Ottawa Humane Society Workshop
How to Take Care of Dogs and Cats
- Pets need to be fed each day (some pets need to be fed more than once a day).
- All pets need water. Cats should be given water to drink (not milk).
- Pets need a safe home to live.
- You need to brush cats and dogs often.
- Animals need to be loved.
- Cats use an indoor bathroom while dogs go outside.
- If you want to pat a dog that you see on the street. You must ask its owner for permission before touching the dog.
- When petting a dog do not touch the top of its head. You should pat a dog's neck or behind its ears.
For Valentine's Day the OHS is hosting an open house. They will be opening their doors to the public and have organized many wonderful activities!
Here is the website where you can find more information about their programs and how you can help support this foundation.
Grade 1 Social Justice Initiative
Rope dog toys
Six-foot nylon dog leashes
Soft treats for training
Cat toy balls
Bottles of bubbles to blow!
Catnip interactive cat toy (ie: battery operated toys they watch and play with)
Perpetual motion toys
Non-clumping cat litter
Kong wobbler dog treat dispenser
Nylabone dog toys
Slim Cat food dispensing toy
Bird seed (for budgies, finches, etc.)
Spray millet for birds
Non-basted plain raw-hide bones (medium and large only) for dog behaviour department
Freeze-dried liver treats for dog behaviour department
Easy Walk dog harnesses
Prescription diet pet food: low residue, hypoallergenic diet
Pine shavings (for small animals)
Timothy hay (for small animals)
Yesterday’s New litter
Hot water bottles
Size M/L Easy Walk harnesses
Whiskas Dry (specifically meaty selects)
Friskies dry and Catchow
Whisker City Puffs Catnip
Small animal exercise pens
New small paint rollers (used to give cats massages to help alleviate stress)
New toothbrushes (used to brush/groom orphan kittens)
Disposable gloves (powder free)
Bounce dryer sheets
Household rubber gloves
Laundry detergent (preferably high-efficiency)
Gift certificates (for event prizes)
Canadian Tire money
Donate a Car Canada
AA and 9V batteries
New, non-electric can openers
Yellow 3x3 and 1x2 post-it notes
White photocopy paper 20 lb
Pens (blue and black)
Items that are not needed at this time:
The OHS appreciates, and relies on donations to help care for our animals. Please note that there are items the OHS is not able to accept because they cannot be disinfected, are not disposable, are already overstocked or are provided by a sponsoring organization.
For these reasons, we ask that you do not donate the following items:
Small animal cages
Any opened bags of food
Plastic food bowls
Pillows, duvets, or cushions
Wooden crates or carriers
Dog seat belts
Canned cat food
Clumping cat litter
Carpeted cat scratch pads
Dog treats (ex. Milkbones)
Non-washable dog toys
Hanging file folders
Push pinsScissors and scotch tape