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Donate Your Vehicle for Pets


You can turn your used car into a meaningful contribution to help animals!

Donating your used vehicle is fast and easy, as well as a great way to support the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and the 4,000 animals we care for each year.

To donate a vehicle, fill out our easy online form and we’ll get your donation processed as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I donate?
A: We accept most vehicles and vessels including but not limited to cars, trucks, trailers, boats and RVs.

Q: My car hasn’t run in years. Can I still donate it?
A: Yes, we are able to accept most vehicles running or not (exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing). To find out if we can accept your vehicle, please complete and submit our online form.

Q: What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle?
A: We would like the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it please call us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made.

Q: Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?
A: Yes, we are able to pick up accepted vehicles in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Q: How will my car be picked up?
A: We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded, and insured towing company.

Q: How long will it take to pick up my car?
A: We will arrange for a towing company to contact you via telephone within three to four business days. If you need your car picked up sooner, please let us know as we are oftentimes able to accommodate rush orders as well.

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, vehicle and vessel donations made to the ARLGP are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Q: How does my tax deduction work?
A: The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of (a) the value of your vehicle up to $500 or (b) if we sell the vehicle for more than $500 we will mail you a postcard with that value for your tax purposes.

For additional information, the IRS provides a Donor’s Guide to Car Donations, which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property.


If you still have questions about donating your vehicle to ARLGP, please contact Sam Ellis in our development department at sellis@arlgp.org

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