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
  • Six-foot nylon dog leashes
  • Soft treats for training – new/unopened bags only
  • 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
  • Spray Millet for birds
  • Non-basted plain rawhide bone (medium and large only)
  • Freeze-dried liver treats – new/unopened bags only
  • Easy Walk dog harnesses
  • Kuranda Beds
  • Prescription diet pet food: low residue, hypoallergenic diet – new/unopened bags only
  • Pine shavings (for small animals)
  • Timothy hay (for small animals)
  • Yesterday’s News litter
  • Whiskas (specifically meaty selects), Friskies and Catchow dry cat kibble
  • Friskies, Fancy Feast, Whiskas, and PC canned cat food
  • New small paint rollers (used to give cats massages to help and help alleviate stress)
  • New toothbrushes (used to brush/groom orphan kittens)
  • Rabbit pellets
  • Habitrail style small animal cages for mice, hamsters and gerbils
  • Pee pads
  • Cat and dog beds (new and gently used)
  • Shredded paper (no staples – for small animals)
  • Carefresh bedding
  • Small animal treats and toys (no exercise balls)
  • Dog food puzzles
  • Temptations cat treats – new/unopened bags only
  • Snuggle Safe
  • Crinkle puff ball cat toys

Cleaning supplies

  • Disposable gloves (powder free)
  • Bounce dryer sheets
  • Household rubber gloves
  • Laundry detergent (preferable high-efficiency or powdered)
  • Dish washer tabs
  • Dish soap
  • Garbage bags – size 38” x 50” only


  • 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
  • Board games (with all the required pieces for ages 6-12 years)
  • Scissors
  • ¼ cup and ½ cup measuring cups
  • 1 ½ in black or white presentation binders
  • Black Sharpie markers
  • HP print cartridges: CE400X Black, CE401 Cyan, CE402 Yellow, CE403 Magenta
  • HP CE255XD, Brother TN-450, TN-420

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:

  • New or gently used bath towels, flat sheets, fleece blankets, pillow cases
  • Bird cages
  • Bird seed
  • Small animal cages for rabbits or guinea pigs
  • Any opened bags of food or treats
  • Food bowls of any style
  • Stuffed toys
  • Pillows, duvets, cushions, comforters, fitted sheets, curtains, table cloths, placemats, hand and face towels
  • Wooden crates or carriers
  • Cloth carriers
  • Dog seat belts
  • Clumping cat litter
  • Cat trees
  • Human clothing
  • Used brushes/combs
  • Grooming supplies
  • Non-washable dog toys
  • Batteries of any size
  • Any office supplies – other than those specifically listed as being needed
  • Any damaged items
  • Pet clothing
  • Tennis balls

How to Help

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