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Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Wish List Donations

Your donation of items from our Wish List ensures pets in need have the support they need for high quality and immediate care. Please check the list carefully to be sure we can put your donation to use, as we have limited space and resources to sort through donated items.

If you are unsure if an item will be accepted, please contact us with any questions!

Urgent Needs:

  • Canned cat food (Fancy Feast and Friskies brands preferred)
  • Canned dog food (Pedigree, Blue Buffalo, Alpo brands preferred)
  • Canned kitten food (Fancy Feast Kitten brand preferred)
  • Feliway Classic Calming Spray
  • Cat toys like balls, toy mice, soft toys with catnip, pom poms, pipe cleaners – unused
  • Soft dog treats (like Snausages, CloudStar Soft & Chewy Buddy Biscuits, or Zukes Mini Naturals) – unopened
  • Gift cards to Wegmans or Pet Supplies Plus to purchase fresh produce and specialty supplies for reptiles and birds
  • Gift cards to Victor Feed and Home Center, Country Max, or Tractor Supply to purchase supplies for farm animals
  • Unopened bags of dry cat food of the following brands/flavors: Cat Chow Gentle, Cat Chow Indoor, Cat Chow Complete, Purina One Indoor Advantage, Friskies Seafood Sensations, and Meow Mix Original Choice
  • Carefresh bedding
  • Nylabones of various sizes/shapes

Items ALWAYS Accepted

Gift Cards to pet-related businesses or grocery stores
UNOPENED bags of pet foods or treats

Items NOT Accepted

Opened pet food
Opened pet treats
Medication of any kind
Medical Supplies
Fitted sheets (flat sheets ok)
People clothes

It’s easier than ever to purchase an item from one of our Wish Lists! Just visit our Amazon Wish List or our Chewy Wish List, click buy, and it ships directly to us!

Kitten Supplies

  • Breeder’s Edge Foster Care Kitten Milk Replacer
  • Canned kitten food
  • Purina Kitten chow
  • Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pad
  • Two-Door Top-Load Hard-Sided Pet Travel Carrier
  • Digital Scale
  • Small litter pans
  • Unscented baby wipes
  • Miracle Nipple Mini for Pets and Wildlife
  • Petstages Cat Pillow
  • SmartyKat Value Pack Cat Toys
  • SmartPetLove Snuggle Puppy Behavioral Aid Toy
  • PetFavorites Original Mylar Crinkle Ball Cat Toys
  • Ethical Wide Colorful Springs Cat Toy

Humane Law Enforcement

  • Capture Net
  • Baby Wipes
  • Box of 20 Disposable Respirator
  • Catch Pole
  • Bolt Cutters
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Flir Camera
  • Gift cards to local gas stations

Pet Care & Toys

  • Slip rope leashes
  • Martingale collars
  • Kuranda dog beds
  • Kitty cots
  • Litter boxes
  • Havahart traps
  • Nylabones
  • Small cat toys
  • Large-size dog toys
  • Cat Condos
  • Large size kong-type rubber toys
  • Small Animal toys
  • Blankets (no fitted sheets or down comforters)
  • Small digital scale
  • Stretch and Scratch Cat scratchers for cat condos

Clinic Supplies

  • Emergency warming blankets
  • Exam gloves
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Empty, clean cat litter tubs with lids
  • 6-foot dog leashes
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Ziploc Bags (Sandwich size or larger)
  • Cheese Whiz, Cream Cheese, hot dogs
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Gallons of Distilled Water
  • Unscented Dryer Sheets

Please note that medical supplies should be approved by clinic staff prior to donation to ensure need and we DO NOT accept medicines of any kind.


  • Pitchforks
  • Shaving forks
  • Horse de-wormers: ivermectin or panacur oral paste
  • Straw
  • Pine shavings
  • First-cutting timothy mix hay (no mold or dust)
  • Rubbermaid garbage cans (30-40 gallons)
  • Plastic insulated dog houses or “dogloos” – must have a bottom
  • Brooms
  • Manure shovels
  • Manure spreader
  • Metal rakes for leaves
  • Equine equipment in good, working condition
  • Gift cards to Country Max or Tractor Supply to purchase supplies for farm animals
  • Heat lamps and red heat-lamp bulbs


  • Waterproof turnout blankets (sheets or mid-weight) *no tears or missing buckles*
  • Cashel Feed Rite Bags (Horse size)
  • Nutrena Triumph Senior Horse Feed
  • Nutrena Triumph Active 12 Pellet Horse Feed
  • Nutrena Empower Boost
  • Nutrena Empower Balancer
  • Cox Laboratory Gastroade Pellets, Cox Laboratory Acti-Flex 4000 Pellets, Animed Vitamin E powder
  • Trough Heaters for Rubbermaid Troughs
  • Gift cards to Country Max, Runnings, State Line Tack, Smartpak, or Tractor Supply to purchase supplies for horses

Other Shelter Needs

  • Laundry detergent
  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Bleach
  • Litter boxes
  • Snow shovels
  • Broom/dustpan
  • Paper towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Ballpoint pens
  • Postage Stamps
  • Snow fencing
  • Coolers
  • Large round totes
  • Gift cards to any pet-related business, grocery store or gas station