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Wish List

Donated supplies are used every day to meet the needs of  hundreds of homeless animals each year that come to be our “guests” from the smallest gerbil to the largest mastiff. We work to keep them comfortable, well-fed, looked after, and loved.

Please visit our Amazon Wish List for more donating options delivered directly to CBHS!

Current Wish List
This is the current list of items we are running low of at the shelter or use on a regular basis. Thank you for your continued support!


Animal Comfort: 

Please do not donate any toys or treats that require supervision or have choking hazards or stuffing

  • Blankets (Please no sheets or pillow cases)
  • Toys without stuffing or squeakers 
  • Kong toys
  • Puzzle & enrichment toys
  • Cat scratch posts
  • Dog and cat treats 
    • Please do not donate rawhide or treats that need supervision

Animal Care Supplies:

  • Kitten milk replacer and bottles 
  • Baby Wipes
  • Kitty Litter, clumping or non-clumping
  • Cat and Kitten PATE wet food Currently a HIGH PRIORITY!
  • Frontline & Advantix flea and tick control
  • Lotrimin AF Currently a HIGH PRIORITY!
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Medical gloves (medium sized)
  • Small critter supplies such as timothy hay and paper-based bedding  
    • Please do not donate red cedar small animal bedding

Volunteer Supplies:

  • Winter gloves and hats
  • Bottled water
  • Carabiners

Gift Cards:

  • From pet stores such as PetSmart
  • From hardware stores such as Home Depot, Menards, and Lowe's
  • From stores such as Staples, Target, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club

Laundry Detergent

Laundry and Cleaning Supplies:

  • Laundry Soap Currently a HIGH PRIORITY! 
  • Paper Towels Currently a HIGH PRIORITY!
  • Window Cleaner 
  • Super loop mop heads 
  • Yellow plastic mop bucket on wheels 
  • Heavy Duty Pooper Scoopers and Scrapers (Please no spring-action!) 
  • Large Libman Squeegees & Floor Scrub Brushes Currently a HIGH PRIORITY!
  • Spray Bottles
  • Brooms and Dustpans Currently a HIGH PRIORITY!
  • Disinfectant spray & wipes
  • Hand soap
  • Handheld scrub brushes
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Vinegar
  • Sponges
  • Heavy duty utility carts
  • Large heavy duty trash bags

Gallon Ziplock bags

Office Supplies:

  • White Copy Paper
  • Dry-erase Markers
  • Dry-erase board cleaner
  • Permanent Markers
  • Scissors
  • Carabiners
  • Staples
  • Pocket Protectors
  • Velcro strips
  • Card stock paper
  • Highlighters
  • Sticky notes
  • Notepads
  • Photo backdrops
  • Bandanas and photo props
  • Command strips
  • Thumbtacks
  • Holiday decorations

Maintenance / Yard:

  • Heavy duty snow shovel with metal tips
  • Step ladders
  • Screwdriver / tools
  • Work gloves
  • Duct tape
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Rakes
  • Box cutters with replaceable blades
  • Heavy duty utility cart

Please avoid donating the following items:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Toys with stuffing, hard pieces, or choking hazards
  • Heated blankets
  • Pillows and Pillow Cases
  • Sheets
  • Rawhide or treats that need supervision
  • Newspaper
  • Toys that require supervision

Items that we cannot accept can be brought to Stuff, Etc and donated under Cedar Bend Humane Society's account or donate to a local homeless or women's shelter. 

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Donate here to help save lives! 

Thank you! Your donations will help to satisfy the many needs of so many homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals.

Get in Touch

Cedar Bend Humane Society
1166 West Airline Highway 
Waterloo, IA 50703-9634



Adoption Center Hours
Visitors By Appointment Only
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed daily: 12pm - 1pm for lunch

Extended hours until 7pm on Thur & Fri in June, July, & Aug

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Closed daily: 12pm - 1pm for lunch


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