The Winnipeg Humane Society
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
45 Hurst Way
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:The Winnipeg Humane Society is a registered charity dedicated to protecting animals from suffering and to promoting their welfare and dignity.
We are a non-profit, volunteer-based organization funded primarily by donations, memberships and bequests.
The humane movement in Winnipeg was formalized in 1894 with the founding of the “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Women, Children and Animals.” By 1906 other agencies had been established to protect women and children, so the organization’s focus shifted to concentrate solely on animals.
The first WHS shelter to house animals was opened on Logan Avenue in 1929. In 1968 The Winnipeg Humane Society opened a new facility at 5 Kent Street where we were located until the opening of our new building at 45 Hurst Way in October 2007.
Our Adoption Process:General Info:
All dogs 6 months and older are assessed by specialized trainers.
Animals placed for adoption are monitored for a 14 day health period to address medical concerns.
All animals are evaluated based on their health, known history, and temperament.
Animals are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Besides cats, dogs, and rabbits, we sometimes have other species of animals available such as birds, hamsters, and other rodents.
One of the goals of The Winnipeg Humane Society is to place animals in a responsible and loving permanent home. Weekends at the Shelter are very busy so try to come on a weekday to pick out your new pet. For a list of our location addresses and hours of operation, please go to locations and hours.
Provide proof of address with identification such as driver's license
Complete animal adoption questionnaire
Must be 18 years of age or older
Where suitable, bring along members of the household and other pets to meet prospective new pet
Adoption fees cover services included in the adoption benefits package. The benefits package for cats and dogs includes:
Health examination at the Shelter
Spay or neuter surgery
Comprehensive Ownership Handbook on how to care for your pet
Support System to help with difficulties
Low Cost Dog Obedience
Free Dog License