Our Wish List

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An in-kind donation of any item that is listed below will help staff and volunteers at the Cleveland APL to care for the more than 14,000 homeless animals that come through our doors every year. Financial donations are also appreciated.

Also, feel free to visit our Amazon Wish List! Items that are purchased from our Amazon Wish List are shipped directly to us.

If you are ordering items to be directly shipped to us, please send them to:

Cleveland Animal Protective League
1729 Willey Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio  44113

If you would like to, feel free to personally drop them off by stopping by the shelter (at address listed above). Please come through front doors and our staff at the front desk will assist you. Thank you for your generosity!

Currently, we are in need of the following items:

Shelter Items

  • Cat carriers
  • Dog Treats2
  • Hot dogs (for training)
  • Plastic or wire dog crates
  • Cat Scratchers
  • Kuranda beds
  • Gift cards (that can be used at any store)
  • Large brown paper bags w/no handles
  • Canned cat & dog food-unopened
  • Non-dust cat litter
  • Small animal food (Timothy Hay for rabbits)
  • Pet nail trimmers
  • Dog Grooming Tools (Furminators, etc.)
  • Towels/blankets
  • Cat/dog toys
  • Bleach
  • Automatic dish washing liquid
  • Laundry detergent for (high efficacy washing machines) both Top and Front-loading washing machines
  • Paper towels
  • Clean newspapers or butcher paper
  • Dog sweaters/coats (for our short coated dogs/matted dogs that need shaved down in the winter.)

 Administrative and Humane Investigations Department Items

  • Lilac 8 ½  x 11 copy paper
  • Blue, black and red ink pens
  • Violet twin-pocket portfolios
  • Letter-size reinforced top-tab Kraft fastener folders
  • Invisible tape
  • Screen projectors
  • Dry erase markers
  • Sharpies
  • Laminating pouches
  • 1-inch masking tape
  • Carbonless 3-part receipt books 11” x 7 5/8”
  • Labeler tape ½” black on white
  • Clip-style name badge holders 2¼” x 3 ½”
  • White copy paper
  • Photo-quality printer paper
  • Blue/Black Ink Pens
  • Post-It Notes pads
  • Postage stamps; forever stamps, for 1st Class mail
  • Manila file folders
  • AA and AAA batteries (Rechargeable batteries)
  • 9-volt batteries
  • Digital Video Recorder
  • Digital Cameras
  • DVD Player
  • Desktop computers – Windows 7 Pro
  • Laptop computer – Windows 7 Pro
  • Flat screen 17″ and above computer monitors
  • Computer speakers
  • 4 and 6-foot folding tables

Canine Enrichment Program

  • Small Plastic Spray Bottles
  • Cooking Extracts – Vanilla, strawberry, lemon, almond, coconut, etc.
  • Fragrance Oils – Chamomile, lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, peppermint, sage **please stick to oils on this list, as some other oils are known to be toxic to canines.
  • Sweet Spices – Cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cardamom (with shaker tops)
  • Single ingredient baby food, including meats veggies and fruits. No dinners, deserts or berries16733038 - Captain Jack2 low
  • Plain yogurt, cottage cheese or cream cheese
  • Fresh Fruits and veggies including carrots, green beans, zucchini, sweet potatoes, apples and bananas
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  • Low sodium chicken/beef/turkey broth or stock
  • Low Sodium condensed soups including chicken and cheddar
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Frozen Vegetables, including carrots, green beans and peas
  • Instant brown rice, oatmeal (quick oats) or low sodium potato flakes
  • Peanut butter
  • Frozen Bill-Jack® dog food
  • Teaser Balls by Jolly Pets
  • Kong Dog Toys
  • Empty 5 gallon water jugs
  • Kong wubba
  • Kong AirDog™ squeaker toys for our dog play yard
  • Extreme Kong Dog Toys
  • Plush Toys
  • Premier’s Busy Buddy Toys (Kibble Nibble™ by Premier, Roly Rope™ by Premier, Twist ‘n Treat™ by Premier, Magic Mushroom™ by Premier)
  • Buster Cubes
  • Canine Genius’ Leo Toys
  • Sturdy Squeaky Toys (hard rubber composition)
  • DAP (dog appeasing pheromone) or ADAPTIL
  • High value treats like pup-a-roni, snausages,. Wellness© soft treats and bill-jack frozen dog food
  • Jolly Pets™ brand toys including :The Original Ball™ ,Teaser Ball™, Critters™ II, Romp-n-Roll®, Monster Ball™, Push-n-Play®, Tug-n-Toss®

*No-No items for dogs including but no limited to: onions, garlic, raisins, grapes, macadamia nuts, broccoli, chocolate, etc.

Trap-Neuter-Release Program Items

  • Humane Live Traps – in working order (Hava-Hart, Tru-Catch, or similar brand)
  • Canned Jack Mackerel
  • Large, clean towels (beach-towel size), old sheets, or cloth tablecloths – used to cover traps

Foster Care Items

  • Powdered Kitten Milk Replacement Formula (KMR) sold at pet supply stores. Needed for infant kittens that require bottle feeding.

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  • Powdered Puppy Formula or Esbilac formula. Needed for infant puppies that require bottle feeding.
  • Feline/canine nursing bottles
  • Heating pads
  • Dry puppy & kitten food in unopened bags
  • Canned puppy & kitten food in unopened cans. Prefer premium brands.
  • Litter boxes, non-dust cat litter, scoopers
  • Plastic or Wire Crates
  • Thermometers
  • Digital baby scales

Veterinary Department Items

  • Toddler sized fitted sheets
  • Toddler sized regular sheets(these are perfect sizes to cover transfer cages and carriers in AWC)
  • 1 quart or smaller sized Ziplock baggies
  • Ace bandages
  • Lots of hand sanitizer for both clinic and AWC
  • Nutracal(nutritional supplement for pediatric kittens/puppies, geriatric underweight animals-can be found in pet stores.
  • Pleated white paper cups 3.5 oz.
  • Craft sticks
  • Large scales
  • Pediatric animal incubator
  • Dental surgical instruments
  • New surgical lights
  • Non-rebreathing anesthesia machine
  • Heated surgical table
  • Blood chemistry and CBC equipment
  • X-ray table and automatic x-ray processor