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and Gift Center!

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to see if you can find the answer to your question before contacting us by one of the methods below.  If you need immediate changes to your order, such as changing a shipping address, we recommend using our customer service hotline at 1-800-385-9712.

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Defenders of Wildlife
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1130 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Defenders of Wildlife receives a high volume of questions and unfortunately we are not always able to respond to e-mail inquiries as quickly as we would like.

Adoption kits and other gifts can be shipped to U.S. addresses only. Please allow 7-10 days delivery via USPS First Class mail – between November 25th and December 15th allow 4- 4 days for delivery via USPS Frist Class mail. The US Postal Service does not guarantee delivery times.

Want to notify someone of your adoption or gift right away? You can download, personalize, and print or e-mail a Digital Certificate and Fact Sheet right from your receipt page after completing checkout (for Adoptions and Wolf-Saving Gifts).

2013 Holiday Shipping and Delivery:

Order with FREE shipping by 11:59 PM EST Sunday, December 15th to guarantee delivery by December 24th

Order with Express shipping by 11:59 PM EST Thursday, December 19th to guarantee delivery by December 24th

Order with Super Express shipping by 11:59 PM EST Sunday, December 22nd to guarantee delivery by December 24th

Shipping Costs:

Express Shipping – ($6 additional donation per item)

Super Express Shipping- ($15 additional donation per item)

Customer Support | Schools/Large Adoption Orders | Privacy Policy | Ways to Protect Wildlife

  1. If you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), donate by designating Defenders of Wildlife (our CFC number is 10624).

  2. Send a message to your elected representatives and other officials on important wildlife issues through Defenders’ Wildlife Action Center at

  3. Adopt an imperiled animal through our wildlife adoption program and pass along the conservation message to a friend or loved one. Or give a Wolf-Saving Gift or another gift through our Wildlife Adoption & Gift Center at

  4. Refuse to purchase or support the importation of wild rainforest birds of any kind. The trade in such birds results in the destruction of fast-disappearing rainforest habitat. And the conditions in which these birds are shipped are terribly inhumane!

  5. Get the latest tips on how to make a difference for our wild animals and places through volunteering or making changes in your own life at

  6. Check with wildlife authorities before clearing or filling in land or redirecting small streams. You could be disturbing wildlife that lives in these areas.

  7. Help us stop the barbaric aerial gunning of wolves in Alaska and prevent the slaughter of wolves in the Greater Yellowstone National Park region at

  8. Join local groups in their efforts to clean up rivers and creeks.

  9. Avoid using open flames outdoors, unless strictly supervised. It takes just one spark to destroy areas of fields and forests.

  10. Leave a bequest for wildlife by naming Defenders of Wildlife in your will, trust, retirement plan, or insurance policy. Go to for helpful information.