Donate to the Buddy FoundationSince Buddy receives no funding from local, state or federal government, we depend on our much-appreciated and beloved donors and supporters to help us operate. Additionally, we are all volunteers and no paid staff. So especially in these hard economic times, please donate from your heart and help us save those that cannot save themselves.

See your donations in action!


Other Ways To Give

Listed are several ways you can help Buddy help animals, including:

One-Time or Monthly Donation

Do you wonder how your charity donation is used—and how far it will go? On average, a $50 donation can provide food for one dog or 2 cats for 2 weeks. Your generosity makes a huge difference in the life of a previously starved or abused animal and insures that we are able to carry out our mission. Please donate today and help us keep lighting the way home.

With your donation of $30 or more you receive a membership in The Buddy Foundation, including our newsletter, special invitations to members-only events, and discounts at The Buddy Boutique and on adoptions. Your donation brings us one step closer to our goal: No More Homeless Pets.

To donate by PayPal:  PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

To donate by Phone:  847-290-5806

To Donate by Mail: Please make your check payable to: "The Buddy Foundation"

Mail to:
The Buddy Foundation
65 W. Seegers Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Bring you or your pet to the doors of our success by purchasing an engraved brick for the entryway of our shelter. Each 4”x8” or 8”x8” brick can be engraved with your name, your family name or your pet’s name. It’s a living legacy of your love and dedication for animals and the perfect way to honor your commitment to them. You can even have a picture of a cat, dog, paw print or heart engraved on your brick. Your engraving includes up to 20 characters per line and up to 3 lines, including spaces.

Interested? Stop in at the shelter and ask for a Buy-a-Brick form to order your brick or click here to download the form (PDF File). When it does become available, download it, fill it out and mail it, together with your check payable to The Buddy Foundation.

Mail to:
The Buddy Foundation
65 W. Seegers Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Guardian Angel Tribute Program

Would you like to honor a special person or pet who may have touched your life in a way you never thought possible? Why not pay tribute to that person or pet by making a donation to The Buddy Foundation in their name.

An Angel is someone who has helped you with your pets: a pet sitter, vet, family member or friend.

An Angel is someone who has helped you in an aspect of your life: a teacher, doctor, religious leader, neighbor, spouse or parent.

An Angel can be a pet, living or deceased. The best way to honor our pets is to help other animals find homes that are as caring as yours has been.

It’s Easy! Notify us of your Guardian Angel selection. You receive confirmation and a tax donation receipt and they get a special letter notifying them that they are the recipient of this honor. Your Guardian Angel will be invited to the shelter to have their photo taken with our President while receiving a Guardian Angel pin and award. If they are unable to visit, their pin and certificate will be sent to them by mail.

When you notify Buddy as to your Guardian Angel, please select either a cat, dog or angel pin. If your pet is the Angel, you may choose to wear the pin yourself because animals rarely appreciate adornments.

Our Wish List: Donations in Action

Want to see your donation in action? Select any item or items from the list below and bring it to the shelter any time we are open. And don’t forget to ask for a receipt, since your donation is tax deductible.

Items for Cats

  • Advantage/Revolution
  • Beds, washable
  • Gerber Baby Food (turkey, chicken)
  • Dry cat/kitten food
  • Kitty condos
  • Canned cat/kitten food
  • Catnip toys
  • Powdered kitten formula
  • Scoopable litter

Items for Dogs

  • Advantage/Revolution
  • Esbilac puppy formula
  • Pet store gift cards
  • Toys
  • Puppy pee pads
Building and Operating Needs
  • Alarm system
  • Anesthesia machine
  • Bleach, powdered detergent, windex
  • Back up generators
  • Bottled water/soda/coffee
  • Digital camera
  • Bird seed (feeders outside cat windows)
  • Dish soap, hand soap, anti-bacterial sanitizer
  • Landscaping services/plantings for Gazebo
  • Mops/mop heads
  • Overhead lamp
  • Paper plates, small
  • Paper towels/toilet paper
  • Printer paper/file folders
  • Stainless steel bowls
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Seasonal Plants-Summer/Fall
  • Vet table
  • Weed whacker

The Buddy Foundation has been offered Kuranda pet beds at a special price. If you'd care to donate one or more of these beds to us in the small or mini size for our cats you can use the following link to go to the Kuranda web site. Register to pre-select the size you would like and let them know where to send them. Contact information for Kuranda is listed below.

Website: KurandaKuranda Pet Bed Sizes
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Mini 24x15
Call: 1-800-494-7122Small 30x20