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Guelph Humane Society

500 Wellington Street, West, P.O. Box 684, Guelph, ON N1H 6L3

Phone (519) 824-3091
cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles & small animals at Guelph Humane Society

Areas Guelph Humane Society serves

The Guelph Humane Society assists homeless and unwanted animals of Guelph and Wellington County.

Guelph Humane Society's adoption process


Submit Application

We have moved to an entirely virtual adoption procedure! Please visit for more information.



An Adoption Team Member will reach out via phone to discuss our current adoption process and provide more details on the pet!


Meet the Pet

We are happy to assist in having you meet the pet VIRTUALLY via Zoom!


Take the Pet Home

We will schedule a specific time for you to come to the shelter to pick up your pet safely- social distancing included!

Additional adoption info

Contactless Adoptions are here and going well!

1) View the pets below by clicking on their name. Please ensure you read their adorable description and all their important details.

2) Choose the pet that you feel would be a good match for your home.

3) Fill out an Expression of Interest Form (EOI) below, and email Please remember that an animal may receive many applications. If this pet doesn’t work out, we will try to match you with another amazing pet.

4) Our team will reach out to you to discuss the next steps, including setting up a virtual adoption meeting via Zoom or other video conferencing. This is a great opportunity for us to assess if the pet is a perfect match for your home/family. These meetings can be scheduled 7 days a week during shelter operation hours.

5) If everything goes well, we will set-up a pick-up time and your new pet gets to come home!

If you have any questions regarding the contactless adoption process please call 519-824-3091. For our adoption fees (and what is included), please visit our website at

Adoption application

About Guelph Humane Society

For 125 years, the Guelph Humane Society has been dedicated to protecting and caring for the many animals with whom we share our community and our lives, and to fostering the important bonds with animals that enrich us as individuals, families and communities. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured, orphaned, abandoned and abused animals each year, throughout Guelph and Wellington County.

Our programs are delivered by an enthusiastic team of staff with many years of experience in animal care and welfare. In addition to paid staff, we are lucky to have nearly 300 active volunteers, who provide thousands of hours of service each year and generously share their skills and ideas with the humane society.

The Guelph Humane Society has a strong working relationship with local, provincial, and national animal welfare organizations; local school boards; the City of Guelph; Township of Centre Wellington; Township of Guelph-Eramosa; local veterinarians; the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre at the University of Guelph; and Guelph Police Services and the Provincial Crown Attorney’s Office. We are an affiliate society of the Ontario SPCA, and proud member of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS).

Our organization is guided by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers with a wide range of skills and business experience. The Board also convenes several ad hoc committees, which work to address specific issues. Day-to-day operations of the shelter are managed by the Executive Director and senior staff with the Board’s general guidance.

We are a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. As such, we depend on your donations and private funding to support our important work. The Guelph Humane Society charitable registration number is 119236305RR0001.

Guelph Humane Society's adopted pets