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Animal Shelter Scavenger Hunt List



animal shelter scavenger hunt

Scavenger Hunt list for an Animal Shelter Scavenger Hunt. 

An Animal Shelter Scavenger Hunt is a great way to help the animals in your city and also have fun!   Use the provided free item list to collect items from neighbors and friends and then take them to the Animal Shelter and donate them to help dogs and cats in need.  Great for all animal lovers!!

To play: 
Print out a copy of the Animal Shelter Scavenger Hunt List for each team.  A good ideas is to separate into 2 teams and  team A goes to houses with even street numbers and team B goes to houses with odd street numbers.   This will eliminate teams going to the same house twice. 

Give each team a wagon or wheelbarrow to carry the items they collect.  Teams ask neighbors and friends if they have any items from the list that they would like to donate to the animal shelter.  When an item is collected then it is checked off the list. 

The team who collects the most items wins a prize!  



Call the SPCA or Animal Shelter in your town to find out what their specific needs are and add them to the list.

Free to print out. 
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Items should be used but in clean / fairly good condition. 

Extra points for finding more of each item. 

Give points for items donated that aren't on the list too!

The Animal Shelter Scavenger Hunt is a fun birthday idea for kids, tweens and teens!  

See the Animal Shelter Birthday Theme for more ideas


1 point for each item donated


Give teams a plastic container to collect spare change - quarters, nickels and dimes add up!


Animal Shelter Scavenger Item List


Blue towel


Printed blanket


Dog leash


Cat toy


Pet bed


Litter box


Dog collar




Cat toy


Kitty litter


Canned dog food with a red label


Canned dog food with an orange label


Canned cat food with a blue label


Dog or cat shampoo


Hand sanitizer


Red blanket


Brown towel


Pink blanket


5 items from one person


Dog toy


Small animal items
- wood chips, wheels, cages


Dog Treats


Laundry Detergent


Paper Towels


Donations - ask for spare change they might have to donate.







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