Paws Up Projects


Do you love making and creating?  Here are some ideas for projects sure to help shelters, rescues and adoptable animals!  Check back often as we’ll be adding more ideas.  Let us know if you have a project we can add too!

Sew TNR Trap Covers

Make TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), trap covers and donate them to your local shelter/rescue. Thank you to  Eliana and Soleil of Girl Scout Troop 31241 for this terrific project! Designed to be simple, practical and customizable to suit different trap sizes.  By participating you become part of a growing community of individuals determined to make a positive impact on the lives of feral cats. With your help, we can ensure that these vulnerable creatures have a safe, warm, and stress-free experience during their TNR journey.

Dog Crinkle Socks

These are fun and easy to make.  Thank you to Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton, CA for this great DIY idea!

Make a Snuffle Mat!

Dogs and cats love this DIY puzzle feeder.  Snuffle mats provide much-needed mental and physical stimulation. These entertaining puzzle feeder toys encourage our furry best friends to use their most natural training tool — their nose!

Snuffle mats are easy to make at home. This project can take a few hours, but it’s fun!

Donate Towels & Blankets

Animal Shelters & Rescues almost always need towels and blankets.  Consider donating your old/gently used towels and blankets to your local shelter or rescue.  They are used for bedding and grooming in most shelters & rescues.

Adopt Me Bandanas

Make “Adopt Me” bandanas!  Dressing a dog, cat or rabbit in a cute bandana increases their chances to get adopted.


Cardboard Cat Scratching Pad

Cats need to scratch. It relieves stress, removes old claw sheathes and just feels good. It also relieves boredom while they are here at the shelter!