20 years ... Millions of Snuggles donated to local shelters
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All I need is a Snuggle and a place to call Home.


That is what shelter animals give freely. Won't you give a little of your time, or even your home, to make a difference for them?

Multi-Beneficial Program

Homeless Animals

Snuggles provide frightened animals something to help calm themselves so that shelters can start the adoption process quicker.

Animal Shelters

Snuggles make the shelters look and feel more homey. Animals are more at ease which makes for better matching and better adoption results.


The project brings people together -- with time to chat, time to learn, and time to teach. Getting together to make Snuggles is fun.

Our members know ...

Made with Love

With every stitch that you make you are adding the bonus of "Love" into each and every Snuggle that you make. You just know that good things will come to its recipient.

Donating feels good

The good feeling that you get when you see your Snuggles in a shelter or the smile of appreciation that you get from the shelter volunteer. This is good for your heart.

Generations together

The Snuggles Project brings generations together in a fun and giving way. With this common ground, we just know that we are making the world better for humans too.


Rae French

After being given a Snuggle, a frightened and/or difficult to handle animal is able to become calm. This calming effect gives the animal and the caregiver time to learn how to handle the situation. We believe that this has saved the lives of many newly-sheltered animals.

-Rae French

I would like to thank the volunteer who donated 12 snuggle blankets to the Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary & Rescue about 6 years ago. Those blankets ARE still going strong. We only have 5 left, however, as the other ones went home with the kitties who fell in love with them! This project is so wonderful, and to all of you who take the time to share your time and talents...THANK YOU!

-Linda Blakely
Turn your leftover yarn into Love

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