Shelter Wish List

You can save lives with your thoughtful donations for the day-to-day care of the animals and operations of the shelter. Thank you for thinking of bringing in a gift for the animals at Willamette Humane Society.  Here’s a list of their most needed items.

We recognize these items range widely in price. Some you might have at home while others might be a purchase on your next shopping trip. Thank you in advance for donating items to support the animals at WHS!

Many of these items are available at Davenport’s Den, our pet supply store in the shelter, or online from our Amazon.com Wishlist!  Be sure to let us know this gift is coming from Amazon so we can thank you for your kindness.

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Amazon wishlist 


Detailed Wish List

Urgently Needed Items

  • Canned cat food, pate preferred
  • Kitten milk replacer (KMR)
  • Stretch & Scratch for kennel enrichmentavailable in Davenport’s Den
  • Nonclumping, unscented clay litter
  • Dog treats, made in the USA or Canada in original packaging
  • Nylon leashes–washable, 5 to 6 feet, 1-inch and ¾-inch width, bolt style clip

Food and Treats (All food products or treats must be in original packaging)

  • High-quality dry foodrated three or more stars on dogfoodadvisor.com)
  • Canned dog foodany brand
  • Hot dogs—(used as training treats for dogs)
  • Jars of baby food (meat varieties)
  • Squeeze cheese in a can
  • Cream cheese
  • Crunchy cat treatsany brand
  • Pill pockets for dogsGREENIES brand, available on Amazon
  • Pill-masker for catsTomlyn brand, available on Amazon
  • Mozzarella string cheese
  • Training treats—brands such as Cloud Star, Real Meat, Zukes, Etta Says, Plato, Vita Essentials, Natural Instinct, NW Naturals, Stella & Chewys, and Walkabout

Cleaning Supplies

  • Paper towels
  • Scrubber sponges
  • Bleach
  • Long rubber gloves
  • Laundry baskets

Cat & Dog Supplies

  • Easy-walk front-clip harnesses
  • Martingale collars – various sizes
  • Washable nylon dog collars—varieties 6-9 inches
  • Snuggle Safe kitten/puppy heating pads—available on Amazon
  • Dog and cat toyschew, rope, and food puzzle toys for dogs, washable toys for cats
  • Cheap paper plates
  • Kongs and food puzzles (for kennel enrichment)
  • Wide popsicle sticks, tongue depressors
  • Long-handled plastic mixing spoons
  • Portable kennels—both large and small
  • Tall cat trees for shelter suites
  • Fleece blankets or material
  • New or used basket/soccer/kick balls for dog exercise
  • Kuranda cat bed—Available on Amazon
  • Traditional Halter/Roman style back clip harness (not vest or step-in)—available on Amazon

Medical and Exam Supplies

  • Microwaveable rice bags (Clinic)
  • Fleece covers for rice bags (Clinic)
  • Flea treatments (Advantage, Revolution)
  • Dixie cups, 5 ounce
  • Ziploc baggies (snack, sandwich or gallon size)
  • 4-inch gauze squares

Grooming Supplies

  • Dog clippers (high quality for shaving)

Office Supplies

  • Boxes of copy paper
  • 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock (white & colors)

Items no longer needed at Willamette Humane Society

  • Newspaper– For many years, our kennels were lined with newspaper, requiring large quantities on a regular basis.  Today, all kennels are lined with donated towels, fleece, or blankets.  While we appreciate that our community retains a memory of our past needs, newspapers donated to WHS are now recycled.

*Available in Davenport’s Den, the pet supply store located inside the Willamette Humane Society.