Make a Difference

Since 1884, the Toledo Humane Society has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in Toledo and beyond. Your support, along with the support of others in the community, allows us to continue providing medical care, investigating animal cruelty, rescuing and caring for more than 5,000 animals each year.

The Toledo Humane Society is a 501 (c)3 non-profit that receives no federal, state or local tax dollars. We have a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and are accredited through the Better Business Bureau’s Charity Rating. We are not affiliated with HSUS or the ASPCA.

Donor Bill of Rights

How to Give

You can make monetary donations by scrolling down and using your credit/debit card on our secure online donation form or by calling us. You can view our wish lists below, too.

Stop by, call or mail gift to:

Toledo Humane Society
827 Illinois Ave.
Maumee, OH 43537

Monthly Donation

Donating monthly is easy, automatic, and ensures animals get help without delay, right when they need it the most.

One-Time Donation

Your gift helps feed and care for the animals right here in our community.

In Memory Donation

Make a donation in memory of someone special to help their legacy continue on.

In Honor Donations

Make a donation in honor of someone special in your life. Birthday, holiday, or any special occasion, give a gift in their name!

THS Wish List

Even if you’re not ready to adopt a pet of your own, there are plenty of other ways to support the animals here at THS. We are always in need of items to help with the day-to-day care of the animals, as well as items that help with animal enrichment and behind-the-scenes activities. Below is a list of items we are currently in need of:

THS also has an Amazon Wish List for donations to be sent directly to the shelter.

Amazon Wish List

Donation Drop-Off

Donations can be dropped off at the shelter:

Toledo Humane Society
827 Illinois Ave.
Maumee, OH 43537
Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Basic Necessities

  • Canned Cat Food (pate style)
  • Cat Litter (non-clumping)
  • Canned Dog Food
  • Cat Carriers
  • Dry Food for Dogs & Cats (unopened)
  • Meat-Flavored Baby Food (Chicken, Turkey or Ham)
  • Dental Bones and Harvest Chews
  • Gently used Dog/Cat Beds
  • Stainless Steel Bowls (2 quarts)
  • 6ft Dog Leashes or Chain Leashes
  • Small Brown Paper Bags

Misc Necessities

  • Gas Cards (for our cruelty officers)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper
  • Batteries (9 volt, AA and AAA)
  • Ink Pens

Dog Enrichment Items

  • Approved food items (Applesauce, string cheese, hotdogs, cheese whiz, fat-free yogurt, cream cheese, pumpkin puree, parmesan cheese, etc.)
  • Dog Training Treats
  • Pupperoni Treats
  • Treat Pouches
  • Adaptil
  • Chicken/Beef Broth
  • Dixie Cups (small paper cups)
  • Snuffle Mats
  • Cardboard Boxes (Empty cereal boxes, tissue boxes, pizza boxes, shoe boxes, and egg cartons)
  • Prey/Hunting Scents (available at Tractor Supply!)
  • Cooking Extracts/Spices (Vanilla, peppermint)
  • Kong Wobblers and Kong-like toys
  • Baskerville Muzzles
  • Freedom Harnesses
  • Composure Chews

Cat Enrichment Items

  • Feliway Spray
  • Single Cat Scratchers
  • Fleece
  • Cat Toys (Interactive, toy mice, hard and soft toys, Kong treat toys for cats, Kong cat wobblers)
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Cat Nip
  • Empty Yogurt Containers (any small reusable containers)
  • Wine Corks
  • Pet Safe Bubbles
  • Dr. Elsey's Litter Attractant
  • Zylkene – 75 mg

Cleaning Necessities

  • Bath Towels (new or gently used)
  • Blankets (new or gently used)
  • Bleach
  • Distilled Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Soap
  • Large Plastic Garbage Bags (35 gallon)
  • Baby Wipes or Disinfecting Wipes
  • Ziploc Bags (Sandwich and Gallon Sizes)
  • Kleenex (Facial Tissues)
  • Dryer Sheets
  • New Plastic Spray Bottles
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Planned Giving

Remembering the Toledo Humane Society through a planned gift ensures that our programs and services will remain viable for years to come while enabling you to advance your own financial plan. Our work and the impact we make in the lives of animals in our community can be your legacy. For more information on planned giving, please contact Stephen Heaven, President/CEO, at 419-482-7111 or via email at

Planned Giving Form

Kitten Season

Kitten Season is upon us - and although it's easily the cutest time of the year, it's also one of the busiest! In 2024, the Toledo Humane Society saw over 900 kittens under 8 weeks old come through our shelter doors and we expect to see just as many, if not more, in 2024!

Young kittens require more care and specialized items to help them grow into the happiest, healthiest kittens they can be! Your kind gifts for our kittens help us stock our on-site Orphaned Kitten Nursery and prepare for the influx of pregnant and nursing mother cats. Your generosity plays such a massive role in helping us save lives!

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Vehicle Donations

Donating a vehicle is a great way to support the Toledo Humane Society. Your used vehicle can help homeless and abused animals find a better future. When you donate a used vehicle it's just like making a cash contribution and you can receive a tax deduction for your gift. Even the oldest and most beat-up vehicles are accepted and can be put to good use.

Photo Tiles

A photo tile can be the perfect way to freeze a moment in time! Become a part of the Toledo Humane Society’s history by hanging a photo tile right in the entry way of our shelter. Honor and memorialize a family member, even if he or she has four-legs. Our photo tiles are a unique and individualized way to remember a special occasion, a pet or person you’ve lost, and they make a great gift idea too.

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The Toledo Humane Society is making positive change for thousands of deserving animals each year.

Dylan Evalent