Along with volunteering directly at the shelter, there are various other many ways that you can help pets every day from the comfort of your own home, workplace, or community. Consider these creative ways to donate:

Donate Appreciated Stock

When you donate appreciated securities to charity, the fair market value is deducted from your taxable income and neither you nor the charity will be taxed on the capital gain. Therefore, you can make a bigger impact with your charitable donation by gifting your stocks rather than liquidating them and gifting the cash that remains after you’ve paid up to 23.8% in federal capital gains tax. 

Host a fundraiser, car wash, or gift drive for pets!

As a nonprofit organization, Lost Our Home is able to care for thousands of pets each year thanks to the kind donations from people just like you. You can help by: organizing a FUNdraiser; having a Gift Drive; collecting pet supplies, or all three! By organizing a gift drive and donating items from our wish list, you directly help pets get the love and care they deserve.

Wedding Campaign!

Now you can say “I Do” to giving animals in need a Happily Ever After! Let your family and friends know that in lieu of gifts, you are celebrating your wedding by making a difference in the lives of pets and people in crisis. To get started, contact and we will create a link you can embed on your wedding site and/or to just share with your wedding guests. Let your guests know that you would like them to donate to Lost Our Home Pet Rescue in celebration of your fairy “tail” ending. We can’t wait to join in wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you for helping further the Lost Our Home Pet Rescue’s life-saving work of providing compassionate care for pets and pet parents in crisis.

Organize and host a workplace fundraiser!

Many employers sponsor workplace-giving campaigns through which employees can elect to make payroll deductions to selected charities. Encourage your employer to participate in such a campaign and ask for Lost Our Home to be your charitable donation of choice. What an easy way to help homeless pets find the care and compassion they need! Be sure to check if your company matches workplace gifts, enabling your donation to have greater impact.

Bake some treats!

You can also help by holding a Bake Sale for Pets. A bake sale is good, but a bake sale for pets is even better!

Host a movie night for pets!

Invite friends and family to a movie night with an “admission fee” to be donated to Lost Our Home.

Name a pet!

Work with your group to come up with a fun and unique list of pet names and receive direct updates when your named pet are adopted. ($100 donation per requested name.)

Donate your day and have the most FUN!

You can donate supplies, you can donate your time, but have you ever heard of donating your day? Each year, Lost Our Home receives donations from very generous kids who decide to ask for donations to help pets instead of presents for their birthday or other special occasion celebration.


Reuse items from your home or school that the animals can use! Plastic yogurt cups and paper towel/toilet paper rolls, and water bottles are great for animal enrichment projects.

Organize a donation/supply drive at your place of business, community, or organization.

We are always in need of food, toys, treats, leashes, and harnesses, among many other items. See our wish list for specific organizational needs.

Sponsor a pet!

Set your fundraising goals to sponsor a pet or to raise money for pet medical costs.