The Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League have each served the animals and people of the District of Columbia and the national capital region for over a century. Now these two great forces for animal protection have come together to form an even more powerful organization: the Humane Rescue Alliance.

Organization Wish List

General Supplies

  • Pens
  • Sharpies
  • 8.5 x 11 copier paper (we even use the boxes!)
  • Rubbing alcohol (must be 90% alcohol or greater)
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Quart-sized plastic bags for treats
  • Towels (new or used)
  • Blankets (fleece works well, no heavy or down comforters)


  • Easy Walk® harnesses (brand name please)
  • Unopened wet and dry food
  • Peanut butter (xylitol-free)
  • 100% canned pumpkin (not the pie mix)
  • Treats
  • Poop Bags


  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Catnip
  • Unopened wet and dry food
  • Yesterday’s News non-clumping, recycled paper cat litter

Small Animals, Wildlife & Exotics

  • Timothy and alfalfa hay
  • Carefresh Natural Bedding
  • Food and treats (rabbit, bird, ferret, hamster, and guinea pig)
  • Small mammal igloos

To help support this organization, send your eGift Card to:

Contact organization for current email address or mail gift card to the address listed below.

eGift cards are the fastest and easiest way for this organization to order the items they desperately need, when they need them. See our “Team Up for Tails” section on this page, pick a store, and order your eGift card. 100% of what you order goes directly to the animal rescue shelter.

Or you may contact the organization directly at the following:

New York Avenue Adoption Center
1201 New York Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Oglethorpe Street Adoption Center
71 Oglethorpe Street NW
Washington, DC 20011