which will be updated by late September)
  • You can post it from 1st October onwards to: Paws2Rescue Christmas Shoebox Appeal, c/o Big Yellow Self Storage, 12 Kimpton Park Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 9QS

Don’t forget:
The teenagers! Last year we were short of teenagers shoeboxes
Simple things such as paper chains bring huge joy – it doesn’t have to cost a lot



Cod Liver Oil Capsules for dogs and cats / Fish oil tablets
Salmon Oil

Medical Supplies
Cohesive pet bandages
Anti –inflammatories
Pain relief
Medication for digestive illness
Skin treatment for mange/demodex
Blade clippers
Ear cleaning solutions
Antibacterial Pets Spray
Parvo Virucide Quarantine & Boarding Kennels Breeders Whelping Boxes Virus Free
Tick repellant
De-flea or De-worm treatments – tablets/spot ons
Spray Silver Antiseptic
Colloidal Silver Spray
Shampoo for sensitive skin
Medicated shampoos – hibiscrub/ chlorhexidine/ketoconazole (itchy skim human shampoos or creams too)
Collars – anti flea and ticks
Veridical Solutions
Dorwest tummy powder
Skin cream
Chlorine tablets
Gloves/hospital surgical fields or gowns/scrubs
Surgical instruments, syringes, catheters
Big ladies incontinence pads
Dog/child urine blankets

Dry or wet dog food
Premimum sensitive food – wet or dry
Vet diet food – hepatic/gastro/sensitive – samples too
Wagg Dog Food Complete
Alpha Adult Maintenance
Vets Kitchen Dog Food Senior Complete
Forthglade 100% Natural Complete Meal Grain Free Adult Dog Food
Naturediet Food Trays
Burns Dog Food
Harrington’s Dog Food
Dried fish treats
Tasty Liver Paste
Tins of sardines
Soft treats that can be enjoyed quickly

Dry or wet puppy food
Royal Canin Baby Dog Powdered Milk
Wagg Complete Puppy
James Wellbeloved Puppy (dry or wet)
Applaws Dry Puppy Food
Burns Puppy Food
Harrington’s Puppy Food (wet or dry)
Pedigree Puppy Wet Food
Lactol Puppy Weaning Milk
Royal Canin Mini Puppy Contenances
Arden Grange puppy food

Waterproof mattress covers
Waterproof beds
Puppies – toys to chew
Metal foldable crates

Wound compresses


Bird water bottles
Bird houses
Bird toys
Bird enclosures
Stainless steel veterinary cages
Consultation table
Milk powder for wild baby mammals
Rodent dental kit
Small animal surgery instruments
Diff-quick coloring kit
Critical care formula

Low income families
dried milk, tinned fruit, instant coffee, fruit teabags, tins of tuna, mugshots, rice, packets of soup, hot chocolate sachets, biscuits, sweeties

toothpaste, toothbrushes, wrapped soap, roll on deodorant, comb/brush, sanitary products, wash bag, face clothes, plasters, nail clippers, tweezers, mini shampoo, mini conditioners, perfume, make-up

hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, cosy socks, bag/purse, hair accessories, hair bands, bobbles

jigsaws, small board games, small puzzles, playing cards, books, sewing kit, stationary, notebook, pens, Christmas decorations


Individual sachet face masks, make-up, make-up brushes, lip balm, face cleansing wipes, sanitary products, pyjamas, underwear, slipper socks, hot water bottle, t-shirts, nail polish, nail art, nail file, perfume, roll on deodorant, razors, hairbrush, compact mirror, purse/bag, costume jewellery, pretty notebooks and pens, pencil cases

deodorant, hair gel, comb, razors, aftershave, shower gel sets, boxers, socks, football bits and bobs, playing cards, small games, balls, yo yo

magazines, books, notebooks, pens, sweets, slipper socks

Aged 9-12 year old

lip balm, lip gloss, bobbles, hairbands, pretty writing sets (fairy, unicorn, mermaid, glittery), skipping ropes, yo-yo, notebooks, felt tips, pencil cases, glitter pens, mathematics sets, calculator, sticker books, magazines, books, dominoes, small board games, football bits and bobs, wrestling bits and bobs, rubix cube, puzzle books, knickers, socks, pyjamas, slipper socks, woollies, toothbrush, hairbrush, shower gels, face cloths, sweets

Aged 6-8 year old

pyjamas, socks, slipper socks, vests, knickers, hats, scarf, gloves

toys, footballs, skipping ropes, yo-yo, books, pens, pencils, crayons, glitter pens, colouring books, colour by numbers, stencils, small puzzles, pencil case, balloons, fidget spinners, Lego, cars, dolls

Aged 3-5 year old

vests, pyjamas, slipper socks, knickers, socks, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens

character soaps, children’s body wash, children’s toothpaste and toothbrushes, face cloths, pull-ups, hair accessories, hairbrushes

toy cars, aeroplanes, dinosaurs, balls, Lego/duplo, dolls, Barbie dolls, interactive little games, dominoes, snap cards, superhero bits and bobs, jigsaws, crayons, colouring pads, sticker books, stencils, stickers, activity books, glitter pens, finger paints, pencil case, bath toys, bath sponges, small bath towels

Babies and Toddlers

nappies (all sizes), baby wipes, sudocrem, cotton balls, cotton tips, dried baby milk, dummies, bottles, Milton sterilising wipes/tablets, teething rings/toys, bibs, baby bath products, bubble bath, shampoo, comforter, small rattles, small blankets, muslin squares, talc, bath toys, books, soft sponges, bath towel, mobiles, soft baby hairbrush, baby comb, hats, scarves, mittens, soft toys, activity mat (small) baby toothpaste and toothbrush

Please do NOT send any teddy bears as one of our amazing adopters has organised teddy bear collection separately and we have plenty.

Other than bags of dog food, please try to send donations in boxes, otherwise we have to unpack it all and box up for you, thank you.

Thank you all so much for your love and kindness in being a part of Paws2Christmas 2018