HAWS' Wish List


HAWS’ Wish Lists contain things we use on a daily basis to keep our shelter running smoothly. The Featured Needs section below will change when we have an urgent need, and items will be removed when we have an adequate supply.

You can download a complete list here:   2020_HAWS_WishList_Updated_10-2020


Letting your fingers to the shopping?

HAWS has created our very own WISH LISTS on Amazon.com  so you can let your fingers do the shopping. These lists contain some of our most frequently used items – and we update them regularly. And be sure to use www.smile.amazon.com – HAWS receives a donation for your purchase through the Amazon Smiles program!

HAWS’ Animal Care Wish List
HAWS’ Supplies, Cleaning & Equipment Wish List



Kitten Season is EVERY SEASON at HAWS. Check the link to our Amazon Wish List for easy ways to purchase/send items, or log on to our Facebook fundraiser every March to make an easy online donation! Thanks from all the tiny feline paws at HAWS.


If you use Amazon or another mail-order company to purchase supplies for HAWS, save yourself the travel and have it shipped directly to the shelter! Not that we don’t want to see you – sometimes a donation drop is a great excuse to stop by…so we’re all for that, too.


HAWS Supply Donation

701 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188



GENERAL/MOST URGENT:    Small Animal supplies (bedding, food treats), Canned food for dogs/puppies/cats/kittens, Dog treats

Cat items – Dry Kitten food, canned Cat Food (grain free preferred), Cat litter – UNSCENTED ONLY, clumping or non-clumping

Dog items – Kongs – all sizes, Nyla bones, Slip leads, 4-6 ft. length, Dry Dog food (for our mobile Pet Pantry)

Cleaning productsHand Sanitizer, Clorox Wipes, Swiffer Sweeping Cloths (unscented), Q-tips, Cotton Balls, Dish Soap, Magic Erasers, Band Aids

Office supplies – Ultra Fine Expo Markers (for dry erase/white boards)

Peanut Butter – natural, not containing xylitol please!

Dog/Puppy Supplies

  • Soft dog treats – Zuke’s, Pupperoni (Please no Beggin’ Strips or other bacon shaped treats)
  • Kong toys
  • Nyla bones
  • Xpens

Cats / Kittens

  • Heating pads (without auto shutoff)
  • Snuggle Safe microwaveable heating pad (Amazon.com)
  • Dry kitten food
  • Grain-free canned cat AND kitten food
  • Cat toys (glitter balls, plush balls)
  • Scratching posts (stretchandscratch.com)

Small Animal Ward

  • Grass hay – Timothy/Orchard/Meadow
  • Paper-based bedding/litter – Carefresh, Yesterday’s News
  • Aspen bedding or kiln-dried pine (no regular pine or cedar, please)
  • Woodstove pellets
  • Oxbow brand foods – Bunny Basics T, Regal Rat, Cavy Cuisine, hamster/gerbil
  • Rat/mouse solid block food
  • Wood House Timber Hideaway or Woodland Getaways – medium/large
  • Fresh leafy green veggies – parsley/cilantro/lettuce (no iceberg, please)

Behavior / Training

  • Cow’s ears
  • Hot dogs – all beef/turkey
  • String cheese
  • “Happy Howie” or Natural Balance meat rolls
  • Baskerville Basket Muzzles (any size)
  • 30-50ft. Long lines

Education Department

  • Animal Sticker Sheets/Rolls
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Kleenex

General Supplies – Cleaning/Kennel/Office

  • White AND colored copy paper
  • Stamps – “Forever” stamps preferred
  • Bleach
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex
  • 6″ white paper plates (please no styrofoam!)

We realize that many of the things we desperately need are not always the “fun” things, but they are truly important items! Things like soap and bleach are always needed to keep the animals healthy, and adoptions can’t happen without paper for the adoption records and certificates.

Interested in a baking project for HAWS? Download this recipe for Salmon Treats – our canine residents will love them!

In light of the many recent pet food/treat recalls, we respectfully request donations to HAWS do not contain “imported” ingredients or be made in China. Thank you for understanding as we try to keep our shelter animals safe!

Do you have a school class or group that would like to do a supply drive? Or maybe you have particular items you can secure for us? Feel free to call us at 262-542-8851 if you have any questions about our needs. We will be happy to give more detailed information – and discuss how we can work together for the animals. We’ll even post pictures of your group in action on our Facebook page, here on our website and in our quarterly Tattle Tails newsletter.

Donate to HAWS Today!

General donations help us provide shelter and care 24/7/365 for lost, abandoned, unwanted or stray companion pets.
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