We frequently update our Chewy Wishlist to include our immediate needs for the dogs in our care. The items from our Wishlist get delivered directly to our no kill shelter.
We also update our Amazon Wishlist with what is needed for the dogs in our care. These items are delivered directly to our shelter as well.
In Kind Donations
We are always in need of the following items:
- Large Towels
- Laundry Detergent
- Garbage Bags
- XL Kongs
- Super Chewer Durable Toys (no stuffing)
- Peanut Butter
- Dog Treats
- Kiddie Pools
- Gas Gift Cards
These items can be dropped off at adoption events or contact the rescue to arrange for pickup or drop off. If you have any other in-kind donations that you would like to donate to the rescue, please contact us and we will let you know if we have the room or need for the items.
Kroger Community Rewards
By signing up for Kroger Community Rewards Program and adding Make a Difference Rescue Inc as your charity of choice, Kroger will donate based on your percentage of spending. To sign up, sign in to your digital account, search for Make a Difference Rescue (Organization #: NH925), and click “save” to select.
When you are shopping in a web browser, go to smile.amazon.com and choose Make A Difference Rescue Inc (Birmingham, MI) as your charity of choice. You can also set this option in your Amazon mobile app on iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile is the same shopping experience (same prices, selection and convenience) as amazon.com, with the added bonus of Amazon donating 0.5% of your eligible purchases to MADR.
Cans for Canine Fundraiser
MADR accepts donations of returnable cans and bottles to help to pay for the medical bills of the dogs in our care. We accept can and bottle donations at our adoption events, and also have a drop off location in Oakland County. Please contact us for the address of drop off or to arrange a pickup.
If you are a business interested in getting involved to help the dogs in our care, please contact us for details.
Become a Volunteer
There are many ways to volunteer your time with MADR. Currently our weekly adoption events are on hold due to COVID-19 but we are always looking for people to help with:
- Walking dogs at our shelter
- Assisting with routine cleaning at the shelter (i.e. laundry, mopping, washing dog bowls, etc)
- Maintenance at the shelter (i.e. power washing kennels, building shelves, etc)
- Working the booths at craft shows and other events
- Creating different items for our craft shows
- Returning cans and bottles from our bottle/can drives
- …and many more!
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. Volunteers must be over 18 years old to volunteer with the rescue, or 16 years old with parental content, and must be comfortable around dogs.
We are so appreciative of people who choose to fundraise for MADR. Some ways to fundraise include:
- Collecting cans and bottles in your neighborhood
- Hosting a jeans day at your workplace
- Starting a blanket and towel drive
- Spearheading a coin drive
- Creating a birthday fundraiser on Facebook
Please contact us if you have any creative ideas and a volunteer would be pleased to help you with your fundraiser in any way that we can!