Our Wish List

Collect items from our wish list and donate them to the Atlanta Humane Society to help the animals.

If there is something that you’d like to donate that is not on this list, we kindly ask that you reach out to Deanie Haynes at dhaynes@atlantahumane.org or 404.974.2838 before bringing the item in.

The items below are always needed at the Atlanta Humane Society and can be dropped off at either of our Campuses during our open hours. Thanks for thinking of the animals!

We can always accept used crates, collars, leashes and other dog/cat supplies, but please note that we cannot accept pillows, opened dog or cat food, or carpet samples.


  • Milk Bone Dog Biscuits

    MEDIUM, SMALL or MINI size only, please! Volunteers use them to train the dogs and cannot break the big ones

  • Other dog treats

    We will also accept small, soft dog treats of known brands (Wellness, Dogswell, Zuke’s, Buddy Biscuits, Purina, Petsmart Authority, etc) as long as they are smallish.

NOTE: due to safety issues, we do not accept rawhide in any form, or Greenies. Dogs can break off large sections during chewing and are at risk of choking or becoming obstructed! We do not use, sell or recommend these products.
  • Newspapers:

    For shredding to put in puppy cages, admissions kennels, and puppy suites (this is a huge need–hook us up!)

  • Shoe Boxes:

    For volunteers to make puzzle feeders

  • Bleach:

    We use bleach for some of our cleaning; any brand is fine

  • Dog and Cat Bowls:

    We use the small, stainless steel ones (2 cup size)

  • Gift Cards:

    We love to have Amazon, Home Depot, Kroger, Lowes, Petsmart, and Walmart gift cards of any amount on hand so we can keep our shelves full when we have an immediate, urgent need.

  • Foam Hand Sanitizer

  • Doggy bags:

    Help us keep our doggie areas clean while we run and play with our pups by donating any type of doggie poo bags.

  • Cat grooming supplies:

    Furminators, brushes and combs all keep our kitties happy!

  • Laundry Detergent:

  • Detergents that get odor and germs out are the best
  • Housetraining pads:

    For our foster parents to use

  • Ink Pens:

    For filling out adoption applications

  • Paper Towels

  • Plain White Envelopes:

    (Standard No. 10)

  • Sharpie Markers:

    (Fine Point/Ultra Fine Point)

  • Trash bags:

    45 gallon or larger

  • Colorful Towels and Fleece:

    Old bath towels, hand towels and fleece make beds for sick or injured animals, to help them feel safe and warm, and for drying off after baths

  • Kuranda Beds:

    These offered at special discount, come with a 1 year warranty and are sent directly to Atlanta Humane Society in your name! You can donate a bed on the Kuranda Bed website to our Mansell or Howell Mill Campus.

  • Pens and Post It Notes

  • Hot Dogs

  • Block Cheese

  • Canned Chicken

  • Towels/blankets

Amazon Wish List

We also have Amazon Wish Lists that will ship the items directly to our Howell Mill and Mansell campuses!

Most In Need Wish ListBaby Brigade Wish ListShelter Medicine Wish List


You can also help keep our dogs and cats happy and healthy by providing a special enrichment toy for one of our residents!

  • Kong Toys:

    The original KONG© “beehive” shape, in red (“Classic”) or black (“Extreme”), in sizes X-Large, or XXL only and Wobble Kongs for fun at dinnertime

  • Outward Hound fun feeders

  • PetSafe Busy Buddy toys

    Tuffy brand toys of any type

  • Treat pouches:

    For our staff and volunteers to stock goodies in when they’re working with our dogs

  • Boomboxes or Sound Machines:

    So we can play music for our animals! We’d also love to have multiple copies of “Through a Dog’s Ears” or “Through a Cat’s Ears” CDs

  • Frozen treat supplies:

    Peanut butter, chicken broth, canned pumpkin and dixie cups

  • Plastic toys for cats

    Including ping pong balls, practice golf balls, plastic easter eggs and KONG cat toys

  • Scratching posts

    These need to be small sizes so they can comfortably fit inside of our cat condos

  • Wand toys

  • Catnip

  • Small litter boxes

  • Litter scoops

  • Puppy pads

  • Kitten toys

  • Essential Oils, cooking extracts, and Feliway for cats

  • Scents like vanilla, peppermint, almond, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg are welcome so we can keep noses busy, full of yummy smells, and animals calm

Why aren’t you asking for food to feed your animals awaiting adoption?

We are a Purina shelter so they graciously provide all of our animals awaiting homes with Purina ONE dog, cat, puppy, and kitten food at no cost to us. They also provide one bag of food for every adoption!

Is there anything else you can use? My company/store is getting rid of furniture/office supplies/other products and we’d love to donate them to a worthy cause.

It depends on what the items are, and what condition they are in. Call and ask before you haul it to us: 404.974.2838.