This Is Our
"Always Needed"
Wish List

Things that the furkids
are always in need of!

Gift Cards
  • Grocery stores (to purchase fruit and veggies for rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and exotic animals!)
  • Pet supply stores (for animal food and supplies)
  • Canadian Tire money
  • Gas station gift certificates
  • Hardware store gift certificates
  • General Gift Cards and Gift Certificates to smaller stores can be used for raffles, prizes and auctions
  • Large retail stores like Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Target (we use these to purchase miscellaneous supplies like batteries, grounds keeping equipment, etc.)
  • All kinds of canned dog food both regular and prescription formulas PLEASE NO EXPIRED FOOD)
  • Dog toys – both durable types like Kongs and soft stuffed ones as well as rope dog toys
  • Thunder Shirts for anxious dogs in all sizes
  • Different kinds of treats – we prefer Liver bites (chicken or liver – any brand), we also accept Greenies-type chew bones, rawhides, pigs ears, bully sticks for supervised use
  • Unbasted Rawhide Chips (for temperament evaluations)
  • Dog Beds
  • Dog Seatbelts
  • Good Quality Leashes and Collars
  • EZ walk harnesses
  • Poop Bags
  • E-Collars
  • Pill Pockets
  • All kinds of canned cat food both regular and prescription formulas PLEASE NO EXPIRED FOOD
  • We prefer non-clumping cat litter but will accept all kinds
  • Food dispensing toys
  • Cat toys of all kinds
  • Treats like Liver bites Salmon Snacks, greenies, etc
  • Stainless Steel litter pans are preferred, but we accept clean, gently-used plastic
Dogs & Cats
  • Pumpkin (pure) make sure it is not pumpkin pie filling
  • New Cat/Dog Nail Clippers
  • Stainless steel dishes of all sizes from extra small to large are preferred but we will accept plastic
  • Blankets, bed linens, fleece blankets, sleeping bags
  • Grooming tools for cats and dogs – specifically clippers, clipper blades, scissors
Puppies & Kittens
  • Puppy Milk Replacer
  • Puppy and kitten food both wet and dry PLEASE NO EXPIRED FOOD
  • Royal Canin baby cat food dry or canned
  • Receiving blankets – perfect for wrapping up smaller or anxious animals
  • Hot water bottles, snuggle disks
  • Kitten milk replacer (KMR) powder
Birds & Small Animals
  • Bird seed
  • Spray Millet for birds
  • Small animal treats
  • Shavings (for small animals)
  • Timothy hay (for small animals)
  • Small animal cages
  • Distilled Water (for our autoclave which sterilizes our surgical tools)
  • Thermometers
  • Disposable latex gloves – small, medium and large size
  • Household rubber gloves
  • New, non-electric can openers
  • Towels of all sizes and washcloths
  • Sponges
  • Stainless steel buckets
  • Heavy duty poop scoops – spade-style is preferred
  • Puppy pee pads
  • Ear cleaning solution
  • Applicator sticks (cotton tipped; Q-tips with wooden stick)
  • Bandage Material (vetrap, kling)
  • Lab coats
  • Brooms/dustpans
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Lysol wipes
  • Band aids (for people)
  • Batteries: AA, AAA, 9V, C (used for scales, microchip scanners, and ophthalmoscope/otoscopes)
  • Lint rollers
  • USB sticks (these are used to transport large x-ray files between clinics)
  • Gauze: 3X3
  • Hand lotion
  • Sterile (unopened) syringes – any size
  • Sterile (unopened) needles (22G x 1”, 25G x 5/8”, 20G x 1”)

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Contactless adoptions will begin on May 6th for limited number of animals

Kingston, ON – May 1, 2020
Beginning on Wednesday May 6th, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) will resume adoptions of animals to suitable members of the public. The number of animals available will initially be limited and significant safety protocols will be employed to avoid any contact or direct interaction with potential adopters.

Five weeks ago, the KHS suspended all adoptions in an effort to significantly reduce the potential of COVID-19
transmission within the community or to the KHS staff. In that time, more than 100 foster volunteers have stepped up to care for animals that would normally have been housed in kennels and waiting for adoption.

“Our foster volunteers have been incredible,” said Gord Hunter, Executive Director, “but we’re starting to see
the expected spring influx of animals and we need to be sure we have capacity within the shelter once things
begin to open up again and once the foster families begin returning animals to us.”

The capacity of the current building is limited to 75 cats and 44 dogs. The KHS currently has 112 animals in
care; the majority in foster homes. In May of 2019, the Kingston Humane Society took in just under 200
animals. After this year’s mild winter, Animal Programs Manager Christie Haaima expects numbers to rise significantly, potentially putting the shelter well over capacity.

“Each year, we see a large influx of animals heading into the summer months, predominantly stray cats and
orphaned kittens,” said Haaima. “We can’t allow Covid-19 to prevent us from saving the lives of nearly 2,000 pets this year. We need to be prepared by continuing adoptions and expanding our foster program.”

Pre-adoption counselling and meet and greets will be done virtually utilizing available electronic meeting platforms. The successful adopters will then come to the shelter to pick up the animal in a no-touch environment. Adoption payments will be accepted by debit or credit only using no-touch or minimal contact protocols. All KHS staff employees will wear full PPE and adopters will be asked to wear gloves and masks when picking up their new family member.

“This is new to all of us and we expect to experience small glitches that we’ll address and correct on the fly,” said Hunter. “Our goal is to find forever homes for as many animals in our care as possible and to remain within our somewhat limited capacity, keeping the strain on staff and animals to a minimum.”

Beginning Wednesday May 6th, the public can find animals available for adoption on our website at . Online applications will be processed as received and suitable adopters will be contacted for virtual meet and greets.


The Kingston Humane Society is committed to advocating for and improving the lives of animals within our community. Founded in 1884, the KHS continues to provide shelter and care for homeless animals in Kingston and surrounding communities. We promote responsible pet ownership and compassion and respect for all animals. In addition, we work in and with our community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray or homeless.

Gord Hunter, Executive Director KHS, 613-546-1291 ext 105

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