Comfort for Critters

~ Celebrating 12 Years & 75,000+ Blankets ~

How to Make Blankets...


Knit or Crochet a Blanket

Knit or crochet a blanket using any pattern and any color of washable yarn. Feel free to mix and match colors, and even make up your own pattern! The finished blanket should be approximately 20 inches square. If it's not perfect (who is?) that's fine with us, and the critters!  If you'd like some ideal patterns for blankets, just check out our Free & Easy Patterns page.

While most of the blankets we make and send are this size, we do love and support larger dogs and other "critters". So do feel free to make them doggie-sized if you like, or larger to accommodate larger pets. We gladly take ANY size blanket and will find the perfect animal to cuddle it!

Make a Fleece Blanket

Use two pieces of fleece (so that it's nice and thick) - at least one piece should have a pattern, if possible. You can sew them together or cut and tie them. If they do have ties, please try to make the center (untied) portion of the blanket about 20-inches square.                                     Click Here for a Free Tied-Fleece Pattern             Click Here for a Free No-Tie Fleece Pattern

Where to bring or send blankets & materials...

Please mail or drop-off donated materials (yarn/fleece) to our headquarters:


You may mail, or drop off, all donations of yarn and fleece to our home base in Glen Ellyn.

Comfort for Critters

3s139 Sequoia Drive - Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

If you are personally dropping something off, we have a large pick-up/drop-off bin (ie. bench with storage) to the left of the front door, for 24/7 access. Please leave your name and address on whatever you drop off, so that we can send a thank you note. If you are dropping off blankets at our headquarters, a donation to help us ship them out is appreciated! Thank you!


Please mail or drop-off blankets to a shelter in your state:alt

If you'd like to bring in your blankets directly to an animal shelter, simply choose one from our list of participating shelters (see our Shelters Supported page). Please use our "Drop off Memo" found on this page, so that they know the blankets are part of our program. This ensures the blanket will be sent home with the pet when they are adopted! Be sure to ask for a tax receipt, since many of the shelters can provide this!

We also ship blankets directly from CFC HQs, so please let me know when you bring in blankets to a shelter - I keep track of it all! Use the "I Made Blankets" form to the right, or send me an email at Thank  you!

Reach out with social media

If you'd like try and get donated yarn, please feel free to use these on your social media. They seek yarn donations, which are sent to you, and postage donations which are referred to CFC headquarters. Right-click on the images to save the jpegs.

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Why we volunteer...


Thank you!

If you'd like to see the difference we're making, check out this "thank you" video filled with shelter pets on blankets and new pet-parents!


Blanket Idea Starters...




Help Ship Blanket

We rely on the generosity of animal lovers to help us ship 1,000 - 2,000 free blankets to animal shelters each month! All our merchandise is personally made (blankets & earrings) or designed (t-shirts) by Linda, CFC's founder.  All funds raised keep us going and keep us shipping blankets. Thank you for helping!       

Check out our blankets here!

Check out our t-shirts here!

Volunteer Information...

Tools to help you help us!

Volunteer Packet

If you have questions, this has the answers. It's also a great tool to pass along to someone else who might be interested in volunteering.

Click for Drop-Off Memo

Use this when you bring in your blankets to area shelters! Don't forget to ask for a tax receipt (most shelters can give you this)!

Did you make blankets?

Tell us a bit more (to share in our newsletter) ...

Want more info?

Please email me:

If you would like to see a full list of all the shelters we support in your state, please see our "Animal Shelters We Support" page. There may be one that is close enough for you to just drop them off! There is a link to each shelter's website, to get their full address.

Reach out to shelters!

If you'd like to contact your local shelter about joining our program, here are a couple of tools. Feel free to send them to the shelter and let CFC know. We'll follow up directly, to see if they are interested. Thank you!


Click here for a flyer you can send to your shelter!