Pet Supplies


Unusable fabric toys and pet beds should be disposed of in the trash.

Consider Donation
If the item is still usable, please donate. Visit Athens’ Material Reuse page for ideas.

Steel Crates Are Scrap Metal

Once you have removed all plastic and bedding from a metal crate, you can dispose of it as scrap metal.

Ways to Reduce

Make Your Own Pet Toys and Supplies

Instead of buying new toys every time your pet loses or destroys one, consider making your own pet toys out of things you may otherwise throw out. You can make braided rope toys out of old jeans, or kitty puzzle treat dispensers out of old toilet paper rolls. Sometimes, your dog may enjoy a simple stuffed sock to chew on or your cat may like an old wine cork, shoestring, or ribbons to bat around.

Use an Old Crib as a Crate

You can upcycle an old baby crib as a crate for small pets using these instructions.

Ways to Reuse

Donate Gently Used and Unused Items

Your local SPCA chapter or Humane Society may accept items in good condition.

Did You Know?

The History of Pets

When did people start keeping pets? Possibly tens of thousands of years ago. Read more from the Smithsonian.