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Wish List

HSKL Wish List

Would you like to donate physical items to the shelter?  Please see below for some suggestions, or click here to see our Amazon Wish List.

Thank you to everyone who donates to us!  We truly appreciate your support!

Questions?  Contact us at

Top Needed Items

  • Wet and dry pet food for our Pet Food Bank (open bags are welcome!)
  • Non-clumping/unscented kitty litter
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Dish soap
  • Bleach 

Animal Care Supplies

- KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer)
- Liver Dog Treats 
- KONGS of any size
- Brushes, combs, nail clippers
- Surgical Onesies
- Miracle Nipples (Long and short tipped)
- 60+ mL Syringes
- Snugglesafe Heating Pads
- E-Collars (Elizabethan collars)
- Martingale Collars - Assorted Sizes
- Unscented, non-clumping kitty litter or newspaper based litter
- Aspen bedding/Carefresh bedding
- Forti-Flora- Probiotics
- Oxbow Vitamin C Tablets 
- Pedialyte (Unflavoured)
- All sizes of pet carriers

Everyday Shelter Needs

- Bleach
- Liquid Laundry Soap (High Efficiency/HE)
- Multi-Purpose Cleaner
- Clear Garbage Bags
- Liquid hand soap
- Scrub Brushes
- Paper Towels
- Kleenex/Tissue
- Toilet Paper
- White board markers
- Postage stamps
- Sharpies

Donate to our Pet Food Bank (Urgently Needed!)

We accept wet and dry dog and cat food, even opened bags, as long as they are not expired.  This food is used to help those going through tough times, that may not have the funds to purchase food for their pet(s).

If you need a helping hand in feeding your pet, you can contact us and ask to be part of our Pet Food Bank program.  This program is designed to help residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes to feed their pets when finances are tight.

Please note, this program is for occasional assistance.  Food is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited.  We reserve the right to refuse requests.

For more information, please contact us at 705-878-4618, or visit us in-person.