Animal Services Wish List

Wish List

RAS welcomes donations of a variety of items that help to maintain or improve the care and comfort for animals while at the shelter and for supporting healthy choices for pets of owners in under-served neighborhoods. Our wish list includes the following items for the various programs:  

 Animal Care

  • 6-foot leashes
  • Martingale Collars, adjustable - Med & Lg
  • Professional grooming clippers
  • Easy Walk Harnesses - Med & Lg 
  • Pet shampoo
  • Pet carriers
  • Training crates



  • Pet ear thermometers 
  • Powder stain remover
  • Distilled water
  • Cotton swabs
  • Puppy training pads
  • Chux/underpads 
  • Baby food (meat varieties only)
  • 3 fl oz paper cups
  • Hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free baby wipes
  • Kitten & Puppy milk replacement


Community Outreach

  • Collars
  • Leashes
  • Training crates
  • Pet food 
    • Unopened
    • Small bags preferred 
  • Puzzle feeders
  • Enrichment toys
  • Dog house kits
  • Metal food/water bowls
  • 2 gallon buckets
  • Dog runners
  • Cat litter (small bags)


  • Scented liquid laundry detergent
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Pet-friendly ice melt
  • Brooms
  • Laundry baskets
  • Plastic storage bins with lids
  • 10' x 10' pop-up tents



  • Squeeze cheese 
  • Nylon bones
  • Puzzle feeders
  • Enrichment toys
  • Fruit-scented air fresheners
  • Extracts (Vanilla, Cinnamon, Clove,
    Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon, Strawberry, Coconut)



  • Canned dog food
  • Bully sticks
  • Pig ears



Transfer & Transportation

  • Unopened cat food
  • Cat litter
  • Gas cards and pre-paid credit cards for volunteers to transport animals to distant shelters
  • Collars
  • Leashes
  • Pet carriers and training crates

Through the PetSaver Shelter Feeding Program, Animal Services feeds Fromm Family Dry Pet Food to all of our animals in the shelter. Pet foods from other manufacturers may be provided to our pets in foster care or to our Community Outreach Program.

Give a pet a bed cat-bed-2

kurandabed2Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda Pet Beds, but we do not have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a shelter cat or dog to sleep in comfort, please click on the link above.


For more information about how your donation can help, please call (585) 428-7274 or email the Animal Services Center.



Community Partnerships

Animal Services establishes partnerships with local businesses, foundations, and individual philanthropists to enhance care for shelter animals and bolster operations. Partnerships may involve in-kind contributions, program sponsorship, naming rights, event sponsorship or operational support. To learn more about opportunities, email the Director of Animal Services. 


The City of Rochester is grateful to PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore for its donation of all of the cat litter and Fromm Family Pet Food used at the Animal Services Center. This support enables Animal Services to purchase veterinary supplies and shelter enrichment items that would not otherwise be possible.