How To Donate

See below for a list of the supplies we need on an ongoing basis. Please drop off the items at any of our drop-off locations.

You can also donate select items through our two online wishlists, all supplies will be shipped directly to us:

If you have any questions, please call (780) 466-SCAR or email

Your donations are very much appreciated. Thank you!

What we need

To help us efficiently utilize our storage space please be mindful of what’s needed when donating. This list is updated as our needs change.

Immediate Needs:
  • Disposable & reusable pee pads
  • Kitten wet food
  • Large breed puppy kibble
  • Puppy wet food
  • Adult dog food
  • Large/extra large plastic crates

Preferred food brands: Acana, Royal Canin, Hills Science Diet, Purina Pro Plan, Canadian Naturals, Purina Fancy Feast, Whiskas

Common Needs:
  • All life stages wet cat food
  • Cat litter (clumping, non-clumping, wood pellets)
  • Gently used x-pens (metal ones preferred)
  • Large/extra large elevated dog beds
  • Large dog beds
  • Large wire crates
  • Multi-level cat cages
  • Toys for cats and dogs (durable and interactive kinds, especially)
  • Metal or plastic pet gates

We accept gently used items

Please ensure all items are clean and in good conditon prior to dropping them off as a courtesy to our volunteers.
  • Open bags of foods and treats (please seal them for storage and transport)
  • Crates
  • Pet medication (must be within 6 months of the dispensary date)
  • Pet toys
  • Pet beds
  • Stainless steel bowls

Unsure if what you have is accepted? Email us at!

We are not accepting

  • Linens (flat/fitted sheets, comforters, blankets, pillow cases, towels)
  • Clothing
  • Pillows/cushions from beds or furniture
  • Household items
  • Human medical supplies
  • Raw food
  • Bird, reptile, fish, little critter cages and supplies

What you can recycle

  • Linens (flat/fitted sheets, comforters, blankets, pillow cases, towels)
  • Clothing
  • Bottles
  • Electronics

Using SkipTheDepot is free to register and they pick up directly from you! Recycle the items listed above and have the return donated to SCARS. Be sure to use our promo code ‘SCARS’ to avoid service fees and have 100% of your return donated.

We also need….

Cleaning supplies

  • Bleach and Virkon
  • All-purpose liquid cleaner
  • Garbage bags/blue bags (especially extra-large types that are 31″ diameter)
  • Paper towels
  • High-efficiency laundry detergent
  • Lysol wipes/Clorex wipes

Miscellaneous Items

  • Gift/fuel cards for Costco, Canadian Tire, Superstore, Safeway, Walmart, PetSmart, etc
  • Canadian Tire money
  • Chain link dog run panels (not rolled)
  • Office supplies – stamps, copy paper, pens
  • Zip ties – heavy duty
  • Donate supplies for our Walls 4 Winter program. Click here to see the list of building supplies needed.

Donate a Car

You can turn your vehicle donation into generous dollars to support SCARS! Working on our behalf, Donate a Car Canada will accept your vehicle for donation — running, or not! Old or new! There is no cost to you, and the process is incredibly easy! Click here to learn more.

Transport Vehicles

SCARS needs quality animal transport vehicles, preferably with all-wheel drive. Our volunteers drive thousands of kilometres each year to bring abandoned animals (many of whom are sick or injured) to veterinary care and foster homes. We regularly travel between Edmonton and locations such as Athabasca, Westlock, Calling Lake, Maskwacis, Wabasca, Lac La Biche, High Prairie, Lloydminster, and many other communities. Our highest priority is to ensure our volunteers and the animals they transport are warm and safe during travel. The need to help animals is often greatest when the weather is coldest and when the roads are in poor condition.