Needed Items

Thank you for thinking of our animals!  We cannot thank our community enough for your generosity.  To ensure the best use of donations, please see below.

If purchasing new items for donation, please visit our Adoption Partner retailers:

  • Pats Pets

    1303 Scarth Street


  • Pet Depot

    340 McCarthy Boulevard


  • Petland

    3010 East Quance Street


  • PetSmart

    2012 Aurora Blvd. & 4835 Gordon Road


  • PetValu

    4420 Rochdale Blvd., 2035 Prince of Wales Drive; 2965 Gordon Rd.; 4400 4th Ave.


  • Cathedral Pet Stop

    2924 13th Ave



You can also check out our Amazon Wish List:






At this time, we can accept only the following items:

  • Canned/specialty cat and dog food. (Please click to see examples).
  • Un-opened pet food
  • 6-foot leashes (non-retractable)
  • Dog and cat crates/kennels
  • Cat litter
  • New Kongs – especially large ones
  • New Plastic squeak toys
  • New Plastic cat toys
  • Dentasticks
  • Towels and non-stuffed blankets
  • Cat or small dog beds
  • Gift cards – particularly food stores, Dollar Stores, pet stores
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Bleach

We thank you, however, we are not able to make use of:

  • Opened pet food
  • Bedsheets
  • Pillows of any kind
  • Large dog beds
  • Cat trees and scratch poles
  • Litter boxes
  • Food and water bowls
  • Medications or medical supplies

Items can be dropped off at the Donation Room at the Animal Community Centre, 4900 Parliament Avenue, daily, 10 am – 6 pm.  The Donation Room is to the left of our main doors.

Oversupply of donated items will be shared with other rescue organizations or used to support RHS outreach programming.

Donation of other items:

If you are interested in donating new or surplus inventory, used equipment or furniture, computers or auction items, we ask that you review the In-Kind Donation Frequently Asked Questions document below and contact us directly via email here. Alternatively you may submit the Gift-In-Kind Donation Form via mail or email and we’ll be in touch.

Gift-In-Kind Frequently Asked Questions
Gift-In-Kind Donation Form