In-Kind Donations

We always need essential resources, including cat food, litter, sheets and towels, and many other supplies. Please see below for a list of donations we can accept. If you have questions, call us at 773-262-4000 or visit our Chewy and Amazon wish lists below for our current needs. 

You can drop off in-kind donations at our shelter during business hours or mail them to us!

Tree House Humane Society
7225 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60645


At front desk: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 6 p.m.
In our donation bins: Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please note: while we’d love to accept everything at any time, it’s important that our staff is on hand to preserve and sort through donations promptly. Please visit our front desk when we’re open!


  • Delicious kitty food: Friskies and Fancy Feast!
  • Canned tuna for our trapping support
  • Dog food for our pantry partners

We Accept

Food: New or Open

  • Dry cat or dog food

Food: New (Unopened)

  • Wet cat or dog food
  • Canned tuna
  • Jarred baby food (meat purees)
  • Cat or dog treats
  • Prescription cat or dog food

Supplies: New or Gently Used (Open)

  • Cat litter
  • Cat or dog toys
  • Carriers
  • Pet food dishes
  • Dog leashes/harnesses
  • Humane traps
  • Cat trees
  • Grooming supplies
  • Training/puppy pads and newspaper
  • Linens (sheets, towels, blankets)

Supplies: New (Unopened)

  • Pet furniture
  • Bags of fluids still wrapped in plastic
  • Bandage materials
  • Flea/tick preventative for cats and dogs
  • Non-expired medications (antibiotics, steroids, anti-nausea medications, vitamin B12, etc.)

We Do Not Accept

  • Frozen or refrigerated cat or dog food
  • Needles or syringes
  • Controlled substance medications
  • Chemotherapy agents/medications
  • Cytotec or Misoprostol medications
  • Heavy comforters
  • Household items or human clothing

Alternative Options for Donations We Do Not Accept

Medications commonly used and accepted

Lactated Ringers Solution/Fluids (LRS) Must be unopened and no line attached
Prozac, Fluoxetine

Medications not used often, but is accepted

OndansetronProzyme/PancreaPowder Desmopressin
AmlodipinePanacurFamotidine, Pepcid
Denamarin/DenosylVitamin B12

Medications that we CANNOT accept

BuprenorphineHydrocodoneBuprenorphine SR
Hydromorphone TramadolFentanyl


Interested in donating much needed supplies to our resident cats? Our wish lists have been carefully curated with their needs in mind. Shop our Chewy wish list and send a gift right to our door, or browse one of our specialty wish lists below.

Questions? Call us at 773-262-4000 or email