Pet Connection

Pet Connection's Annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal is a chance for supporters to give to amazing rescue centres based in the UK & Ireland. The inspiration behind our appeal comes from our own pets, many of whom are rescues and may have faced Christmas in a rescue centre had we not adopted them.

Volunteers at rescue centres work extremely hard every day to provide loving environments for the animals while they wait for their new homes, and donating much needed items allows the volunteers to treat the animals as we treat our own beloved family pets throughout the festive season.

We work with each rescue centre to ensure that the items contained in their boxes are useful, suitable and needed, so that each and every donation is very appreciated. The shoebox appeal is also a great way for rescues to stockpile essentials such as nutritious food, tasty treats and exciting toys, at one of the most challenging times of the year.

Pet Connection covers the cost of delivering the donated items to each rescue centre, so we are able to offer direct delivery to the kennels and foster coordinators at no extra cost to you. Items are delivered in recycled cardboard boxes and we minimise packaging in an effort to have a minimal impact on the environment.

If you'd like to donate a shoebox on behalf of a friend or family member, these make a great ethical gift. We provide personalised PDF Donation Certificates on request.

In 2018 we're working with 21 amazing charities for our Christmas Shoebox Appeal: