Although the love of a dog is freely given, food and shelter are not. With the exception of our vet tech, we don’t have paid staff, and the rent is nominal, but the dogs need food and medical care, and the building requires utilities and upkeep. As a tax-free, 501c3 charitable organization, we rely entirely on donations and the work of volunteers to stay in operation.

The chart below shows how our expenses broke down during 2020.  Roughly 1/3 of our money goes to vet bills, with another 1/3 to the facility and utilities, with the remaining 1/3 for dog care items, food, administration, PR, and volunteers. 

The point is: we need your support! You can help by clicking on one of the logos or links below. Rest assured that donations are handled in compliance with all regulations regarding public charities. Our Treasurer, Lisa Burke, is a CPA who specializes in non-profits, and she makes sure that our finances are handled properly.

Any donations are tax-deductible, if you itemize. Thank you!!!

Amazon Smile

You can sign up for AmazonSmile.  Clicking on the link will select Shep’s Place as your designated charity.  Then, anytime you buy something from Amazon, they will donate a percentage of your purchase back to us.  It doesn’t cost you anything, and you can still use your Prime account, if you have one.  Easy!


You can go to our Facebook page, @ShepsPlaceSDS, and click the Donate button.  Recurring Donations:  Facebook gives you the option of choosing monthly donations.A good number of awesome people have started  Birthday Fundraisers on Facebook.  Great idea!


You can donate through PayPal Giving Fund.

Amazon WishList

You can purchase items for us from our Amazon WishList

Chewy Wishlist

You can purchase items from our Wishlist .

Shep’s Place Medical Fund

If you would like your donation earmarked for medical expenses, let us know, and we will reserve it for vet bills and other healthcare expenses for the dogs.

The Old-Fashioned Way

Please feel free to send a check to Shep’s Place Senior Dog Sanctuary, 17012 E Truman Rd, Independence MO 64056.  We would be glad to mail you a receipt, if you’d like one.