Below is a wish list of the things we need to keep our shelter running and our foster homes supplied with all the things they need to foster.  Please note that gently used, second hand items are perfectly acceptable and welcome.

You can purchase our needed essentials for AARCS – directly from our  Amazon Wish List!

Want to help the Kitties? Check out our Amazon  Kitten Wish List!

Donations can be dropped off at Safe Haven in our donation bin at Safe Haven: 5060 – 74 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 3C9


We are currently limiting our material donation intake to our HIGH NEEDS ONLY during the current health crisis. We do not have the volunteers or staff to sort and clean used donations at this time. We are kindly asking the public to limit their donations to unopened pet food (all kinds needed), cat litter, canned pet food and clean towels.
Thank you for your kindness and understanding.

    • Heavy-Duty Exterior Zip ties (6″-8″)
    • Adult Rabbit Pellets (Oxbow) – Unopened!
    • Timothy Hay – Unopened!
    • Disinfecting/Lysol Wipes
    • Dryer sheets and paper towel.
    • Pet Food (Puppy, Kitten, and All-life Stages) – Unopened!
    • Garbage bags, industrial size and glad white kitchen are our greatest need.
    • Disposable gloves (including latex-free)
    • Kongs/interactive toys for dogs and cats
    • Bully sticks or other long-lasting chews (no rawhides)
    • Litter box scoops and litter boxes – new only.
    • Magic erasers, spray bottles
    • Office supplies including letter size paper, coloured paper, whiteboard markers, sharpies.

*If you have a large donation or items that should not be stored outside for a short time and would like to make an appointment for drop off please email

  • Wishlist

    • Kitten kibble
    • Cat Litter – all kinds including pellet litter
    • Puppy pads
    • Puppy kibble
    • Canned cat food
    • H.E. Laundry Liquid Detergent
    • Cones – all types and sizes
    • Medium – large wire crates
    • Exercise pens (x-pens)
    • Dog houses
    • Gift cards (Costco, Gas Stations, Walmart, Canadian Tire)
    • Large Easy Walk Harnesses
    • Large Cat Trees! For our Cat Room!
    • Office supplies (envelopes *without windows, printer paper, page protectors, address labels, stamps, etc.)
    • Printer ink for HP952
    • Printer ink for Canon 245 & 246
    • Grain free cat food – wet or dry
    • Cat toys
    • Small Cat Beds
    • All size garbage bags including industrial size and clear bags
    • Exterior Zip ties (6″-8″ ONLY)
    • Painters tape
    • Dish soap
    • Anti bacterial hand soap
    • Disposable Gloves
  • Services

    • Printing/Copying
    • Transportation
    • Mechanical work for AARCS vehicles
    • Duct cleaning
    • Snow removal
    • Veterinary services
    • Doggie daycare for foster animals
    • Dog trainers


  • We Cannot Accept

    • Stuffed Toys
      [ choking/blockage hazzard ]
    • Clothing & Shoes
    • Furniture
    • Kitchen Supplies
    • Comforters / Fitted Sheets / Pillows
    • Bird / Reptile / Bunny / Small Animal Cages & Supplies
      [ only on request ]