Update: COVID-19 Changes

The Pet Wellness and Adoption Centers continue to remain closed to walk-in visitors due to COVID safety regulations. If you would like a receipt for your donation, please attach your contact information to the item(s) so an acknowledgement can be mailed to you. Donations may be left at the front door. Thank you!

The support of friends like you in the community makes this lifesaving work possible. Your support:

  • Makes homeless pets comfortable while they await new families, whether that pet is here at the Connecticut Humane Society, at a partner shelter, or in a foster home.
  • Assists families utilizing CHS’ Pet Food Pantry with keeping their pets at home and out of shelters.

Donations of pet food and supplies make tails wag and purrs rumble here at CHS. Drop off your donations at any CHS location, or learn more about how to organize a drive with family and friends, at work, or as part of a service group.

Please note that CHS is not able to accept:

  • Open or expired pet food
  • Human clothing
  • Fitted sheets
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Large or down filled comforters
  • Mattresses and mattress toppers
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical supplies
  • Carpets
  • Children’s toys
  • Furniture
  • Cushions
  • Electric blankets

General Supplies Needed

  • CHS Pets Wish List on
  • New/like-new towels and blankets (must be machine washable)
  • HE laundry detergent (Purex, Xtra, or Arm & Hammer)
  • New/like-new pet beds
  • Sound machines

Cat Supplies

Dog Supplies

  • Clay cat litter
  • Cat toys (no catnip please)
  • Cat carriers
  • Wand toys
  • Kitty Kong toys
  • New litter boxes
  • Laser pointers
  • New cardboard cat scratchers
  • New cat litter scoops
  • Busy bones
  • Kong toys
  • Slow feeder bowls
  • Nylabones
  • Soft training treats
  • Dog toys (especially for large dogs)
  • Collars and leashes
  • Hol-EE Roller dog toys

Small Animal Supplies

Maternity Supplies

  • Carefresh bedding
  • Yesterday’s News litter
  • Small animal and bird toys
  • Oxbow Brand small animal food
  • Snuggle safe heat discs
  • Miracle Nipples
  • Four Paws Easy Feeder
  • Royal Canin baby cat food
  • Breeders Edge kitten formula
  • Kitten bottles

The Fox Memorial Clinic is in need of:

  • Large dog beds for recovering animals
  • Bath towels
  • New nylon or cloth leashes
  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towels
  • Bounce dryer sheets
  • HE laundry detergent (Purex, Xtra or Arm & Hammer)

Donations can be delivered to the following address:

Fox Memorial Clinic
701B Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

The CHS Food Pantry is in need of: 

Unopened and unexpired donations of the following types of pet food:

CHS is not able to accept:

  • Open or ripped bags
  • Expired food
  • Bags weighing over 40 lbs.

The most common food needed is:

  • Friskies
  • Fancy Feast
  • Iams
  • Purina
  • Pedigree
  • Nutro
  • Hill’s Science Diet
  • Wellness
  • Blue Buffalo
  • Natural/holistic brands
  • Milkbones
  • Grain-free dog food for pets with dietary restrictions