Amazon Wishlist

We have an extensive listing of items we require daily in the shelter on our Amazon Wishlist. Every item – big or small – helps us run the shelter, so please have a look at our Amazon Wishlist!

Gift cards

  • Grocery stores – we use these to purchase fruit and veggies for our rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and exotic animals!
  • Large retail stores like Walmart, Canadian Tire and Superstore – we use these to purchase miscellaneous supplies like weigh scales, batteries and shelter equipment.
  • Pet supply stores – these are particularly helpful for Foster Parents who foster our more exotic animals and require crickets and worms! And specialty items like heat lamps for reptiles or water pumps for aquariums!

Toys, toys, toys!

For the Dogs:

Indestructible toys and treat/kibble-dispensing toys are ideal! Many of our dogs are “busy bees” and cannot have toys like stuffies. These type of toys keep their brains and their bodies active while in shelter. We can NEVER have enough of these types of toys!

  • KONG Goodie Bones
  • Large KONGs
  • Extra Large KONGs
  • Premier Biscuit Blocks
  • Petsafe Busy Buddy Chuckles
  • Petsafe Busy Buddy Barnacles
  • Hol-ee Roller Balls

For the Cats:

Simple are best! They need to be easy to clean/disinfect, fit nicely in kennels and travel easily to Foster Parent’s homes! Examples are: toy fabric mice, plastic balls and knotty knots.

  • Cat wands
  • Puzzle toys
  • Cat Spring Toys

For the Rabbits and Exotic Critters:

Our rabbits and small critters love wooden chews and blocks to keep them busy.

  • Our rabbits particularly love Cottontail Cottages, as it gives them something to explore and chew!
  • We would also love to have some unopened bird toys for our avian friends!
  • New bird toys (budgie/cockatiel size)
  • Hanging parrot toys and rope perches of all sizes
    • In need of smaller cockatiel/budgie sized ropes and perches!

Pet Supplies

Pet supplies besides the items listed above are extremely useful for our shelter animals while they having a break from the shelter in a foster home.

  • Tall x-pens (36 & 48 inch)
  • Compostable poops bags
  • Dust free, clay based clumping cat litter
  • Breakaway cat collars
  • Lick mats
  • Treat pouches
  • Double ended leashes
  • Telescopic Metal Back Scratchers
  • Weight watchers gram scales (or other high quality gram scales) – used for weighing food and medication
  • CAREFRESH paper bedding (white or natural colour only)
  • Red Infrared 50w, 75w heat bulbs
  • Reptile Digital Thermometers & Hygrometers
  • Aquatic Thermometers
  • OXBOW Brand Hay, Pellets, Treats and toys for our exotics

Food & Treats!

We do have a very specific list of brands/types we can accept due to recent recalls, as well as Animal Health considerations – certain brands can cause upset tummies and many animals have sensitivities or allergies to consider!

For the Dogs:

  • Liver bites (chicken or liver – Benny Bully’s brand) *High need item
  • Peanut Butter & Cheese Wiz – KONGS are filled with kibble and then sealed with these treats every night for a pre-bed snack!

*You may be considering donating rawhide, pigs ears, nylabones, hooves, or bully sticks, however unfortunately we cannot use these in our shelter setting due to risk of choking or obstruction, contamination with bacteria or toxins, and gastrointestinal upset.

For the Cats:

  • Royal Canin Diet High Energy Feline wet GASTRO,HYPO,S/O Wet or dry
  • KMR milk replacement (Pet Ag brand)
  • Yummy wet canned cat food (Friskies Pate, Fancy Feast, Whiskas)
  • Beef and chicken temptations

For the Rabbits and Exotic Critters:

For our small animals, we are very limited in what we can provide them due to potential gastrointestinal sensitivities. Specifically, we can accept items from:

  • Oxbow Animal Health Products – Hay, Pellets, Treats, etc.
  • Harrison’s Fine Grind
  • Harrisons’ Coarse Grind Pellets
  • Harrison’s Mash Formula
  • Grocery and pet store gift cards so our team can buy fresh produce and specialty items for exotic shelter residents!



Per usual standards, we are looking specifically for towels, flat sheets, fleece and blankets. We do not use fitted sheets, pillows, cushions or knit blankets (or any linens with big holes or tassels) at Calgary Humane Society.

Thank you SO much for considering a donation to Calgary Humane Society!

We greatly appreciate your continued support and the animals thank you!