AARCS Wish list

Consider dropping a wish-list item off at our shelter locations or sending one via Amazon, Costco Online or InstaCart

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


  • Pate Cat Food + Clumping Litter
  • Bleach!
  • Canned Dog Food (any brand)

At this time we are not accepting any other linens than clean towels. Please note that we also do not accept pillows or stuffed animals

*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 [email protected]

Donations can be dropped off at Safe Haven (5060 – 74 Ave SE, Calgary, AB) in our monitored donation bin (front of the building) or North Haven (8108 Coronet Rd NW, Edmonton, AB) in our monitored donation bin (on the east side of our shelter)

You can purchase our needed essentials for AARCS directly from our SAFE HAVEN Amazon Wish List or from our NORTH HAVEN Amazon Wish List

Want to help the kitties and critters?
Check out our Kitten Wish List and our Critter Wish List

Shop locally (Calgary) at Hop Online for Critter supplies and they will deliver straight to AARCS!


  • Puppy Xpens (48″ or taller)
  • Canned Cat + Kitten Food – pâté is preferred
  • Canned Dog + Puppy Food
  • Pet Safe Easy Walk Harnesses (M/L/XL)
  • Slip Leads
  • XL Kongs/Interactive/durable Toys for Dogs and Cats
  • Bully Sticks or other Long-Lasting Chews (no rawhides)
  • Clean Towels (No other linen or bedding please)
  • Heavy-Duty Exterior Zip ties (6″-8″)
  • Kitten Milk Replacer
  • Adult Rabbit Pellets (Oxbow)
  • Rabbit Treats and Chews
  • Timothy Hay
  • Hand Soap (Large Refills)
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Ziploc Bags – Big and Small
  • Reusable Bags
  • Garbage Bags, Industrial Size (90L or larger), Large Clear and Glad White Kitchen are our greatest needs
  • Blue Recycle Bags
  • Disposable Gloves (including latex-free)
  • Poop bags
  • Dog treats
  • Puppy Pads
  • Cat Litter
  • Litter Box Scoops and Litter Boxes – new only
  • Toilet paper
  • Gift Cards: Gas, Costco, Pet Stores
  • Office Supplies including letter-size paper
  • Page Protectors
  • Painter’s Tape


  • Puppy Xpens (48″ or taller)
  • Canned Cat Food – Tiki Cat for picky eaters!
  • Clumping Clay Cat Litter
  • Critter Enrichment Toys and Supplies
  • Kongs/Interactive Toys for Dogs and Cats
  • Bully Sticks or other Long-Lasting Chews (no rawhides)
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • HE Laundry Detergent

We are always happy to accept cash donations or electronic money transfers to [email protected] so we can purchase our highest-need items at this time. We encourage curbside drop-off for new donated items. Our reception area is limited to one visitor at a time.

We Cannot Accept

  • Frozen/RAW Food
  • Stuffed Toys – Choking/blockage hazard
  • Dog Beds Without Washable Covers
  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Furniture
  • Kitchen Supplies
  • Comforters / Fitted Sheets / Pillows
  • Bird, Reptile Cages and Supplies
    * Unless Specifically Requested


AARCS Safe Haven is located at:
5060 74 Avenue SE, CALGARY, AB T2C 3C9

24/7 Donation Bin Located in Front of Building

AARCS North Haven is located at:
8108 Coronet Rd NW, EDMONTON, AB T6E 4P1

24/7 Donation Bin Located East Side of Building