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Donations are Tax Deductible

Small Miracles is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt animal welfare organization recognized by the IRS, so your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Small Miracles participates with AmazonSmile. When you use AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: Same products, same prices, same service. Support Small Miracles by starting your shopping at every time you shop on Amazon!

Adopt a Shelter Portal

Shop online through our Adopt a Shelter portal. Visit your favorite online shopping sites like Amazon, Target, eBay, Overstock and more. Shop like you normally do, and use whatever coupon codes and discounts you like. When it's checkout time, Small Miracles will automatically earn a donation based on how much you spent. It's that easy!

Ways to Donate

Make a Cash or Check Donation

Making a monetary donation the best and most direct way to help the animals in our care. Monetary donations allow the shelter to use your donation where there is the most need, whether it is for food or supplies our animals, veterinary supplies or operational costs.

Checks should be made out to "SMCDR" and may be mailed to Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue, 10236 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 or brought in person to the shelter during adoption hours. Visit our Contact Us page for directions and hours. Cash donations are also accepted at the shelter during adoption hours. You will receive a mailed receipt for your donation if you provide us with your contact information.

Make a Credit Card Donation Online

Small Miracles also has a PayPal account set up so you can donate at your convenience online by credit card.

Make a Material Donation

We welcome your donations of supplies and materials to the shelter.

We have set up an Amazon Wish List with recommended items that you can have shipped directly to the shelter.

If you would like to shop elsewhere, please follow these guidelines so that your donation is most helpful to us. For example, the shelter works with Hill's Science Diet to provide our animals with dry food at a reduced cost, so we prefer donations of wet food, which the shelter must buy on its own.

We welcome donation drives by school groups, scouts, churches and other organizations to benefit our shelter. Material donations may be dropped off at the shelter during adoption hours. Visit our Contact Us page for directions and hours.

For the Felines

  • Kitty litter, both clay and clumping
  • Donut-style cat beds, which are easy to launder
  • Towels in good condition
  • Cat toys
  • Fancy Feast wet food, classic varieties
  • Friskies wet food, any variety

For the Canines

  • Wet food, Pedigree or any brand
  • Hard chew toys
  • Slip leads
  • Collars
  • Newspapers

For the Shelter

  • Paper towels
  • HE laundry detergent pods
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach
  • Petco, Walmart or Target gift cards

Please Do Not Donate

  • Dry food, as we receive this at a discount from Hill's Science Diet
  • Sheets or pillowcases
  • Leashes, as we use slip leads instead
  • Rawhide and similar chew toys