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.
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.
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
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.