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Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2016

Petal Shoebox

Help a rescue pet this Christmas by donating a Shoe Box filled with goodies. 

At this time of year we see an increase in animals coming into our care and less people looking to give a rescued pet a forever home. We are asking for kind members of the public to help a rescue pet this year by filling a shoe box or small container with treat, toys and other goodies for the pets that are with us over the festive period. Each pet that is with us on Christmas Day will receive their own present and have fun opening them.

Please drop off your shoe boxes at one of our Centre's, our Winton Charity Shop or check below for drop off points. If you own or run a local business and would be prepared to take in shoeboxes for our animals, please let us know by emailing jazmin.house@mgar.org.uk

If you would prefer to make a purchase from one of our Amazon Wishlists instead, please follow these links for Church Knowle, Lincoln Farm and Wingletang

Thank you for your support! 

Suggestions for Shoebox items: 

Dogs: Stevie WT (1)

  • Tennis balls
  • Nylabones
  • Treat balls
  • Squeaky toys
  • Peanut butter, Marmite and hot dog sausages (Kong toy fillers)
  • Dog biscuit treats
  • Liver treats
  • Kong toys


Please no tinned dog food or rawhide. Thank you. 


Cats:Munchkin Shoebox

  • Catnip mice
  • Ping-pong balls
  • Grooming brushes
  • Feliway
  • Play tunnel
  • Glass foster feeding bottle for kittens 
  • Snugglesafe microwave heat pad 
  • Igloo bed 
  • Whiskas jelly food for kittens


Farm Animals: Shoebox DeliveryCK

  • Sunflower seeds 
  • Wonky Veg Boxes
  • Large feed balls
  • Hanging feeder 
  • Dried mealworms
  • Mane and tail conditioner 
  • Himalayan horse salt licks 
  • Gel pads for under the saddle 
  • Bridle Hooks 
  • Lead ropes
  • Solocomb 
  • Shedding blade 
  • Chick sticks treats 
  • Donkey head collars & fly masks 
  • Bizzy bites horse toy 

Small Furries: Bunnies Shoebox

  • Wooden hay rack 
  • Willow toys 
  • Fresh greens 
  • Timothy hay 
  • Gnawing toys 
  • Hay tunnel 



All donations will be distributed accordingly. 

Shoebox Appeal Poster 2016

Drop off locations - if there's not one near you, keep checking back for new ones...

Please check opening times and drop off end dates directly with the business: 


     Emily's Sandwich Shop147 New Rd, West Parley, Ferndown BH22 8EB 

Precision Engraving46 Park Street, Weymouth DT4 7DF

Muddy Paws, 6-7 Business Park Holland, Holland Way, Blandford Forum DT11 7BJ

Pampurred PetsUnit 1 Salisbury Road Retail Park, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum DT11 7QG

Pets At HomeWeymouth Avenue Retail Park, Weymouth Ave, Dorchester DT1 2RY

Pets At Home, Westover Retail Park, Castle Ln W, Bournemouth BH9 3JS

Ark Aid Veterinary Centre, 266 Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 3EF

Marshalls Pet StoreMarshalls Pet Food Store Ltd, 24 Station Road, Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UB

Brewery Farm Shop, Ansty, Dorchester, DT2 7PN

Blue Bird Care, 3 West Street, Wareham, BH20 4JS

The Mole Hut, outside unit 51, Holton Road, Holton Heath Trading Park, Poole, BH16 6LT 

The Pet Health Partnership17 East St, Wareham BH20 4NN

Cats Cradle, 175 Church RdThree Legged Cross, Wimborne BH21 6RG


Westmoor Veterinary Centre, Tavistock, Westmoor Veterinary Hospital, 1 Brook Lane, Tavistock PL19 9BA

Walking Woofers, Tremodret, Daws House, Launceston PL15 7JF 

Castle Vets, B/1 Pennygillam Way, Launceston PL15 7ED

Okehampton Pet Supermarket, School Way, Okehampton EX20 1EU


C&C Taxis, Wyncarn, Carn grey, St Austell, Cornwall PL253TB