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Donate to our wish list

We appreciate donations at all times. Right now we are in need of the following:

For the animals in our care:

  • Gift cards to grocery, pet supply, home improvement, office supply or auto part stores
  • Cage scratchers for cats from StretchandScratch.com
  • Kuranda beds for dogs from Kuranda.com (select AHS as the recipient)
  • Vari-kennels (especially large and x-large)
  • 6 ft. nylon leashes
  • Gentle leaders (m edium and large)
  • Kongs (all sizes especially larger ones)
  • Cat toys without cat nip
  • Dog Treats
  • Towels, wash cloths, and white bath towels
  • Feliway spray
  • Food for birds and critters (parakeet, cockatiel, guinea pig, rat, and mouse)
  • Fresh veggies
  • Timothy hay
  • Plastic bags
  • Puppy training pads
  • Sunny Seat window mounted cat beds
  • Treat puzzle toys
  • Digital food scale
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Snuggle Safe microwave heat pad
  • Soft dog treats
  • Natural Balance Dog Food Rolls
  • Fleece for cat bedding
  • New ping pong balls for  education projects
  • Dog shampoo
  • Waterless shampoo
  • Royal Canin Baby Cat 34 dry food (for weaning kittens)
  • Canned kitten food
  • Greenies Pill Pockets
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese singles
  • Tongue depressors
  • Distilled water
  • Electric heating pads for exam and surgery
  • Newspapers
  • Digital kitchen scale for weighing foster kittens
  • Digital infant scale
  • Meat-based baby food
  • Canned tuna in water
  • Hot dogs

For our training and behavior specialists:

  • Collapsible tunnels
  • DAP Spray
  • ½” diameter or greater slip leads
    48” high exercise pens
  • Buja Boards

For our wildlife department:

  • Seed mixes - Kaytee brand nut & fruit mix, patio mix
  • Insects - wax worms, meal worms, ect.
  • Mazuri brand duck starter
  • Duck/goose grower
  • Chicken scratch
  • Pigeon/dove seed
  • Nuts (unsalted, any kind)
  • Non-sugared cereals, e.g., Cheerios
  • Pet carriers (any size)
  • Aquariums with lids
  • Baby toys
  • Cat scratching post
  • Heating pads (NOT auto-shut off)
  • Heat bulbs (100 watt, red color)
  • Hand/feet pocket warmers
  • Cloth towels or washcloths
  • Newspaper
  • Vet wrap, micropore or paper tape
  • Gauze
  • Lactate ringers solution
  • Tagaderm (any size)
  • Feather dusters
  • Facial Tissue
  • Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Laundry detergent and bleach
  • Any kind of cleaning solutions or disinfectant
  • Animal dishes - any size, preferably not plastic
    that can be ingested

Cleaning supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Clorox disinfecting wipes
  • Dish soap (regular and automatic)
  • Luron hand cleaner soap
  • Dish cloths and dish towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Spray bottles with triggers
  • Sponges and scrub pads
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex
  • Lint rollers
  • Ziplock bags (all sizes, especially gallon)
  • Odor neutralizer spray

Other supplies needed:

  • Batteries (AA, AAA, D, and 9-volt)
  • Fabric scissors for education projects
  • Pet sympathy cards
  • Animal-themed postage stamps 
  • Large wall fans
  • Long zip ties

Items we CANNOT accept:

  • Toner cartridges
  • Old computers and equipment like mice, keyboards, CRT monitors, printers, and scanners
  • Medications and medical supplies like syringes
  • Topical and oral pesticide products for dogs and cats including flea and tick products
  • Flea sprays, powders and foggers for the home
  • Used (already chewed on) dog treats and raw hides
  • Used litter boxes 
  • Confetti shredded paper
  • Old clothing (t-shirts, socks)
  • Comforters, pillows, pillow cases and sheets       
  • Anything broken or missing pieces                           

Charities Review Council

Donated items can be brought to the customer service counter at any AHS location during regular business hours; no appointment is necessary. Groups are also welcome to schedule a tour of one of our facilities at the time they bring in their donations. Tours last approximately 1 hour; there is a $1/person fee, with a $10 minimum, for tours. Our tour schedules fill up quickly, so please schedule tours at least 2 weeks in advance.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

Operating hours

Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

Operating hours

Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

Operating hours

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

Operating hours


9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

Operating hours

  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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