Material Donations

Our sanctuary rests at 10,500ft in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Colorado Rockies. Weather at this altitude is challenging: Material donations (trucks, building supplies, tools, etc) are the lifeblood of our sanctuary. We have a wishlist below that spells out what is (and is not) helpful for the sanctuary.

We gladly accept second-hand and reused/recycled items as long as they are useful and in good condition. Please only bring brands/items from the wish list.

Please help us with our sustainability efforts: If you are buying items to donate, buy food and supplies with little or no packaging.

Shipping addresses:

For U.S. Postal Service: For UPS or FedEx:
Mission: Wolf
PO Box 1211
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Mission: Wolf
80 Sheep Creek Rd.
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Wolf Supplies:

  • Frozen chicken and beef (please opt for less packaging)
  • Deceased livestock (click here for more about donating livestock)
  • Expired or freezer burned meat (no pre-cooked or pre-spiced meat, no pork)
  • Canned meat and fish
  • Boxes of rubber gloves
  • Galvanized water tanks 12-15 gal “Wash-Tubs,” 30-80 gal, 100-200 gal
  • 5-gallon buckets
  • High quality butcher knives (non-serrated)
  • Coveralls (for meat processing)

We cannot accept:

  • Animals that have been chemically euthanized
  • Cooked meat or bones
  • Healthy animals that could still have quality of life

Vet Supplies

  • Fish and flax seed oil capsules
  • MSM/Glucosamine supplements
  • Vitamin A, B-complex, C, and E supplements
  • Heart monitor
  • Blood O2 monitor
  • Drip lines
  • General antibiotics
  • Rimadyl or Novox
  • XL airline kennels (need 20 more for fire evacuation plan)
  • Bravecto flee/tick for large breed
  • Tri-Heart Plus for large breed

Tools:

  • Rechargable Ni-MH Batteries AA, AAA, C & D
  • Battery powered tools (drills, sawzall, circular saws)
  • Work gloves (all sizes), coveralls, jumpsuits
  • 4WD tractor
  • 4WD trucks
  • Large flatbed trailer
  • Shovels, pick-axes, rakes, pitch-forks, and other hand tools
  • LED headlamps

Building Supplies:

  • Chain link fence (9 ga., 8′ tall)
  • 2″ diameter steel poles (10′ long)
  • Cut lumber, treated or untreated (warped wood is okay!)
  • Solar landscaping lights
  • Flagstone and sand for pathways
  • Log poles (especially lodgepole pine) for handrails and tipis
  • Exterior wood siding and trim
  • Plywood
  • Rebar, sheet metal, angle iron, etc.
  • Roofing
  • Nails and screws
  • Exterior wood sealer
  • White enamel paint
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Concrete block
  • Paint pens and paint brushes

Sustainability Items:

  • Golf cart/marina batteries or solar system batteries (contact us for more details)
  • Solar panels
  • Pots & planter boxes
  • Sprinklers/soaker hoses
  • 3/4″ and 5/8″ hoses and connectors
  • Seeds for greens, herbs, and vegetables
  • Greenhouses or greenhouse glazing

Office Supplies:

  • Printer paper (standard 8.5″x11″)
  • Stamps (old stamps work, too)
  • Ink cartridges: HP 65 and TN-433
  • Standard letter envelopes
  • #10 & #6 3/4 mailing envelopes
  • Before donating any other office supplies, please contact us to make sure we have a need

Educational Materials for Wolf Bus:

  • Portable PA amp and speakers
  • Wireless microphones
  • Books from our reading list to donate to school libraries we visit (new or used)
  • Sleeping bags and blankets
  • Cedar bedding and newspaper for kennels
  • Foam pads for beds

 Food & Volunteer Supplies:

  • Bulk food! We feed 8-20 volunteers each day and use food in huge quantities (fresh and non-perishable items of all kinds are appreciated) — please help us with our sustainability: Do not bring individually packaged food items
  • Warm wool socks
  • Toilet paper
  • Non-toxic, environmentally-friendly toiletries (toothpaste, deodorant, dry shampoo, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (we prefer to use non-toxic, environmentally-friendly cleaners: Dr. Bronners soaps, vinegar, and baking soda)
  • Dish soap (environmentally friendly)
  • Laundry soap (environmentally friendly)
  • Front-loading, high-efficiency washing machine

Horse Care Supplies:

  • Clean grass hay
  • Purina Equine Senior Active, 50 lb. bags
  • Manzanola Alfalfa Pellets, 50 lb. bags
  • Progressive Grass Hay Mineral Powder
  • Salt blocks, red mineral blocks, Redmond salt blocks
  • Horse tack & blankets
  • 15-18 gallon black rubber feeders
  • Horse trailer
  • Heavy-duty truck for hauling hay
  • Hay trailer
  • Hay tarps
  • Hay shed