Donate to the shelter 

More than 500 homeless and abandoned animals each year find a new home through our shelter- could you help us?


The Lander Pet Connection operates through of group of caring and devoted volunteers. Our operating budget is very small and is completely donation and grant funded. We have no governmental support. We rely on donations from caring individuals and corporations like you to keep our animals fed, happy and healthy. We continually struggle to keep our doors open, but we love animals with a passion and are extremely fortunate to have so many wonderful supporters.

There are several ways you can help us help the animals. We are a 501(c)(3) organization so all donations in excess of goods or services received are deductible for income tax purposes.

Monetary Donations: You can make a contribution to the Lander Pet Connection by mailing your check to The Lander Pet Connection, PO Box 854, Lander, WY 82520; call us to make your donation via credit card over the phone at 307-330-5200; or stop by our facility at 120 Chittim Rd, Lander between Noon and 2pm daily to make a donation in person. You can also donate online at

Donations of Supplies or Goods: We are always in need of food, littler, toys and more. Please note - because our animals spend most of the time in a kennel, we need to be very careful about what they eat and play with so they can remain safe and healthy. Below is items that we are always in need of.

  • Taste of the Wild puppy food

  • Purina One dog food - Lamb and Rice flavor

  • Royal Canin dog food

  • Taste of the Wild dry cat food

  • Small pieces of raw hide (please no large pieces - battles ensue over the larger pieces!

  • Dog biscuits (we especially love the healthier varieties - but the dogs aren't as picky as we are!)

  • Other dog treats - especially ones that are natural without dyes (ie. Zukes, Newman's Own Biscuits, etc. Please - no jerky due to recall issues)

  • Heavy-duty Kongs and Kong-type toys - these really force the doge to work to get their treats

  • Arm & Hammer or Tidy Cats scoopable cat litter

  • Heavy-duty dog collars - for medium or large sized dogs

  • Dog leashes that are 6 feet long and 1 inch wide

  • Plain, whole milk yogurt

  • Peanut Butter

Love to shop? Shop for the animals on - we love getting packages!

Donation of Your Time: We love volunteers - whether it is walking the dogs or playing with the cats; whether you can help with events or help clean kennels or litter boxes; or whether you can foster animals until they are ready to join the others at the main facility - we love and need your help. Please check out our Volunteer page for more details.


Bequests for Will or Trust


You can include a bequest provision in your will or living trust that specifies an amount or percentage of your estate that you wish the Lander Pet Connection to receive.


  • It does not affect you financially during your lifetime.

  • You may make adjustments to your will or trust if circumstances change.

  • Your loved ones will not be overlooked because you can specify the amount given to each party.

  • A charitable bequest or trust distribution is deductible for federal estate tax purposes.  There is no limit on the deduction your estate can claim.  The gift may also be exempt from state inheritance taxes.



Here is some sample bequest language that you might use in your will or living trust:

Unrestricted Gift*:
I give, devise, and bequeath to the Lander Pet Connection, Lander, WY, the sum of $________ for its general purposes

Contingency Gift:
In the event that ________ predeceases me, I give, devise, and bequeath his/her bequest or share to the Lander Pet Connection, Lander, WY, to be used for its general purposes.