Pet foster program of VAW shelter clients in Ottawa and surrounding areas

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SafePet Ottawa is a Registered Canadian Charity

SafePet Ottawa is a registered charity! This means we can provide donors with tax receipts.


It feels good to donate. We are not funded by any government bodies or programs. All of our equipment, pet food and veterinary fees are paid for by money raised by fundraising or given to us by generous people like you! Our SafePet Ottawa Veterinary clinics provide free intake examinations; they also bring companion animals up to date on all necessary vaccinations.

Your donations make it possible for us to provide a higher level of veterinary care when it is needed; to deworm and treat pre-existing medical conditions, for example.  Over the summer months, we always treat pets to prevent heart worm. It adds up, but it is worth it!

Your donations also provide our foster animals with food, bedding, dishes, leashes and crates.  With your help, SafePet foster animals can be sent home to their owners with their “I’m Going Home” package that includes the bedding they are now used to, the dishes they now call their own and the crates that gave then their sense of “my quiet space.” These items make their transition back to their owner easier for the Owner and much easier for the foster Pet.

The SafePet Ottawa pet foster program is a non-profit organization. We ask for generous people to donate as well as raise funds by fundraising and applying for grants. Money is always needed for veterinary exams, vaccinations, sterilization, emergency procedures, medications, good quality pet food, high caloric supplements, gas for transportation, animal equipment, grooming, cleaning supplies and many other necessities.


SafePet Ottawa is grateful to accept your gently-used pet tools & equipment, food, gift cards or rewards & loyalty cards, as well as many other needed items.

Please see the list below for ideas of what is in need right now:

See List of Much Needed Items

While we are always grateful to receive your generous donations, here are some common items that are always much needed:

  • Kitty litter and trays/pans
  • Cat food & treats, both wet and dry
  • Dog food: universal (all ages & sizes), for puppies and for large breeds
  • KONG brand chew toys, and peanut butter or pumpkin purée (unsweetened) to fill them with
  • Gates and pens for safe confinement
  • Gift cards and store points. We will accept any kind of gift card for any store. We will use them to buy pet-related items such as linens or food, or we will silent auction them off to raise funds for SafePet. We will happily accept Shoppers Optimum points as well.

A SafePet volunteer will happily travel to pick-up your donated goods, or meet you at our storage location for drop-off. To arrange for item donation, please make a request using the contact form directly below.

Not Needed Items

At this time, we have a surplus of: toys, food bowls, clothing, booties, poop bags, crates, blankets, collar, leashes, beds and harnesses.


If you are willing to donate one/some of the items in the Much Needed list above, please use the form below to put in a request to either have your donation picked-up, or to drop-off your items at a designated place and time with a SafePet volunteer.

Thank you for your much needed help!

Donation Request
First & Last
In case we need to coordinate pick-up or drop-off of items.
In case we need to coordinate pick-up or drop-off of items.
Include details about where & when you'd like them picked-up if you are unable to drop-off.

Become a SafePet Foster or Volunteer

SafePet Ottawa man with dog

We are in desperate need of qualified Fosters to temporarily house pets in need of security.

To apply to become a SafePet foster, please fill out this Foster Application form.


Help us out however you can.

Volunteers of all types are greatly appreciated. To apply to become a SafePet Volunteer and join us in our efforts to help women and their beloved companions, please fill out this Volunteer Application form.


Have a look at recent SafePet Ottawa Board position openings and apply to fill a Board position: