Needs List

The following is a list of items that are on the wish list for the Chautauqua County Humane Society.  

Here is a link to our CCHS wish lists on Amazon

Cleaning supplies

  • bleach
  • paper towels
  • window cleaner
  • hand sanitizer
  • latex gloves
  • vacuum cleaners

Animal needs

  • peanut butter (creamy only)
  • towels
  • Hill’s Science Diet cat and dog food (dry and canned)
  • Hill’s Science Diet dog biscuits
  • cat litter (clay, non-clumping)
  • dog toys (washable)
  • cat toys (without catnip)
  • dog chews 
  • dog collars (flat buckle and martingale)
  • front clip harnesses
  • large collapsible crates
  • plastic bottle caps
  • Kongs
  • cloth leashes (6’ x ¾”)
  • cat slicker brushes
  • gift cards from local area gas stations (for gasoline to transport animals)
  • cat tree for colony room
  • vehicle maintenance gift cards
In an effort to provide the best care for our animals, the shelter has a contract with Hill’s Science Diet to provide all of the food for our animals, free of charge. However we are required to pay 25 cents per pound for shipping. Individuals can make a donation of either Hill’s Science Diet food or a monetary donation to help cover the cost of shipping.


  • K-Cups for Volunteer Keurig machine  
  • scissors
  • copier paper
  • staplers and staples
  • tape dispensers
  • tape refills
  • thank you cards
  • birthday cards
  • white card stock paper
  • lined index cards
  • blue/green sharpies
  • dry erase board markers
  • shower curtain rings (white, blue and green)



Cat Toys 
There are MANY easy ways to make cat toys! Get some ideas at

Cat Blankets 
You can choose to make cat blankets to be used in the shelter. A good size for homemade cat blankets is approximately 12" x 24". They can be made from any washable material and stuffed with batting. You can also make the "No Sew" blankets in the same size.

Dog Biscuits 
Find a good recipe and bake some dog biscuits!  We can use them for specific training efforts. You can find homemade dog cookie recipes online or by checking out cookbooks for dogs at the library.

When You Are Finished 
When you complete your project, please bring your final product to CCHS during regular shelter hours. Our staff and volunteers at the reception desk can sign any paperwork, provide a donation receipt, and will award you with a Certificate of Appreciation for your contribution!

If you have any digital photos of your project in process, please email them to