Pickering Animal Services is responsible for the care and housing of stray and homeless pets in our community.  If you would like to help make a difference in a pet's life, donate today.  

We appreciate your generosity - and so do our animals! We thank our donors for improving the well-being of our animals, and contributing to their bright and healthy future.

Financial Donations

One Time Gift - your contribution will bring us one step closer to building our permanent animal shelter here in Pickering. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20. 

Donate NowDonations may now be made online or can be mailed or dropped off to:

Pickering Animal Services
Clerk's Office, City of Pickering
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON, L1V 6K7

What can I donate?

The shelter is always in need of many animal related items.  Below is a list of some of the items we commonly need:
  • kuranda beds - help one of our shelter dogs or cats sleep in comfort by donating a kuranda bed.
  • dog biscuits, denta bones and other treats
  • cat treats, cat nip
  • leashes, collars
  • brushes, combs, nail trimmers
  • dog and cat toys
  • scratching posts (cat tree or cardboard)
  • litter boxes
  • laundry detergent
  • towels, blankets and dog/cat beds (please no fitted bed sheets)
  • small animal bedding (not wood shavings)
  • small animal food (pellets, treats, hay)
  • small animal bowls, water bottles, hide boxes and other enrichment toys
  • and more...feel free to contact us if you have an item that you think would be of assistance to us

Recent Donors

September 2018

Paint NightAnimal Services received a $200 donation from attendees who participated in the first Paint Night Fundraiser held on September 26th at the George Ashe Community Centre. Everyone had a great time and the paintings turned out wonderful.  Thanks to everyone who participated and Samantha from Paint Date for helping organize this fun event.  Feel free to contact us if you are interested in running your own paint night fundraiser.


Fairport Beach Neighbourhood BBQFor the second year in a row, the Fairport Beach Neighbourhood Association hosted a charity BBQ for Animal Services.  Thanks to the generous support of the community, local residents, the Pickering West Shore Community Association and Joe Fischer they raised $1,119 which will go to help build our new animal shelter. Thanks again for your support!

March 2018

Items donated to Animal Services

The City’s Animal Shelter, and its furry residents, were the recipients of a random act of kindness last week, after a local man dropped off $5,000 worth of donations. The generous individual, who has requested to remain anonymous, unloaded a truck full of animal supplies, which included food, toys, treats, and care items, on behalf of his animal-loving family. "We are beyond grateful for the warmth and generosity of this family," said Lindsey Narraway, Supervisor, Animal Services. "The gentleman expressed that he drives by our shelter on a daily basis, and simply wanted to give back, and provide for less fortunate animals." The donations will allow staff to provide socialization and enrichment activities for animals temporarily housed at the shelter, while waiting on their forever home.

December 2017

Tyler and Danielle with their festive cat house creations

Tyler and Danielle stopped into the Animal Shelter recently to drop off their awesome festive cat house creations. Thanks Tyler & Danielle, your donations are always greatly appreciated!

Thank you to the Fairport Beach Community Association for their generous donation from the community. This past September, the Community Association ran a charity BBQ to help raise funds to build our new animal shelter. We look forward to working with you again this coming year!

Animal Services would like to thank all of our supporters who have donated online this past year. So far this year we raised $2,500 in online donations alone! Thanks again to everyone who donated, we're now one step closer to building our new Animal Shelter.

Photo Gallery: Kuranda Beds will appear here on the public site.