Donate

We raise funds to support our programs through adoption fees, donations, and fundraising activities. We receive no government assistance or support from any national organization. We need money and donated supplies to fulfill our mission to rescue abused, neglected, and abandoned cats and dogs, rehabilitate them, and find them loving homes. We depend on the generosity of people like you to help us care for the cats and dogs we rescue.

Donate Online

The fastest way to make a donation is to donate online through Network for Good.

Donate via Network for Good

Network for Good will also allow you to make a donation “In Honor” or “In Memory” of someone special in your life.

  • With your gift, include the name and address of the person you would like to be notified of your donation, along with the name of the person or pet being honored or remembered.
  • Your gift will appear in the next edition of our print newsletter.
  • Dedication gifts can be made online or by mail.

You can also donate via PayPal.








Donate by Mail

Mail a check to:

SPCA of Northern Virginia
P.O. Box 100220
Arlington, VA 22210-3220

Donate Food or Supplies

One important way to help us is to donate food and pet supplies.

  • We accept used items that are in good condition, clean and ready to use.
  • Gift cards for Petco, PetSmart, Pet Valu, or Pet Supplies Plus are welcome.
  • We can provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.

Items We Typically Need

 For Cats

  • Cardboard and flat sisal scratchers
  • Scratching posts and cat trees
  • Ceramic and stainless steel bowls (no plastic)
  • Flea combs (metal only)
  • Claw clippers
  • Adult-sized carriers
  • Litter boxes and litter (unscented, clumping only)
  • Kitten canned and dry food (Science Diet & Royal Canin preferred)
  • Adult cat canned and dry food (any brand)
  • Pill Pockets (salmon flavor)
  • Cosequin for cats
  • Toys
  • Towels

For Dogs

  • Beds – simple is best, flat with little stuffing, or Kuranda brand
  • Blankets and towels – simple and plush are best, no stringy or fiberfill (for safety purposes)
  • Food – Avo (canned/dry), Core (dry), Triumph (canned) brand only*
  • Leashes & Martingale dog collars
  • Toys (no rope toys)
  • Pill Pockets
  • Treats, especially Bil Jac, mother hubbard, and other natural biscuits

*Other brands collected will be donated to the Humane Society of Fairfax County’s Pet Food Pantry

How to Get Pet Supplies to Us

For cat items: Email cat_committee@spcanova.org to find the best location to drop items off at a volunteer’s home.

For dog items: Bring the items to a dog adoption fair. Or email dog_committee@spcanova.org to find the best location to drop items off at a volunteer’s home.

For both cat and dog items: Email information@spcanova.org to find out the best way to bring these items to us.

If you are donating large items or don’t have a car: We will try to find a volunteer who can pick up the items from you.

Estate Planning

A bequest to the SPCA of Northern Virginia through your will or trust helps ensure that we can continue to carry out our mission of helping homeless and abused animals receive the care they need.

By remembering SPCA of Northern Virginia in your estate planning, you can leave a legacy that will benefit future generations of animals and help provide for our future work. The federal government encourages these gifts or bequests, by allowing an unlimited estate tax charitable deduction.

There are various methods for making such a bequest:

Specific Bequest

A specific bequest allows you to leave a specified gift in the form of a cash distribution. To make such a bequest use the following language:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the SPCA of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA 22210-3220 the sum of (insert amount) to be used for its general purposes.”

Residuary Bequest

A residuary bequest allows you to leave a “remainder” of a percentage of your estate to the SPCA of Northern Virginia. To make a residuary use the following language:

“I give, devise and bequeath to the SPCA of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA 22210-3220 all (insert percentage amount) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, to be used for its general purposes.”

Contingency Bequest

A contingency bequest allows you to make a gift contingent on certain circumstances. To make a contingency bequest use the following language:

“If any of the above-named beneficiaries should predecease me, I hereby bequeath his or her share to the SPCA of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA 22210-3220 to be used for its general purposes.”

If you already have a will, you can use the suggested wording to write a codicil (an addendum) that names the SPCA of Northern Virginia a beneficiary of your estate.

Other Ways to Help

  • Become a Guardian Angel

    • Support one or more of our cats or dogs before they find their forever homes.
  • Leverage Support from Your Employer

    • Many companies will match their employees’ donations to any registered nonprofit organization dollar for dollar.
      • SPCA of Northern Virginia has compiled a list of some of these companies.
    • If your company participates with the United Way or the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), you can donate to the SPCA of Northern Virginia.
      • Our agency is 94873 for the CFC and 8155 for United Way. Designate “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern Virginia”
    • If your company participates with the America’s Charities Campaign, you can donate to the SPCA of Northern Virginia.
      • Our number is 19137.
  • Donate a Car

    • Do you have a vehicle that you no longer want or need? Would you like to dispose of that vehicle, gain a tax deduction, and benefit SPCA NOVA at the same time? For more information, please email car_donation@spcanova.org. When you’re ready to proceed, fill out our online donation form, or send us an email, and a representative of a firm acting on behalf of SPCA NOVA will contact you.

The SPCA of Northern Virginia is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) charity, EIN 54-1627788, listed under the name Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern VA.