DFA Wish Lists
On any given day, there are several thousand dogs, cats and other animals needing assistance from the DaVinci Foundation for Animals. There are also a bunch living at the DFA sanctuary. We regularly ask our furry four legged friends what items would most help them enjoy their lives here at DFA's Hugs and Whiskers home. And below is their latest list!
If you'd like to donate items from the wish list, please contact Michael at The DFA 407-375-4130
If you'd like to provide funds to purchase items from the wish list, please call Michael Lockhart at (407)375-4130 or e-mail him: TheDavinciFoundationforAnimals@gmail.com
We also accept Gift Cards from Costco, Sams club, Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Pets supplies plus, Petco, Petsmart, Target, Mejers and Walmart for needed supplies.
Cats wish List
Natural Balance Duck and Green Pea Formula, dry and cans (for cats with allergies and bowel issues)
Forti Flora Feline Nutritional Supplement
Cosequin for Cats (for cats with arthritis and cats prone to urinary tract infections)
Greenies Pill Pockets
Feliway Diffusers and Refills
Trash Bags; 13 gallon and 33 gallon
Fancy Feast Cat Food (pate style/classic)
Temptations Cat Treats
Cat Scratchers and refills
Tidy cat, Multi-cat clump-litter
Cat Room Needs/ (Simon's Porch)
This spring H&W Home/DFA will begin construction on Simon's porch, a 6 x 24 ft enclosure to house adoptable cats. Simon was a member of the DFA family for almost 13 years and a Hurricane Charlie survivor. He lost his battle with stomach cancer only a week before ever seeing H&W Home or the resident cat side porch. In his honor we build Simons porch, so that other cats needing rescue may find a forever home with a loving family.
New carpet squares
Lumber for Cat shelves/Walkways/
550-sq ft. ceramic tile found at:
insulation Vent tape
2x4's (for cat-run/framework)
under flooring heating systems, several needed $189-259.00 @ Home Depot
Double hung replacement windows
Blue Buffalo- little bites/life protection formula in chicken & brown rice or lamb
Blue Buffalo food coupons
Greenie bones- small or medium
Nyla Bones ( Dura chew please)
Dog toys New please
Easy Walk Harnesses
New only dog beds
Food Puzzles for Active Dogs
bags of White and Brown rice
Baby food various flavors
Dog H&W Resident Housing/grounds supplies
Extra Tall walk-thru baby gates
6' cedar fencing posts
6' cedar dog eared fence panels
pea pebbles or landscaping rocks
Doggie Decks (specialized decking material)
Rubber backed rugs
Our Foster families have taken on a large responsibility to care for a dog that is in desperate need of a place to live, otherwise would face shelter life, with the risk of euthinization. Fosters open their homes, hearts and pocketbooks, Fostering can be a great expense, We help Fosters help the dogs and cats in their care. So that they may provide the best life possible during their transition time. This helps reduce stress levels for both fosters and adoptee's
New or Gently used collars
Guardian Gear Nylon Adjustable Puppy Collars
New or Gently used 6' Leash's
Fish dog treats (no other ingredients for dogs with food allergies)
Canned dog food
Greenies- Small, Medium, and Large bones
Greenie pill pockets
dry dog food
New or gentely used dog sweaters fleece coats all sizes ( if used,washed please before donation)
Leba- Dental health solution
Tide, Liquid Laundry soap
gift cards: Meijer, Kroger,Walmart, Petsmart, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus etc.
Large or XL Kennel crates
Gift cards for gas stations (Speedway, BP,Mobile, Meijer, Marathon ) and Hotel rooms for adoption events/transports volunteers
Break-away collars for kittens and adult cats
Kongs for large dogs
Small and medium litter boxes for kitties traveling home
New and gently used airline-approved crates (all sizes)
6-foot leashes for dogs
Medium, large, and x-large harnesses for dogs
8 ½ x 11 copy paper for medical records of adopted animals
Stuffed squeaky toys for dogs going home (all sizes)
9x12 white envelopes for medical records of adopted animals
standard blank file folders
solid color plain school folders- to hold "Adoptable's" information/ sponsor coupons & offers for adopting families
The DFA assists families that have fallen on difficult times, such as the loss of a job or the foreclosure of the family home, at these times some feel they can barely keep themselves afloat so they in desperation, may sometimes surrender or even abandon a family pet. The DFA hopes to prevent this and educate & assist so families can stay together. Sometimes, all it takes s a helping hand to make someone realize they don't have to turn to drastic measures to make ends meet. We are there to help.
12x12 chain link kennels
medium, large and XL dog Houses
dry dog food
canned cat food
Dry cat food
canned cat food
Dog and Cat treats
Feral Cat TNR incentive
Humane traps make the job of catching and transporting feral cats possible. access to traps can exponentially improve spay/neuter efforts. For example, with spay/neuter and humane traps, one caregiver had over 130 feral cats altered in one year!Where to get traps:if interested,manufacturers give discounts/Tell them they are for Feral freedom Cat initiative for the DFA.
ACES (800-338-2237) and Tomahawk (800-272-8727) are two companies who sell humane traps.
Builders or funders for Humane traps
dry cat food
can/wet cat food
*Spay/Neuter Procedure sponsors
styrofoam boxes (to make cat huts)
Gas Gift Cards: For Volunteers who monitor the traps, deliver food, vets transport etc.
copier/all purpose paper
Laser printer ink: Hewitt Packard cartridge;(4 separate color cartages needed for this Printer)
Canon ink cartrages
loose leaf paper college ruled
plain solid color folders ( to contain adoptables vital information, sponsors coupons etc)
binders: white or black
Forever Loved~ Rainbow Bridge memorial gardens
With the harsh Michigan winters our memorial garden is in constant upkeep and renewal to keep it in proper operational order and beautiful.
The Forever loved gardens is not about dying. Rather, it is an affirmation and celebration of life. Visitors here experience a deep calm. The chaos of the outside world seems to melt away as gentle breezes start a serenade of wind chimes. Animal statues decorate the landscape a rippling stream flows across the site, as angels watch over the grounds, where we remember the pets who slumber in eternity (this is not a graveyard, none are buried here, rather a beautiful place where one can sit and reminisce love shared)Engraved Stones with the names of Pets that wait for us at Rainbow bridge. Over time, weather can take a toll on our statues, signs, pathways and ponds and they must be maintained or replaced. We thank you for your generosity in helping us celebrate the forever love here that we have had the honor of sharing with the fur babies that have blessed our lives.
"Run free & Play amongst the angels, my beloved 'til we're all together again."
flowers and small shrubbery
patio blocks and rocks
White outdoor/exterior paint
Statuary- Animals, Angels
3 ftX 6ft short picket fence
* TNR feral Cat initiative volunteers: a few dedicated volunteers to serve as contact people for humane traps, and keeping track of them, keep them in use.
*Event planners- skilled in running high volume events and fundraising events/projects
* Skilled Craftsmen builders-In the Spring of 2014 DFA is in hopes of taking on the building of "Simon's Porch" a cat rescue refuge for adoptable cats at H&W home; We are in need of local craftsmen skilled in addition building, who would like to assist to make this posable.
*private airplane Pilots- Transporters to be involved with the DFA Adopt across the nation, project. These pilots would transport adopted rescues to their new forever families, from high skill shelters to low animal population areas so these beautiful souls can have a 2nd chance at life.
*Transport Drivers- Drivers to be involved with Adopt across the nation project; transport adopted animals to their new families ( for instance Detroit to Toledo OH, to an older elder adoptee who could not make the long drive to adopt otherwise)
*Local Transport drivers- volunteers to drive rescues, assist fosters, pick up donations, drop off dog houses
We except usable production equipment such as Newer Model Digital Video cameras', Apple Computers, laptops and Music production equipment, If they are not useable to our teams we can use these items in our fundraising sales to earn funding for our programs. We ask that any equipment donated be in gentle used or new condition and be "in date"please, older models except able if still "useable".