Important Notice

Effective July 21, 2021

While we remain closed to walk-ins due to COVID-19, donations of new and gently used items (from our current needs lists below) can be dropped off in the green donation bin outside our Adoption entrance. For larger items or quantities, please call to book a drop-off appointment.

Please read the full details below on how you can donate unneeded items to EHS for use in supporting our shelter animals.

For the safety and health of our animals, we are unable to accept opened animal food or medication.

EHS Wish List

Thank you so much for your support!

Gift in Kind items for animals in our care are greatly appreciated. We are happy to accept gift cards, new and unopened supplies for cats, dogs, and small animals and even gently used items that have been cleaned and are safe for our people and pets to use.

For the safety and health of our animals, we are unable to accept opened animal supplies.

How to Donate:
  • Small Gifts: Under 100 lbs., smaller quantities, less than 2 garbage bags worth.
    • These donations can be brought to EHS anytime and left in the large green drop-off bin located outside of our main entrance. This bin is checked Monday thru Friday, in the morning and afternoons.
  • Large Gifts: Over 100lb., multiple quantities, or those requiring assistance to unload.
  • Medical Supplies: Please book in advance to donate, so our team can ensure safe and secure handling of these priority items.

For more details on the items of greatest need please see the lists below and visit our Amazon Wish List. If you are still unsure on if we can accept an item, please contact us at 780-491-3507 or email: giving@edmontonhumanesociety.com

Gift Card Store List: Most needed include places like Walmart, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, PetSmart, Mr. Pet’s and Superstore.

What We Cannot Accept

Opened food, newspaper, pillows, stuffed blankets, exotic animal supplies, used scratch posts, bird cages or any used item which is not cleaned prior to being dropped off.

Animal Supplies We Accept

Items we are most in need of at this are listed in bold.

  • Cat Food (dry or canned), including:
    • Yellow-label “No Name” brand wet cat food
    • Meow Mix
    • Meow Mix Wet
    • Friskies Wet & Dry
    • Whiskas Wet
    • Fancy Feast Wet
    • Purina Cat & Kitten
    • Purina Dry Food
    • Medi-Cal Hypoallergenic
    • Medi-Cal Gastro medium energy
    • Medi-Cal Urinary S/O
    • Hill’s A/D & Z/D
    • Almo
    • Weruva
    • BFF
    • Kitten Milk Replacer
  • Clumping litter
  • Non-clumping litter
  • Walnut, wheat, or corn based cat litters
  • Catnip
  • Cardboard scratch pads
  • Plastic litter boxes
  • Litter scoops
  • Stainless steel  lasagna pans – 12” x 24”
  • Cat Attract
  • Soft and hard cat toys (jingle balls, stick toys, small stuffies)
  • Dog Food (dry or canned), including:
    • PC puppy
    • Medi-Cal Hypoallergenic
    • Medi-Cal Gastro
    • Royal Canin Adult or Puppy.
    • Puppy milk replacer
    • Caesers wet food
    • Ceaser Dry Food & other small dog food
    • Pedigree wet food
    • Beneful Dry
    • Dog Treats – Soft Treats & Dry Treats
  • Pure chicken/beef broth (no onions)
  • Hot dogs
  • Peanut Butter (no sugar-free/types with artificial sweeteners)
  • Puppy pads
  • Metal exercise pens
  • Leashes (6’ nylon)
  • Easy walkers
  • Harnesses (L/XL)
  • Thundershirts (M)
  • Webbed Martingale collars
  • Grooming Clippers/Blades
  • Large Kongs
  • Dog puzzles
  • Dog winter coats (Large)
  • Grooming supplies
  • Rolls of carpet
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Fleece/flannel fabric
  • Hula hoops
  • 500ml yogurt cups
  • Bubbles / bubble maker
  • Cat wands
  • Adhesive Velcro
  • Thermometers
  • Food weight scale
  • Pacer / Go slow bowls
  • DAP spray/diffuser
  • Towels
  • Agility Equipment
  • Plastic Hard Toys
  • Play Structures
  • Wobble Kongs
  • Jolly Eggs
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Catnip
  • Flat sheets and pillow cases (no fitted sheets)
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Large Ziploc bags
  • Spray bottles
  • Pet grooming wipes
  • Hot water bottles/disks (not electric)
  • Enzyme pet spot cleaner
  • Blue and white laundry baskets

Gift Items from our Amazon Wish List

You can also conveniently order items from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered directly to the shelter.

View Our Amazon Wish List

Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Edmonton Humane Society. We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation.

When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to the Edmonton Humane Society through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your donation to benefit EHS. After your vehicle donation is complete, the Edmonton Humane Society will send you a tax receipt within 45 days.

Donate a Car to EHS!

From the animals, staff, and community at EHS, we thank you for your generosity!

If you have an item you wish to donate and it does not appear on our wish list please call us first at 780-491-3507 to verify if it is needed. Surplus items will be placed in our pet supply store for sale or will be distributed to other rescue organizations.

In one year, it takes approximately 7 million dollars to keep the Edmonton Humane Society operational. 40% of these funds come from generous donations made by supporters like you.

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