Wish List

Wish List

The animals at the OHS need your support. Your donations of money and in-kind gifts of supplies and equipment are essential to our work in the community.

Our Wish List contains items that the Ottawa Humane Society currently needs.  For all other items not on our Wish List, please call or email before bringing to the OHS.

We will ask you to fill in an in-kind donation form. It is helpful if you could download, print and fill in this form in advance.

In-kind donation form

If you are able to donate in-kind gifts such as office supplies, prizes or other non-animal-related items, please email admin@ottawahumane.ca or call 613-725-3166 ext. 233.

Animal supplies

Animal supplies

  • Kong toys
  • Rope dog toys
  • Six-foot nylon dog leashes
  • Soft treats for training
  • Cat wands
  • Cat toy balls
  • Bottles of bubbles to blow!
  • Catnip
  • Interactive cat toys (i.e. battery operated toys they watch and play with)
  • Perpetual motion toys
  • Non-clumping cat litter
  • Receiving blankets
  • Kong Wobbler dog treat dispenser
  • Nylabone dog toys
  • Slim Cat food dispensing toy
  • Bird seed (for Budgies, finches, etc.)
  • Spray Millet for birds
  • Non-basted plain rawhide bone (medium and large only) for dog behaviour department
  • Freeze-dried liver treats for dog behaviour department
  • Easy Walk dog harnesses
  • Kuranda Beds
  • Prescription diet pet food: low residue, hypoallergenic diet
  • Pine shavings (for small animals)
  • Timothy hay (for small animals)
  • Yesterday’s News litter
  • Heating pads
  • Hot water bottles
  • Size M/L Easy Walk harnesses
  • Thunder Shirts
  • Whiskas Dry (specifically meaty selects), Friskies dry and Catchow
  • Friskies wet, Fancy Feast, Whiskas wet, PC wet
  • Whisker City® Puffs Catnip
  • Small Animal Exercise Pens
  • New small paint rollers (used to give cats massages to help and help alleviate stress)
  • New toothbrushes (used to brush/groom orphan kittens)

Cleaning supplies

  • Disposable gloves (powder free)
  • Bounce dryer sheets
  • Household rubber gloves
  • Laundry detergent (preferable high-efficiency or powdered)


  • Gift certificates for event prizes
  • Canadian Tire money
  • Rona
  • Donate a Car Canada (Proceeds from the sale of your used vehicle are directed to the OHS)
  • New, non-electric can openers
  • Yellow highlighters
  • Yellow 3×3 and 1×2 post-it notes
  • P-Touch tape white with black lettering MTape 12mm
  • Dymo tape white plastic with black lettering 12mm x 4m – 1/2” x 13′
  • Laminating sheets
  • Pens – blue and black
  • White photo copy paper 20lb
  • 9V and AA batteries
  • Board games (with all the required pieces)

Items that are not needed at this time:

The OHS appreciates, and relies on donations to help care for our animals. Please note that there are items we are not able to accept because they cannot be disinfected, are not disposable, are already overstocked or are provided by a sponsoring organization.

Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program has partnered with us and is donating pet food for all dogs, cats, kittens and puppies being cared for here. We no longer need individual pet food donations because of this partnership; however we do have a “wish list” of urgently needed items for the animals in our care. Simply ask any staff member. Thank you for your continued support!

For the reasons listed above, we ask that you do not donate the following items:

  • Bird cages
  • Small animal cages
  • Any opened bags of food
  • Plastic food bowls
  • Stuffed toys
  • Pillows, duvets, or cushions
  • Wooden crates or carriers
  • Cloth carriers
  • Dog seat belts
  • Canned cat food
  • Clumping cat litter
  • Carpeted cat scratch pads
  • Rawhide bones
  • Dog treats (ie: Milkbones)
  • Human clothing
  • Used brushes/combs
  • Non-washable dog toys
  • AAA batteries
  • White-out tape
  • Hanging file folders
  • Pencils
  • Push pins
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape

How to Help

Gift by phone and tax receipts: Please call 613-725-3166 ext. 252 or send an email.