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.

Notice: Some CANNED CAT FOOD purchased through our Amazon Wishlist may not be delivered for 30 days, please consider shopping locally and dropping your donation off at either shelter or send via Costco online or Instacart. Thank you!


  • Pate Cat Food

  • Clumping Litter

  • Dog Enrichment Toys

*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)

Shop Local via Doodle Dogs: AARCS Wish-List

You can purchase our needed essentials for AARCS directly from our community partner in Calgary, Doodle Dogs!

They will ship directly to our shelter, FREE OF CHARGE!

Shelter Amazon Wish-List

You can purchase our needed essentials for AARCS directly from our Amazon Wishlists’!

📍 SAFE HAVEN Amazon Wish List

📍 NORTH HAVEN Amazon Wish List


Want to help our itty bitty critters?

🐰🐹 Critter Wish List

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


Second hand items are definitely accepted and appreciated. Please ensure items are clean prior to dropping off in our donation bin as a courtesy to our staff and volunteers.

  • Opened / Unopened Pet Food – please tape securely shut prior to drop off. RAW NOT ACCEPTED
  • Durable Pet Toys
  • Veterinary Medical Supplies (no human medical supplies please) bring into reception M-F 9-5 *Expired not accepted
  • Pet Beds + Dishes
  • Plastic/Hard-sided Kennels (all sizes)
  • Leashes/Collars
  • Clean Litterboxes
  • Brushes


  • Bagged Bottles and Cans
  • Comforters / Sheets / Pillows
  • Clothing / Shoes
  • Electronics


    • Puppy Xpens (48″ or taller)
    • Canned Cat + Kitten Food – pâté is preferred
    • Cat Litter (clumping)
    • Temptations Cat Treats
    • Pet Safe Easy Walk Harnesses (M/L/XL)
    • Slip Leads
    • Plastic/Hard-sided Kennels (all sizes)
    • XL Kongs/Interactive/durable Toys for Dogs and Cats
    • Bully Sticks or other Long-Lasting Chews (no rawhides)
    • Clean Towels and Linens
    • 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
    • Bleach
    • 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
    • Human Medical Supplies
    • Expired Veterinary Supplies
    • Wood (shavings) bedding for critters
    • Stuffed Toys – Choking/blockage hazard
    • Dog Beds Without Washable Covers
    • Household Items
    • Furniture
    • Kitchen Supplies
    • Bird, Reptile Cages and Supplies
      * Unless Specifically Requested

    Got Veggies?

    If you are looking to donate vegetables or produce that you have on hand, please submit this offer form and a member of our team will get in touch to let you know if we can accept them or not due to refrigerator capacity and number of critters in care.

    OUR SHELTER Locations

    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