get involved

Although three wishes would be nice, even one granted wish makes a difference in the lives of our animals. There are plenty of items on our wish list, including monetary donations, pet food, and the items we need to run the shelter on a daily basis. By granting just one of our wishes, you can help us continue to provide excellent care to the animals that have found refuge here.

Our wish list

Monetary Donations
Monetary donations keep our shelter running by giving us the flexibility to purchase exactly what we need, when we need it. If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can donate online  or send us a cheque, payable to:

Bide Awhile Animal Shelter Society
Registered as Bide Awhile Animal Shelter Society
BN:  889459095RR0001

If you have any questions about monetary donations, please contact us.

Pet Food Donations

We accept pet food donations for dogs and cats. In an effort to make sure that our animals have consistent and healthy meals, we feed them Royal Canin food. But if you choose to donate another brand, it will still go to good use. Our volunteers will use it to feed feral colonies around metro.

Ongoing Needs

These items help us offset the day-to-day costs of running our shelter.


Daily Shelter Needs

  • liquid bleach (always needed)
  • laundry detergent (always needed)
  • face cloths
  • rubber gloves
  • rubbing alcohol (70%)
  • cat food (wet and dry, unopened) for our Pet Food Bank
  • dishwashing liquid
  • toilet paper
  • paper towel
  • pet waste bags
  • Windex
  • Cat Litter
  • cotton swabs
  • brooms & dustpans
  • juice jugs (prefer plastic with lids)
  • liquid hand soap
  • facial tissue
  • antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • surgical latex gloves
  • garbage bags
  • fabric softener sheets
  • pill pockets (dogs but mostly cat)
  • hand cleaning brushes and dustpans (for cleaning kennels)


Feline Needs

  • catnip pouches
  • Mammalac/KMR (milk replacement for kittens)
  • Medi-cal Development formula (wet only)
  • kitten nursing bottles

Canine Needs

  • collars (all sizes)
  • harnesses (all sizes)

Miscellaneous Shelter Needs

  • postage stamps
  • post it notes
  • card stock 8.5 x 11
  • batteries (AA / AAA)
  • garbage bags
  • Canadian Tire money
  • first aid supplies, especially Band-Aids
  • Pet Safe Ice Melt
  • steno pads
  • paper clip and bull clips
  • scotch tape
  • staples
  • fans (to help fight summer heat)