Fundraise without asking anyone for money with a WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues shoe drive!

Your shelter or rescue can raise $1,000 or more in 60 days simply by collecting gently worn, used, and new shoes from your local community with a WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues shoe drive! Register here and read on for more details. You can always start collecting shoes any time!

Walk for a Dog users can help raise additional funds for their chosen shelter or rescue by donating unwanted shoes. Ask them to sign up today!

WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues shoe drives have helped raise more than $600,000 in the past 3 years for hundreds of animal organizations. 

This shoe drive is a great opportunity to raise additional money at no cost to your organization. Our dedicated fundraising coaches help you every step of the way. When the drive is done, we truck the shoes away and ship them to micro-enterprise partners in developing countries. Your check will be mailed to you within 2 business days of the shoes being processed at the warehouse.

Here are just a few of the hundreds of participating organizations that have had success with WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues:

  • $2,418 – Roll Over Animal Rescue, IL
  • $1,802 – Humane Society of Yates County, NY
  • $1,087 – Fort Bend Pets Alive!, TX
  • $1,219 – MonDak Animal Rescue, ND
  • $1,151 – Pitties in Need Kennels, IA
  • $1,164 – Somerset Humane Society, ME
  • $5,461 – Menominee Animal Shelter, MI

“We raised $2,400 collecting more than 5,800 pounds of shoes,” said Susan with Goshen Humane Society in New York. “Probably 90% of the families in Goshen and at least five surrounding counties donated shoes. This was a fun way to do fundraising through the community with a lot of great volunteers.”

Please ask your favorite shelter or rescue to register now!

With WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues your animal organization can raise $1,000 or more by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes from your local community. 

Promote your WoofTrax shoe drive

Get the word out, with this editable PDF flyer template! Add your organization's name, dates of your shoe drive, and shoe drop off locations. Post your flyer at your shelter or rescue, local dog parks, schools, banks, post offices, and other public locations in your community. And, here's an image that your organization can use for social media sharing or for posting on your website.

WoofTrax shoe drive news

Angele from Southern Doberman Rescue in Alabama, after a successful WoofTrax Shoe drive!


KTVO news clip about Noah's Ark Animal Foundation hosting a WoofTrax Shoes for Shelters & Rescues shoe drive to raise funds for shelter animals. For more information, click here.


One Determined TDECU Employee Inspires A Community to Give Back.

(Lake Jackson, TX) – To support the Brazoria County SPCA Shoes for Shelter fundraiser, TDECU’s Janie Schwartz-Shaw coordinated an organization-wide shoe drive and encouraged Members, employees and the public to donate gently-used shoes to their TDECU Member Centers. Janie is dedicated to living out TDECU’s mission of people helping people, and while gathering her own donations, she took it upon herself to reach out to her coworkers for help. Sparked with just a few emails and her unwavering compassion, the idea grew and TDECU was proud to support her efforts. She was able to collect over 600 pairs of shoes in all shapes and sizes to donate to the Brazoria County SPCA Shoes for Shelters Fundraiser. 

“I came across this fundraiser specifically for animal shelters and it sounded very realistic with a win-win-win effect for our Members and employees, for the shelter, and for the eventual recipients of all those shoes.  Spring cleaning your closet was never so easy!” said Janie Schwartz-Shaw, TDECU Compliance Officer.

The Brazoria County SPCA, in partnership with WoofTrax and Funds2Orgs, gathered gently-used shoes to be redistributed to developing countries.