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


**We currently are NOT in need of newspaper donations**

Cleaning supplies

  • bleach
  • paper towels
  • Pine Sol 
  • window cleaner

Animal needs

  • towels & blankets
  • Hill’s Science Diet cat and dog food (dry and canned)
  • Canned Chicken 
  • Canned Pureed Pumpkin 
  • Squeezable treats for cats 
  • Applesauce
  • Cheese Whiz
  • Tuna 
  • Cat or dog treats 
  • Any kind of dry or soft cat or dog food 
  • Feliway Classic sprays for cats, plug ins and refills
  • Aptil spray for dogs, plug in and refills 
  • cat litter (clay, non-clumping)
  • dog toys (washable)
  • cat toys
  • Cardboard cat scratchers 
  • dog chews 
  • dog collars (flat buckle and martingale)
  • front clip harnesses
  • large collapsible crates
  • Kongs
  • cloth leashes (6’ x ¾”)
  • grooming brushes 
  • gift cards from local area gas stations (for gasoline to transport animals)
  • 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.


  • 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



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