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. Those items, like bleach, hand sanitizer, and other cleaners, we use every single day to keep our animals healthy and our shelter spotless. If you are looking for a way to lend a hand by dropping off supplies, this up-to-date list will outline all of the items we are most in need of.

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 Canine food. But, if you choose to donate another brand (unopened), it will still go to good use as part of our Pet Food Pantry Program for individuals and their pets in times of need. Our Pet Food Pantry Program also supports individuals feeding feral colonies around the region.

Ongoing Needs:

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

  • 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
  • dish-washing liquid
  • toilet paper
  • paper towel
  • pet waste bags
  • glass cleaner (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
  • 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
  • scotch tape
  • fans (to help fight summer heat)